School Librarian - Part Time
The post-holder shall carry out those responsibilities assigned by the Head as detailed below.
Give input to the Head in:
Organising, developing and maintaining the Library from a strategic point of view;
Creating a positive approach and instilling a culture of safeguarding in all School matters;
Attend termly INSET, weekly staff meetings and twice weekly staff briefings.
Co-operate with the Head of English and Deputy Head through liaising with other staff using the
Liaise with staff delivering Learning Enrichment (SEND), English as an Additional Language (EAL)
and the Able, Gifted and Talented (AGT).
3. Main Librarian duties
Organising, developing and maintaining the Library at all times both in day-to-day use but from a
strategic point of view;
Cataloguing, shelving, book loans and returns procedures;
Encouraging and stimulating pupils’ interest in reading not only through the way the Library is
organised but through competitions, activities and displays, especially during break and
Helping English teachers with recommendations for class and individual reading;
In conjunction with the Head of English, managing a programme of author, poet and book
events for all areas of the School;
Managing Librarian helpers giving them suitable tasks and responsibilities as directed by the
Promoting nationwide initiatives, for example World book Day;
Keeping up to date with current reading trends and offering advice, encouragement and
recommendations to the whole school community via outlets such as social media;
Working with all departments to provide books as required.
4. Responsibility for the Welfare and Pastoral Care
Promote the School’s Safeguarding Policy throughout the Library;
Liaise with the Head of Pastoral Care supporting pupils within the Library environment where
5. Relations with Parents
Make arrangements for parents to be given regular information about the Library including
contributions to the fortnightly Newsletter;
Replying quickly and efficiently to any parental emails/telephone calls/letters.
6. Finance, Resources, Site and Buildings
Work with the Head of English to ensure the quality of resources is provided;
Manage the Library Budget for book purchases, library resources and School events;
Ensure the appropriate security/safety/state of repair of the Library.
Parkside School STAFF JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Effective Date: 14/10/19
Review Date: August 2020 Annual review
7. Additional Expectations:
Keep up to date with current educational thinking through books, journals and government
Attend courses and to disseminate to colleagues where necessary;
Take part in the Staff Professional Development (Appraisal) scheme.
Accept and take on any issues raised through the external inspection of the School including
This Job Description is not intended to be all embracing and the post holder shall be required to carry
out any reasonable requests by the Head for the betterment of the School, commensurate with training