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West Island School      Website: Click Here
West Island School is a member of the English Schools Foundation. The School was established in 1991 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As an international secondary school offering iGCSE and IB programmes, we occupy award winning buildings in the Western district of Hong Kong. We serve a stable and established community in the Pokfulam district, with over 1200 students on roll. Our school mission of strength from diversity reflects the considerable achievements of our learners from over 40 different nationalities. Our students progress to the universities of their choice because they achieve highly, are well equipped and are leaders of the future



• Maintain the strategic and day to day management of the Library
• Lead the development and promotion of the Library
• Provide a service to the curriculum in order to enhance the quality of the learning experience of the students

• Resourcing, selecting, maintaining and promoting stock, print and non print
• Ordering, classifying, cataloguing and overseeing all processes necessary and make stock shelf-ready
• Administering & maintaining the loan system and general good order of Library; stock checks, culling, etc.
• Promoting the proper use of the Library within the School and working with the Resources and Research Leader to implementing a programme of Library skills tutorials for students
• Promoting the Library through displays & activities plus the website
• Providing professional services in support of learning & research needs to achieve the most effective delivery of the curriculum
• Managing an annual budget
• Ensuring the management and provision of the Library supports the aims & objectives of the School
• Selection & training of staff and volunteer helpers
• Major purchases, eg. Capital replacement, etc.
• Disruptions to timetable for curriculum based skills lessons, outside speakers, etc.
• Performing other duties and assuming accountabilities as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives, eg. liaison with other schools, attending ALESS meetings

• Resources and Research Leader


• Relevant professional qualification
• Membership of a professional Library organization e.g. CILIP, ALIA, ALA are essential
• Relevant experience of 3-5 years

• Ability to appraise and evaluate library materials to ensure a well-balanced, up-to-date stock which meets the curricular and recreational needs of all readers
• Knowledge of school’s aims and objectives, students’ abilities and reading needs, Knowledge on books and non book material
• Expert knowledge of IT systems in managing a library
• Effective communicator
• The Librarian is expected to liaise with other school librarians in Hong Kong for their mutual advantage and professional development

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: 03 Jun 2017
For enquiries, please contact Margaret Lau at +852 28191962 or

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