Mid Level

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Monday, 15 August 2022

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Tranby are looking to appoint a part time (0.6 or 3 days per week) permanent (term time only) School Librarian with a start date of 1 Septembe

School Librarian

Location: Anlaby, East Yorkshire

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Monday 15 August

Interviews: Thursday 18 August 


Purpose of the position

The Librarian will play a full part in the academic and pastoral life of the School. The post holder will be based in the main school library but will support the development of both the Senior School and the Prep School libraries.

Principal responsibilities

• Promote a love of reading and scholarship across the school community, creating an integrated, whole-school environment which encourages reading for pleasure;
• Develop and implement, in consultation with the Deputy Head (Academic), a whole-school library policy to support the aims of the school development plan;
• Monitor the effectiveness of the library’s contribution to teaching and learning through accurate indexing, user surveys and record-keeping;
• Support pupils and staff to enable library users to identify, locate and access the information and resources they need;
• Manage the library budget for and promote a wide range of resources in a variety of formats, both traditional and electronic;
• Liaise closely with the English department to promote the development of reading and literacy skills;
• Manage a study environment for both curriculum based and independent learning;
• Liaise with the Board of Studies (Heads of Department) to ensure that the curriculum is appropriately supported by library resources;
• Participate in school-wide improvement through attending the regular cycle of staff meetings and training events;
• Contribute to the Senior School Activities Programme.


• University degree or above;
• Have a qualification in librarianship and have had experience of working in a library;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Be hands-on with a strong sense of initiative and responsibility;
• Enjoy working with children and be able to manage groups effectively, encouraging reading and enjoyment of literature;
• Have a good eye for attractive displays in order to make the library a welcoming and inviting place;
• Be a confident user of IT;
• Be an effective team member and, at the same time, be able to work on one’s own initiative.

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