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Job Summary

He/She will be responsible of managing day to day library activities which include: sorting and shelving books based on their categories, assisting the young readers and ensuring that their educational and reading needs are met.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

St. Philip Neri Primary School is a day and boarding school located in Machakos county- Mavoko, Joska offering both the 8-4-4 and Competency based curriculum 2.6.6.3. it was founded with a mission to provide quality education for all children without discrimination. In its quest to achieve the extraordinary and as per the school motto, the school seeks to recruit a dynamic and passionate individual for the following position:


Job Description

The librarian will develop a primary school library from the initiation with the help of the teachers and the school’s management. He/She will be responsible of managing day to day library activities which include: sorting and shelving books based on their categories, assisting the young readers and ensuring that their educational and reading needs are met.


Key Responsibilities

• Classifying and shelving of books in the library.

• Create and constantly keep an up-to-date library policy.

• Organizing and maintaining the library’s online content.

• Initiate the implementation of a library management system.

• Assisting library patrons in utilizing the library’s E-books, Audio books and Audio-Visuals.

• Ensuring that library books are in proper condition and are replaced in case of loss or damage.

• Working with publishers, vendors and the school community to ensure the library has an up to date catalog of books.

• Help prepare the library’s budget and manage payments of fines for damages or loss.

• Ensure smooth running of the library’s other day-to-day activities in the library.

• Work with the school management and the students in organizing engaging library events.

• Prepare and submit library reports and inventory when requested.

• Registering and keeping an up to date record of library patrons.

• Responsible for daily circulation of library items.

• Managing library enquires over the counter, via emails or telephone.

• Any other duties as requested.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma in (Library and Information Science / Library Science / Records Management).

• A minimum of 1-year experience in a busy library

• Experience in managing a school library is highly desirable

• Excellent computer skills. 

• Must be aware of current trends in library services for children and young adults.

• Must be communicative and have outstanding interpersonal skills


Job Application Procedure

Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications in soft copy only clearly indicating the position applied for together with a detailed CV, copies of academic & professional certificates, and any other relevant documents, including 3 referees (with

current email addresses & mobile phone numbers) and a cover letter. 


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