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Student Librarian

Job Title: Student Librarian

Years 7-13

Job Purpose: to promote reading and literacy across the school, assist students on choosing appropriate reading material suitable for their age groups, to help the school librarians run the library.

Line management: Miss Murphy and Mrs. Prince

Key Skills and personal qualities:

  • A love of reading
  • Good knowledge of a variety of authors and different genres
  • Good organisation skills
  • Confident communicator
  • Excellent behaviour, attitude and attendance

Specific duties:

Throughout your role as a Junior Student Librarian, you will work one break or lunch time in the library on a rota-basis to complete some of the duties outlined below:

  • Make recommendations of good books to read to fellow students
  • To verbally communicate your interest in reading, as well as the benefits of reading to fellow students
  • To communicate effectively in writing by creating posters, book reviews, or displays for the library
  • To assist library staff in organising library challenges, as well as reading events such as World Book Day and Harry Potter Night
  • To assist library staff in administrative duties such as collecting reserved books, returning, and borrowing books for students, and creating letters for overdue books
  • To be aware of the library layout and to assist library staff in organising the stock, as well as maintaining a tidy and pleasant atmosphere in the library

If you are interested in applying for this position, please write a letter to Miss Murphy explaining your personal qualities and reasons why you would be interested in undertaking this position.

Completed letters of application should be emailed to: murphy.louise@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk