Library Assistant


Library Assistant

The Independent Schools Foundation Academy (The ISF Academy) has a deep commitment to Hong Kong, inspiring Pre-Primary to Grade 12 learners to act as empowered global stewards since our establishment in 2003. As an internationally accredited private independent school, our unique student-focused academic curriculum and experiential learning programs are deeply rooted in Chinese culture combined with a truly bi-lingual and intercultural learning environment. The success of The ISF Academy in delivering exceptional IB DP performance has facilitated the admission of our graduates to the world’s most prestigious universities to continue their next stage of learning. The school currently has around 2000 students and 480 employees.

We are now seeking an energetic, qualified and experienced candidate to fill the following position:

Library Assistant – Secondary (Ref: SEC/LA/20211006_cp)
Job Responsibilities:
 Provides exemplary customer service while working at checkout desk or as backup;
 Categorize and classify library materials, including books, CDs, films, newspapers, or other documents;
 Follow library standards and guidelines when classifying documents;
 Import bibliographic records from an external database of bibliographic records to internal library database;
 Researches records and makes updates as needed;
 Creates original records as required;
 Inputs data about materials into electronic catalogue to ensure users can locate books, serials, films, or other document;
 Ensure all material can be retrieved conveniently using standardized method;
 Consult with colleagues on improving cataloging process;
 Assist the Library Officer to work alongside subject specialists in developing the resources list for student and staff;
 Assists students, staff and parents with technology questions, locating materials and general library use;
 Determine appropriate treatments for series or multipart items;
 Assist the Library Officer to Organize large backlogs of materials;
 Organize materials according to highest priority;
 Assist in maintaining parts of the catalogue that pertain to collections under specific jurisdiction; Shuyuan, Chinese Cultural Centre, Archives;
 Report regularly to Library Officer and the Head Librarian Secondary;
 Conduct complex research that creates imaginative and inspiring library resources and displays; and
 Any other duties as required by ISF Secondary.

 Holder of the Certificate of Library Assistant (or equivalent);
 Work experience in a school library environment;
 Good knowledge of Chinese and English word processing, library information systems and other office software applications, e.g. Publisher;
 Good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin);
 Able to work independently, effective organizational and interpersonal skills; and
 Provides exemplary customer service in Library at all times.

The ISF Foundation, Academy & Pre-School are committed to ensuring safety and well-being of our students. We hold high standards of recruitment practices with specific attention to child protection. All applicants must be willing to undergo relevant background checks and screenings.

Free Shuttle Bus travelling to and from The ISF Academy will be provided:
Route: North Point > Admiralty Centre > Causeway Bay > Aberdeen > The ISF Academy

Application Deadline: 15 July 2022

Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience. We will offer an attractive benefits package including medical, life insurance, and opportunities for professional development and continuing education to the right candidate. Please submit your application by completing the Application Form, Reference Check Statement which could be downloaded from our website: together with full Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter. Please quote with our “Ref: no.” by email to [email protected]

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