LIBRARY SPECIALIST

  • Support Staff
Vacancy

Overall Purpose of the Position

We are looking for a passionate Library Specialist to support the operations of the Learning Innovation Hub (The Hub), our school library and design spaces. This essential position assists with the organisation, maintenance, and day-to-day management of Hub materials, spaces, and people, ensuring that the ISP community has access to necessary resources. The ideal candidate will facilitate a supportive and resource-rich environment, contributing to the overall mission of the school.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively as a member of the ISP’s Community in realising ISP’s Mission;
  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere for the community, both virtually and in The Hub;
  • Supervise and guide library technicians and volunteers, promoting effective teamwork within team;
  • Support patrons in the selection of materials and resources;
  • Provide basic research and reference assistance to students and staff;
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and inviting library environment that encourages study, research, and exploration;
  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Hub spaces and services. This may include the maintenance (cataloguing, shelving, circulation, inventory, upkeep) and development (acquisition, curation, growth) of the collection and resources;
  • Coordinate the operation of library management systems and other digital platforms;
  • Keep informed of new library practices, technologies, and educational resources to support continuous improvement of library services;
  • Substitute for Hub faculty as required;
  • Work closely with the Hub team to organise events and programs that promote literacy, reading, and technology use among students;
  • Other duties as required.

Experience, Skills & Dispositions Desired

  • Fluency in English (minimum B2, C preferred).
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with a focus on service to a diverse community of students and staff.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Understanding of cataloguing and experience with library management software.
  • A keen interest in literature, especially children’s and young adult books, and a general understanding of the educational needs and interests of K-12 students.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Flexibility and solution-focused attitude.

Education & Training Preferred

  • Minimum of High School Diploma;
  • Experience or certification in Library Technology / Information Science;
  • Experience working in a library (school setting is preferred);
  • Customer-facing work experience preferred.

As part of ISP’s comprehensive child welfare policy, we do perform background checks on all our employees, who must abide by the ISP Child Protection Policy.

How to apply

To apply for any Support Staff post, send a CV and Covering letter to hr@isp.cz