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The English Schools Foundation

Librarian (Starting September 2020)

The English Schools Foundation
Salary negotiable
Posted on 24 Jan 2020

Librarian (Starting September 2020)

The English Schools Foundation

Job Highlights

  • Developing and managing the annual Library budget
  • Administering & maintaining the loan system
  • Relevant library/librarian experience

Job Description

Island School      Website:

Island School Sha Tin Wai
Area 5A, Pok Hong Estate, Shatin, New Territories (Near Shatin Wai MTR station)
School Number: (852) 2524 7135 | Fax: (852) 2840 1673

Island School Tai Wai
Sun Chui Estate, Shatin, New Territories (Near Tai Wai MTR station)
School Number: (852) 2524 7135 | Fax: (852) 2167 6356

Secondary School with 1,200 students.


  • Maintain the strategic and day-to-day management of the library
  • In association with the teachers, provide a service to the curriculum in order to enhance the quality of the learning experience of the students
  • Oversee all school libraries, including the Community Library

Main Accountabilities

  • Assist students and teachers with research and assignment writing
  • Promoting a love of literature among the students
  • Developing and managing the annual Library budget
  • Selection & training of staff and volunteer helpers
  • Ordering, classifying, cataloguing and overseeing all processes necessary to make stock shelf-ready
  • Administering & maintaining the loan system and general good order of Library; stock checks, culling, etc.
  • Procurement for major purchases, e.g. Capital replacement, etc
  • Maintaining up to date resources - prize-winning work, new publications etc.
  • Maintaining mother-tongue reading material for students
  • Maintaining resources for staff professional development
  • Managing a range of electronic resources and subscriptions
  • Supporting English teachers to deliver library-based lessons to students
  • Collaborating with Curriculum Leaders and program co-ordinators to use library resources to enhance teaching and learning
  • Organising reading competitions including Battle of the Books and Island School Book Week
  • Promoting reading to students and staff


  • Minimum typical education
  • A qualification in librarianship would be an advantage
  • Membership of a professional Library organisation e.g. CILIP, ALIA, ALA are essential
  • Minimum typical experience
  • Relevant library/librarian experience

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: 07 Feb 2020

For enquiries, please contact Betty Tsu at +852 2524-7135

Applications must be submitted online through
Step 1: Go to the Registration tab and register. You will then receive an email with an activation link.
Step 2: When your account has been activated, login to the system and click "Job Listing"
Step 3: Check the box next to the job(s) that you wish to apply for and click "Apply & Continue".

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date

By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF.

ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF's Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

Additional Information

Career Level
Entry Level
Not Specified
Years of Experience
Not Specified
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Company Website

Company Overview

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong. We have five secondary schools, nine primary schools and a school for students with special educational needs across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Two “all through” Private Independent Schools and four kindergartens are operated by ESF’s affiliated company, ESF Educational Services Limited (ESL), which also offers English language classes and sports activities. The fifth kindergarten is due to open in August 2016.

There are 17,000 students from more than 50 different nationalities in ESF schools, PIS and kindergartens. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Medical insurance

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