JCSP School Librarians – JCSP Demonstration Library Project

The JCSP Demonstration Library Project is inviting applications for the position of JCSP School Librarian. The employer for these positions is the City of Dublin ETB and the positions will be based at:

Clogher Road C.C. (Dublin) – Part-Time Specific Purpose Contract (2 days per week)

Enniscorthy C.C. (Wexford) – Part-Time Specific Purpose Contract (1 day per week)

Requirements and Job Description

These posts are open to individuals who hold a Primary Degree in Library and Information Science, or an equivalent qualification (to degree or postgraduate level) that is recognised by the Library Association of Ireland

Applicants should have a number of the following:

  • An interest in working with teenagers in the context of educational disadvantage and an interest in literacy development
  • Experience of managing all aspects of a library
  • Ability to work as part of an existing and expanding team to develop every aspect of the national project
  • A willingness to work as part of a research team and to input into the ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the project
  • Excellent organisational, ICT, communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to prepare regular reports and to develop student support materials

Duties will include:

  • Maintaining and developing a high-quality school library which prioritises the needs of the JCSP students; this will be done in conjunction with the Senior Project Librarian,
  • Liaising with, and reporting to, the Senior Project Librarian and the Principal of the school in which you are located on all matters relating to the establishment, running and maintenance of the library and all accompanying literacy and numeracy-based programmes.
  • Liaising with the Senior Project Librarian, the JCSP Support Service, under the management of Oide, the school JCSP co-ordinator and the Principal and teaching staff, in designing and delivering library-based programmes to tackle literacy and numeracy difficulties as experienced by JCSP students.
  • Continuous and ongoing engagement with the JCSP students in your school to ensure that they use the school library effectively.
  • Managing the library budget
  • Adaptation of structures and procedures in your library to ensure that the JCSP students derive maximum benefit from the library project.
  • Participating in, and contributing to, the research of the JCSP Demonstration Library Project including the collection and collation of research information.
  • Drawing up a Library Policy and a Library Development Plan to meet the needs of your particular school.
  • Monitoring and evaluating library-based projects on an ongoing basis and producing written reports on same on a monthly basis.
  • Management and administration of the AccessIt library management system
  • Supporting the implementation of JCSP initiatives, exhibitions and projects.
  • Attending Project related meetings.
  • Participating in and supporting the development of the JCSP profiling process.
  • Participating in the drawing up and implementation of in-service programmes and materials related to the JCSP Demonstration Library Project as required.

The duties and responsibilities of School Librarians under the JCSP Demonstration Library Project may vary in accordance with emerging needs and development of the Project as determined by the Department of Education, the City of Dublin Education and Training Board and Oide.

The salary scale will be linked to the local authority Grade VI (Executive Librarian) scale.

Garda Vetting & References: Any offer of employment will be subject to Garda Vetting and reference checks.

For informal enquiries please contact Kathleen Moran, Senior Project Librarian at

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 26th July 2024. Applications should be made by email to and should include a cover letter, a current detailed CV and a clear indication of the position/s being applied for.

Interviews for these positions will be in-person and will take place in late July/early August and the start date will be early September 2024.

Applicants when applying must supply ALL the following details to be considered to

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae, including details of two referees (name, role, contact number & email)
  • Confirmation of eligibility to work in Ireland


Latest date for receipt of applications to is:

12 noon on Friday 26th July 2024

Late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisting may take place.

Canvassing will disqualify.

City of Dublin ETB is an equal opportunities employer

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