Experience

  • Senior School Librarian

    at Kent College, Dubai

    November 2019 - at Present

    Dubayy

    Responsible for managing the Senior School Library Running of reading promotional activities such as the Scholastic Literacy Pro, Periodical subscriptions for different departments, ECA creative reading as well as working closely with Key Stage leaders in order to integrate the Library and classrooms. Responsible for Annual budget, cataloguing and classification of Library materials

  • Head Librarian

    at Gems Metropole School, Motor City- Dubai

    October 2015 - November 2019

    Dubayy

    I assist over 3 500 students in the Library, on weekly basis, to find books appropriate to their reading levels and interests as well as help them to source topic-related books for their studies I encourage the active participation of students and teachers in accessing the full range of facilities available through the library and teacher resource rooms. This has enabled us to maximize students’ learning opportunities and promote life-long learning I support the active and appropriate use of digital information services within and beyond the School Key Responsibilities and Achievements I participate in the selection, training and supervision of Library support staff and parent volunteers thereby helping the school reduce extra costs of hiring external trainers or outsourcing the service

  • Deputy -Chief Librarian

    at Bulawayo Public Library

    May 2012 - September 2015

    Bulawayo Province

    For 3 years I managed to catalogue and classify the Library’s learning resources using the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme, the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rule 2 (AACR2) and the Sears List of Subject Headings. Learning resources are now in the Library system, easy to retrieve, locate and use Managed Reference Sources and Services as well as E-Resources of the Library. Students from the neighboring Colleges and Universities largely benefited from the facility. Hence, the majority of them passed with distinctions in their project researches and final year dissertations August 2012 - I initiated a project on Digitization of the Historic Reference Collection materials at the Library.

  • Library Assistant

    at Bulawayo Public Library

    June 2011 - April 2012

    Bulawayo Province

    Due to my good conduct during internship, I was hired whilst I was still finishing my final year project to come and work as a Library Assistant at Bulawayo Public Library. Therefore, I performed mainly Reference and Circulation services on daily basis as well as assisting users in locating books and periodicals and other reading materials using online catalogue, journal databases and indexes. I then gained much trust from my Supervisor Sorted books, newspapers, periodic collection, audio-visual materials and other Library collections and publications according to established procedures and could return them to shelves, files or other designated storage areas. Collection preservation rate rose to 95%

  • Library Assistant (Internship)

    at Bulawayo Public Libarary

    August 2009 - October 2010

    Bulawayo Province

    My inborn passion to become a Librarian was immediately exhibited during my internship period when I was entrusted by my Supervisor to manage the Circulation desk as well as the Reference section fresh from school with a year ahead to finish my studies

  • Teaching Assistant

    at Chionja Primary School

    April 2005 - August 2007

    Masvingo Province

    Assist the lead teacher to arrange small groups in class for literacy, phonics and reading among other skills whilst monitoring students behaviour and give feedback to my lead teacher Help children with their playing, learning and social development as well as tiding up of the classroom every morning

Education

  • CAMBRIDGE

    at British Council

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) Dubayy

  • American Library Association

    at ALA Certificate

    2018 - 2018 (1 year)

  • Follett Destiny Library Manager

    at Follett Solutions

    2017 - 2017 (1 year) Dubayy

  • ZIMSEC

    at National University of Science and Technology

    2007 - 2011 (4 years)

Languages

  • Arabic Native

  • English Elementary

Hives