Job: Elementary Teacher Librarian

6.20.17 –  Elementary Teacher Librarian
Australian International School, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  Overall good reviews and good salary although Singapore, while fascinating, is a very expensive place to live.

Salary S$60,826 – S$75,784 depending on experience level

 

Australian International School has a vision to be known internationally as an institution which represents educational excellence in all aspects of its operation. Our school philosophy commits us fully to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential dimensions of each student’s education.

The position of Teacher Librarian have a dual role as both teachers and information specialists. They have a key role to play in the development of information literacy and in building a culture of reading in the Elementary School. The teacher librarian’s flexibility and positive response to change will directly influence the success of collaboration between the library and classroom teachers.

The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of the needs of primary (Prep-Year 5) education, with a specific focus on either Prep-Year 2 (Lower Elementary) or Year 3-5 (Upper Elementary).  He/she will have the capacity to achieve excellence in the delivery of a high quality education aligned with the School’s Mission, Vision and Values delivered via the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme.

AIS welcomes the right candidate to join our AIS team in the Elementary School commencing in January 2018.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum four year recognised teaching qualification including a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Diploma or a Bachelor of Education
  • A Post-Graduate qualification in Librarianship or related field would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years FT teaching experience in a recognised educational institution
  • Experience in working in a school library
  • Experience of working with the IB PYP, or Experience of working in a collaborative teaching and learning environment within an Elementary School
  • Excellent communication skills, multi-tasking and time management
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and an interest in participating in the wider school community

We are offering attractive salary and benefit packages to successful candidates.

Further information about this position is available in the attached job description. Only applications submitted using the school’s application form will be considered. Please submit your completed application form, cover letter and CV by Sunday 9th July 2017, 23 59 (UK Time).

Please provide the following supporting documentation as well as completing our application form:

  • CV or Resume (max 2 side of A4)
  • Cover Letter (max 1 side of A4)

(PDF Job Description available for download on TESjobs)

Job: School Librarian

3.10.17 – School Librarian (11-18)
UWCSEA East Campus, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  This is a one-year  interim position with an established school with positive reviews. It is a late listing so could be a chance to gain some international experience.

UWCSEA East Campus has a vacancy for August 2017 to June 2018 for an Interim Teacher Librarian in the Middle and High Schools (ages 11-18).

The appointee will be an experienced Teacher-Librarian with successful classroom teaching experience. Considerable experience in running library facilities is a pre-requisite, as is a very good understanding of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and the (I)GCSE.

The Context

UWCSEA welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. If you have a strong sense of adventure and an exceptional level of commitment to teaching and learning, UWCSEA might be the perfect next step for you. Here are some reasons why:

  • We provide an extensive professional learning programme that brings international experts to the school
    and sends teachers to courses and programmes in the region and beyond.
  • Our academic results are outstanding, but our focus on holistic education means teachers are involved in all aspects of the programme. At UWCSEA you can take students trekking in the Himalayas or kayaking in Thailand, building houses in Cambodia or skiing in Switzerland. Equally, you can support them in making real connections with the local communities, working with children with multiple disabilities or teaching life skills to domestic workers who have been the victims of violence. All our students and teachers, from Kindergarten1 to Grade 12 are involved in outdoor education and service activities.
  • As a non-profit organisation, we invest 3% of income in scholarships for nearly 100 students each year. These scholars come from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You can teach and learn from these exceptional students.
  • The College is at an exciting time in its development and you can be part of that. Our College-wide curriculum articulation project, the Centre for International Education, the integration of technology into teaching and learning and the development of our outdoor education facilities are just some of the exciting initiatives our staff are currently involved in.
  • A highly competitive benefits package allows you to enjoy remarkable access to Asia through personal travel

The Benefits

As well as a competitive remuneration package, UWCSEA offers extremely high levels of professional development and the satisfaction of working with remarkable young people in a climate of innovation, collaboration and collegiality.

Teachers arriving from overseas will be provided with a housing allowance, flights on arrival and at the end of each two-year contract, baggage allowance and medical insurance. It should be noted that the medical insurance is provided within industry-standard limits.

Teachers arriving from overseas are entitled to tuition fee exemption at the College for up to 3 children. Teachers’ children are subject to the same admission standards as all other applicants. It should be noted that provision for learning support is limited in scope.

https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/jobs/teaching

 

Job: Teacher Librarian (Secondary)

2.22.17 – Teacher Librarian (Secondary)
United World College of Southeast Asia, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  This is an interim position for one year at a well-established school with a good reputation and positive reviews.

UWCSEA East Campus has a vacancy for August 2017 to June 2018 for an Interim Teacher Librarian in the Middle and High Schools (ages 11-18).

The appointee will be an experienced Teacher-Librarian with successful classroom teaching experience. Considerable experience in running library facilities is a pre-requisite, as is a very good understanding of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and the (I)GCSE.

The Context

UWCSEA welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. If you have a strong sense of adventure and an exceptional level of commitment to teaching and learning, UWCSEA might be the perfect next step for you. Here are some reasons why:

  • We provide an extensive professional learning programme that brings international experts to the school
    and sends teachers to courses and programmes in the region and beyond.
  • Our academic results are outstanding, but our focus on holistic education means teachers are involved in all aspects of the programme. At UWCSEA you can take students trekking in the Himalayas or kayaking in Thailand, building houses in Cambodia or skiing in Switzerland. Equally, you can support them in making real connections with the local communities, working with children with multiple disabilities or teaching life skills to domestic workers who have been the victims of violence. All our students and teachers, from Kindergarten1 to Grade 12 are involved in outdoor education and service activities.
  • As a non-profit organisation, we invest 3% of income in scholarships for nearly 100 students each year. These scholars come from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You can teach and learn from these exceptional students.
  • The College is at an exciting time in its development and you can be part of that. Our College-wide curriculum articulation project, the Centre for International Education, the integration of technology into teaching and learning and the development of our outdoor education facilities are just some of the exciting initiatives our staff are currently involved in.
  • A highly competitive benefits package allows you to enjoy remarkable access to Asia through personal travel

The Benefits

As well as a competitive remuneration package, UWCSEA offers extremely high levels of professional development and the satisfaction of working with remarkable young people in a climate of innovation, collaboration and collegiality.

Teachers arriving from overseas will be provided with a housing allowance, flights on arrival and at the end of each two-year contract, baggage allowance and medical insurance. It should be noted that the medical insurance is provided within industry-standard limits.

Teachers arriving from overseas are entitled to tuition fee exemption at the College for up to 3 children. Teachers’ children are subject to the same admission standards as all other applicants. It should be noted that provision for learning support is limited in scope.

https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/jobs/teaching

Job: Senior Teacher Librarian

1.28.16 –  Senior Teacher Librarian
Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  Well-established, mid-tier school.  A review/discussion on this school can be found on the ISR ForumTheAsianParent also has some reviews.

 

A leading British international school in Singapore seeks teachers with distinction.  We provide expatriate students, aged 3 to 18, with high quality learning experiences in an environment that values both innovation and tradition.

We are seeking to employ an outstanding, experienced, full-time Teacher Librarian with strong leadership skills and a successful track record in teaching to head up our team of 10 professionals and paraprofessionals in the secondary school library. If you are innovative, and would like the challenge of working in a dynamic, forward-looking, state-of-the-art library please visit the school website for further details about the role and explore the library website http://seniorlibrary.tts.edu.sg/web/ for an understanding of the context.

Please see ‘Careers at Tanglin’ on our website at www.tts.edu.sg for details of this position and information on how to apply.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure certificate.

 

Jobs: School Librarians (4)

11/2/15 –  School Librarians (4)
TESConnect, Singapore/Hong Kong/Saudi Arabia/Egypt

Sarah P’s comments: For librarians looking to work internationally, school positions offer the most opportunities in the widest range of locations.  Fall is the start of the recruiting season for the following year.  US international schools tend to require certification as well as a MLIS and school experience while British schools tend to focus on the MLIS and experience, preferably with either the IB and/or British National Curriculum.  For more details about the process and opportunities please refer to my book and or my Resources page.

Here are four recent postings on TESConnect, a site where many British international schools advertise positions:

Head Librarian – Whole College Position, Cairo

Junior School Librarian, Singapore

Senior School Librarian, Singapore

Teacher Librarian, Hong Kong

 

 

 

Job: Temporary Assistant Librarian (6 months contract)

9/4/15 –  Temporary Assistant Librarian (6 months contract)
Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  This position is “open to locals as well as international candidates currently holding a dependent pass in Singapore“.  I know this because, after reading about the position on ILFA-Jobs, I wrote to the person who posted it asking for clarification.  I am glad she replied because having this information will help librarians to know whether to apply or not. One of my pet peeves is that the people posting these positions do not regularly include this information.  They should because it would help everyone involved;  librarians applying as well as HR personnel receiving applications.  Yet another reason I write this blog…

FYI: Yale-NUS recently posted a full-time position for a Senior Librarian which is open to international candidates.

 

Yale-NUS College seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to process orders for books and materials, process interlibrary loan requests, coordinate document delivery and manage placement of books, chapters and articles on the reserve system. He/She will assist librarians with online systems work as well as helping users at the circulation desk, performs loans, returns, hold requests and fills.

The duties include:

  • Order and receive books, videos and other materials, both for the permanent collection and for interlibrary loan, document delivery and course reserves services
  • Assist in processing interlibrary loan and document delivery requests
  • Process requests for course reserves electronically and in by adding print materials to the Library’s Reserve Books/Readings collection
  • Order new materials and remove and return materials as required
  • Assist in ensuring that document delivery and electronic reserves transactions are compliant with copyright law
  • Coordinate with faculty, students, staff, vendors, libraries and other institutions and help to manage the distribution and retrieval of borrowed materials
  • Maintain a procedure manual and statistical records
  • Provide service desk coverage, including help with databases and other web-based resources
  • Assists in locating and using books in the collection
  • Perform basic administrative tasks and other duties as required

Requirements

  • Bachelor or Diploma qualifications
  • Experience in Library will be preferred
  • Independent, meticulous, possess good working attitude and interpersonal skills

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@yale-nus.edu.sg.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Job: Senior Librarian/Librarian

8/27/15 –  Senior Librarian/Librarian, Education Resources & Technology
Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  Hard to tell from this listing how many librarians they are hiring. Here are some articles/reviews about Yale-NUS:
Frequently Asked Questions about Yale-NUS
Failings & Flaws at Yale-NUS
Glassdoor Review

 

Yale-NUS College seeks innovative, self-motivated and service-oriented professionals to provide research assistance and instruction, and build collections to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the YaleNUS community. You will undertake subject responsibilities in support of the Science faculty, and lead in one or more of the following operational areas: instructional services, reference and research services, web services and outreach. You will work closely with faculty, students and colleagues, promoting an engaged, proactive style of service supportive of the Yale-NUS College living and learning environment.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Librarian of the College, you will:

  • Provide reference and research services, to enhance the information-seeking experience of students, faculty and staff, including individual consultations and some evening and weekend desk shifts
  • Develop and teach library instruction and information literacy classes and workshops to help our students effectively find and discerningly use a variety of information resources.
  • Serve as a liaison to academic divisions
  • Coordinate and perform collection development in assigned subject areas to support curriculum and research needs
  • Develop, promote and assess library services in assigned operational areas. Provide training and documentation as required
  • Create, develop and maintain instructional tools, aids, guides and web content for assigned areas
  • Collaborate on group efforts and participate in the planning and implementation of library programmes and projects
  • Engage in continuous professional development and represent the Library in college and university committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • A good university degree, preferably in the sciences AND a master’s degree in library and information management
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant working experience in instruction and reference, preferably in an academic library setting
  • Be highly service-oriented and enjoy supporting users in their scholarly as well as co-curricular pursuits
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Proficient in the use of technology, library systems (such as Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium) and social media, with a strong interest in pedagogy and emerging library technologies

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@yale-nus.edu.sg.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.