Research Librarian, Orchard, Singapore

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EtonHouse International School - OrchardOrchard, Singapore

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Reports to: Principal, IB PYP and Diploma Coordinators

The position holder will:

Be an outstanding and inspirational classroom practitioner, modelling high quality teaching and learning and serving as an instructional coach for colleagues

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library programme is aligned with the mission, goals and objectives of EtonHouse International School @Orchard, and meets the requirements of the PYP, KS3/IGCSE & DP programmes
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement effective units of inquiry to support interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary learning;
  • Plan and deliver information literacy lessons to primary and secondary classes;
  • Create inquiry-based classrooms that develop critical thinking skills, knowledge and a range of skills within an environment based on trust and respect;
  • Manage and oversee library services including operation, policies and procedures, resources, and facilities;
  • Where applicable, supervise volunteers and student librarians;
  • Promote the school’s academic honesty policy and the ethical use of information;
  • Manage the planning, administrative and budgetary functions of the library;
  • Analyse and evaluate library and information services, technology and media service requirements;
  • Prepare reports related to library and information services, technology and media services, resources and activities;
  • Perform cataloguing and classification of print, audio-visual, electronic and online resources;
  • Maintain inventories, compile statistics and generate reports as required;
  • Provide library services in response to the information needs of library users; 
  • Respond to daily on-site requests for information;
  • Assist with any other duties, tasks or jobs as may be reasonably requested by the Principal or other SLT members.


Relevant Qualifications and Desired Experience: 

  • Degree in appropriate specialised subject 
  • Training and experience as a librarian
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience 
  • Familiarisation with IGCSE and IB programmes 
  • Exhibit strong philosophical alignment with all IB programmes 
  • Experience or familiarity with a Library Management System (such as Destiny)  


Professional/Personal Attributes: 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with a wide network of teachers, students and families
  • Good cross-cultural skills and understandings 
  • Strong IT skills 
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to maintain key dates and monitor progress within fixed time frames
  • Be passionate about raising standards in teaching and learning and have a clear understanding of excellence in learning
  • Be able to work accurately and calmly, and show resilience, when under pressure




More about EtonHouse International School - Orchard
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: 10 Tanglin Road, Singapore, 247908, Singapore. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +65 6513 1155
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