Primary Teacher Librarian (m/f), Leipzig

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Leipzig International SchoolLeipzig

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Start date: 01 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Leipzig International School is an independent non-profit day school for students from Nursery to Grade 12. It provides a high-quality international education, conducted predominantly in English, to children of all backgrounds; thereby supporting a diverse community and promoting international understanding. Over 190 staff members from all over the world work together to create a stimulating and exciting learning environment for our children whose families come from over 70 countries. Established in 1992, the school has grown and developed significantly over the past years. It operates at two locations: on Könneritzstraße (School, Grades 1 through 12) and on Karl-Heine-Straße (Kindergarten).

Our Primary School offers a high-quality education programme for over 260 children aged 6 to 11. It supports each student’s personal, social, academic, physical and emotional development in an internationally oriented context. In the Primary School the International Primary Curriculum is used as a tool to support and develop learning using a theme based approach. The Cambridge English and Maths Programmes are also used to ensure that we provide a clear and consistent curriculum that appropriately challenges the students. 

Are you interested in becoming part of an international team? Do you believe that education is about learning how to become a citizen of the world? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you! 

We are seeking a Primary School Specialist Teacher Librarian starting 01 August 2018 who will lead the Primary School Library.

Your qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library science or a related field like information studies
  • The Master of Library Science (MLS) preferred
  • Teaching Licensure or Certification preferred
  • High competency in written and spoken English
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as the use of IT and new technologies
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience in teaching learners with diverse needs, especially English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Experience of working in an internationally-minded and diverse school community is preferred
  • Experience and/understanding of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is preferred

Your main tasks and responsibilities will be to:

  • Promote reading and lifelong learning
  • Promote literacy through 1:1 or small-group reader advisory by directing students to resources that are age-appropriate at accessible levels of difficulty and that respond to student interest as well as information need
  • Promote the use of the library as a source of recreational and informational materials
  • Work with teaching colleagues to design curriculum and instruction in information literacy, including information technology
  • Work with teaching colleagues to provide strategies and resources to support the curriculum
  • Teach a curriculum of information literacy and technology across all Primary grade levels aimed at students learning to access, evaluate, use, create, and communicate information through inquiry and critical thinking:
  • generating an authentic researchable question
  • mediating between information need and a wide variety of resources, including online information tools
  • evaluating information for authority, bias, currency, and relevance
  • using appropriate technology to create and communicate new knowledge ethically
  • Maintain an effective, working Primary School library

You must be:

  • Committed to our students and their learning, well-being and safety
  • Committed to developing a clear and challenging holistic educational programme for our students
  • Positive, encouraging and able to motivate students  
  • Able to differentiate and deliver a quality learning experience to students with a range of abilities 
  • Able to create and maintain a climate that promotes high standards of achievement
  • Focused on student learning, progression and development
  • A team player who is flexible, open to change, solution-oriented, all with a good sense of humour
  • Organised, ethical and empathetic

What we offer:

  • Wonderful students who are interested in learning
  • A team who are student and learner centred
  • Ongoing internal and external professional development
  • A dynamic and diverse workplace that continues to develop best teaching and learning practices
  • An exciting and flexible model of working that effectively supports the needs of students
  • The chance to engage in the life of the International School in the beautiful city of Leipzig; a historic, green, vibrant university city that is safe, well-connected, and in the cultural heart of Europe


To apply:

Please apply via our online application tool on our website and let us know on which website you found out about the vacant position. More information about the required application documents is available under ‘Job Opportunities’. 

More information about our mission, core objectives and values as well as our programmes are available on our website

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More about Leipzig International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Könneritzstraße 47, Leipzig, 04229, Germany
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