American International School of Guangzhou

Elementary School Librarian Educator

Negotiable Guangzhou, Guangdong, China Several Starting date in 2022-08-15

About The School

AISG is an independent day school offering a full educational program from Preschool to Grade 12. Learn more about this school

Job Description

AISG is a caring community that looks for passionate teachers who bring their forward-thinking pedagogy along with an empathetic approach to enrich each child’s learning. 



Teach preschool, kindergarten and grades 1-5 students and collaborate with homeroom teachers on lessons focused on research and library skills that are age appropriate. 

Collaborate with homeroom teachers to effectively use the library as a teaching and learning center for students, creating a positive ‘learning hub’ for the school.  

Work with students, parents and teachers to deepen the understanding of literacy practices, children’s literature, and information literacy. 

Collaborate with homeroom teachers to develop and implement the key concepts within their units of inquiry of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).   

Support students in choosing personal books and research materials. 

Involve students and teachers to efficiently and effectively select, acquire and distribute library materials, equipment and services that are appropriate for the curriculum.

Continuously document updates of their curriculum and planning units in ATLAS Rubicon, the school’s online collaborative tool. Updates are through cycle reviews and informed by best practices and research in teaching and learning. 

Keep track of expenditures, circulation, purchase orders, and other records.  

Supervise, train and support the library assistants. 

Deliver instruction to a wide range learning abilities in coordination with our EAL and Learning Support specialists.  

Maintain open and clear communication with parents  


Host regularly scheduled ‘Saturday Morning at the Library’ that focuses on family engagement and community building, if campus access policy allows. 

Supervise students who choose to go to the library during permitted times that are not within their scheduled class time, such as recess.  

Establish library times that allow parents to access the library before and after school, if campus access policy allows.   

Attend Wednesday faculty meetings after school, which are focused on grade level, full faculty, and professional development. 

Participate in planning meetings with PYP Coordinator, Grade Level Team and PLC (professional learning community).  


The candidate with the best fit to join AISG will be passionate about wanting the following: 

To continuously learn and improve as a teacher by participating in the multitude of professional development opportunities, by actively collaborating with colleagues, by reflecting on practices, and by co-creating a future pedagogical climate that promotes teacher growth and development.  

To maximize the educational impact of flexibly designed learning spaces that are purposely built to drive innovation and creativity in the classroom.   

To contribute to a positive environment where the administration, teachers, parents and students alike are empathetic, supportive and believe in the well-being of everyone in the community.   

To apply the attributes of a positive and valued member of a Professional Learning Community and the IB learner profile to ensure a holistic approach for student-centered learning.   

To embrace change by leveraging expertise in technology and bringing best practice to different learning environments so that students can perform at their optimal potential.   



Bachelor’s degree or higher;  

Teaching certification required; 

Minimum of 2 years of successful full-time teaching experience; 

PYP experience preferred; 

Experience working as a school librarian; 

Working in PLCs (professional learning communities) preferred. 

Post date: 2022-06-02
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