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    Teacher Librarian - Junior School

    Abbotsleigh is a leading independent Anglican school for girls, located in Wahroonga, on Sydney's upper north shore and is renowned for empowering young women through education since 1885.

    LocationNorth Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
    Type Full-Time
    Status Temporary
    Contact Kate Grzanka

    About this job

    Abbotsleigh Junior School seeks to appoint a primary teacher with expertise, experiences and / or passion for librarian duties. Ideally this person will be able to make an immediate start in a temporary capacity from Monday 9 October or as soon as possible thereafter.


    A passion for collaborating with teachers to ensure information literacy skills are grown and embedded for all girls from Transition to Year 6 is required. This role would well suit a primary classroom teacher with a clear commitment to growing girls' literacy skills and a love of engaging with literature. While teacher librarian qualifications are desirable, this role requires someone with passion, initiative, flexibility and drive to ensure the library is well maintained and a welcoming environment. A co-teacher librarian and a library technician are able to provide great support and guidance in this temporary role.

    This role includes the following duties:

    • Team teaching with classroom teachers to ensure the growth of information literacy skills.
    • Lessons are either two half hour sessions with girls in Transition to Year 1 or a full hour session for girls in Years 2-6.
    • Collaborating with classroom teachers to ensure the library program is an adjunct to the classroom program.
    • Assisting with borrowing and returns as shared between the other Teacher Librarian and Technician. This includes from 8am in the morning, during lunchtime and until 4pm each afternoon.
    • Maintaining the student, staff and parent resources to enable the library to function efficiently and effectively.


    Applications to be directed immediately to Kate Grzanka - the Deputy Head of Junior School via email on: grzankak@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au with the following information included:

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae (including the names and contact details of at least 2 referees)
    • Academic Transcripts
    • Working With Children Check Number