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Head Librarian

Dingwen Academy Hangzhou
Hangzhou, China
Fully-furnished staff apartment provided by the School.
Airfare reimbursement for round-trip economy tickets.
Start date
3 years
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand


  • Strong knowledge of various literature genres, classification systems, and cataloging methodologies;
  • Proficiency in technology and information retrieval systems;
  • Possess necessary professional qualifications in information science and library management;
  • Worked in international or bilingual schools and managed an academic library;
  • Language proficiency in English and Chinese;
  • Possess excellent communication skills, especially in a cross-cultural environment;
  • Willing collaborator, sincere caregiver, and passionate educator.
  • High-end health insurance with global coverage; 
  • Free breakfast and lunch; 
  • Reimbursement for visa application; 
  • Tuition waiver for up to 2 children; 
  • Relocation allowance; 
  • Free use of school facilities; 
  • Winter and summer holidays. 

Overview: The head librarian was involved setting up the school library - an extensive facility, for success. The role will instill a culture of happily assisting students and faculty with research and other information needs, and promoting reading and literacy. Additionally, they will plan and lead library programs & special events, manage the library budget, and supervise library assistants. Overall, the job of a school librarian is essential in supporting the educational mission of the school and fostering a love of reading and learning among students.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the overall library management including the operation system, budget, staff training, team building, etc.
  • Collaborate with the faculty in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Create an effective and informational learning environment for students.
  • Initiate programs to help students cultivate knowledge and skills that are required to better use library resources and facilitate their learning process. Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of library programs.
  • Develop, organize, and manage information resources that meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of students and the professional needs of teachers.
  • Build rapport and professional relationships with students, staff, and parents.
  • Attend professional meetings and ongoing learning initiatives such as workshops, lectures, conferences, and other events to expand professional networks.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Hangzhou Dingwen School is a newly built world school with Chinese characteristics, committed to cultivating future leaders who are rooted in China and promote global progress.

The school is located in the north section of the University Town in Qiantang District, Hangzhou, bordering the Qiantang River to the east, the moat to the south, and the golf course to the north. It is surrounded by more than 100 acres of greenery and is located "above the park". It is scheduled to open in 2024.

School supporting facilities

The school has a building area of ​​178,000 square meters and is constructed by international first-class modern standards. It has complete equipment and facilities. It has a 50-meter-long swimming pool with a total of 8 lanes, a performance hall that can accommodate 800 people and a 400-square-meter black box. Sub-theatre, 400-square-meter outdoor standard playground, primary and secondary school indoor sports halls, primary and secondary school libraries (including 2,500 square meters of secondary school library). In addition, Dingwen School provides more than 230 teacher apartments and more than 450 student dormitories to meet the living needs of teachers and students. 

Curriculum structure

In the compulsory education stage, the school will organically integrate cutting-edge educational theories and teaching methods at home and abroad based on implementing the national curriculum syllabus and achieving "integration of China and the West, learning from the East and the West" in the curriculum. In addition, in addition to cultivating students' intellectual and moral education, the school will rely on the superior campus environment and plans to offer sports courses such as Mini Golf, Art, and Canoeing, to achieve the overall "moral, intellectual, and physical" development of students. development.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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