Primary Teacher Librarian

An experienced Primary Teacher Librarian is required at our Minimbah Campus. This is a part-time position, commencing Term 1 2020.

Position: Primary Teacher Librarian
Campus: Minimbah Campus
Faculty/Department: Library
Reports to: Head of Campus
Key Relationships: Head of Campus, Head of Libraries, Faculty Members, PYP Program Coordinator

Position Summary

Woodleigh School library staff are teachers, leaders and co-facilitators of inclusive learning and discovery. They support learners by designing and providing creative spaces and services in literature and information, through collaboration with faculty and students, to inspire lifelong learning and a global outlook.

The Minimbah Campus Teacher Librarian works as an integral part of the library team, and the School as a whole. The Campus Library Service (CLS) aims to provide excellent information, IT, and recreational services and resources to the Learning Community and is expected to work closely with the Teacher Librarians (TLs) on the other campuses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborative planning of teaching and learning across the primary school, aligning the use of the library to meet the needs of the classroom and students.
  • Aligning the use of the library to the school goals in teaching and learning across the school
  • Contributing to school curriculum development by being involved in collaborative planning sessions.
  • Teaching classes in matters related to the library and inquiry as required, ensuring high standards of learning that meet with the school goals and ethos.
  • Working with teachers and learners in all stages of resource-based teaching and learning, including leadership and teaching of an information literacy program related to class units of inquiry.
  • Managing and operating the Library Management System (OliverV5).

  • Supporting library purchasing and teaching programmes through knowledge of current curriculum across the school
  • Guiding and assisting students and staff to retrieve information and resources.
  • Managing the programme and collection according to the Library and School Policies.
  • Supervising Campus Librarian/s, Library Technician/s, and Assistant/s if required.
  • Managing the processing of new and existing campus resources in a timely manner.
  • Managing Campus-specific periodical subscriptions.
  • Coordinating the acquisition of new materials at the request of staff and students, with the approval of the appropriate budget manager.
  • Communicating with suppliers to complete orders.
  • Assisting students and staff to conduct searches of the catalogue and locate physical and digital resources.
  • Technical assistance with IT and equipment as required.
  • Involvement in the co-curricular programmes of the campus.
  • Managing the retrieval of overdue items through face-to-face, printed, and emailed reminder notices.
  • Providing lists of borrowers with items that are long overdue to Accounts Receivable in order to recoup replacement costs.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or skills in the following areas:

  • Experience with the Victorian Curriculum or PYP.
  • An understanding of teaching and learning in the primary school years.
  • Provides timely and appropriate support to all learners through a range of resources.
  • Committed to providing library access to all learners through a range of platforms.
  • A keen, enthusiastic, and involved reader and sharer of literature for young people.
  • A high level of proficiency in the use of Library Management Systems, preferably Oliver.
  • A high level of proficiency in the use of software programs which may include: Office suite, Mac suite, Publisher or similar and Learning Management Systems.
  • Recent experience in developing and presenting promotional material, displays, bookmarks, posters, social media campaigns, etc.

Highly desirable skills:

  • Recent experience working in a school library, or equivalent.
  • IB Professional Development such as Making the PYP Happen

Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Conditions of Employment:

  • A VIT Registration is required for this position.
  • Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation is required for this position.
  • Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit.
  • At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm.  All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct.
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s Privacy policies and procedures as implemented or varied from time to time.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.


This is a part-time position commencing Term 1 2020.

To Apply:

Applications should be addressed to Human Resources and emailed to by Wednesday 28 August 2019

Any queries relating to this position to:  Rodney Davies, Deputy Principal, Head of Minimbah Campus, or 03 97886488

Applications close by 5pm, Wednesday 28 August 2019.


Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education.  It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today.  Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes.  Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement.)
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations 
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration 
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.