Teacher Librarian Jobs in UAE at Al-Futtaim

Title: Teacher Librarian

Company: Al-Futtaim

Location: UAE

Type: Contract

Category: Education, Teaching

Universal American School (UAS), founded in 2005, is a not-for-profit, PreK – Grade 12 American International school governed by the Al-Futtaim Education Foundation, located in the buzzing Dubai Festival City. Nurtured in a community of integrity and academic excellence, we help our students become compassionate, confident learners who know who they are and what they stand for. Our students are inspired to challenge themselves within a holistic academic, artistic and athletic educational program based on American AERO and International Baccalaureate (IB) standards. Teaching and learning at UAS embrace forward thinking, adaptive educational practices tailored to meet the aspirations of our international and Emirati student population. In partnership with Al-Futtaim, we are uniquely positioned to provide conseptualized, real-world learning experiences as well as professional internships for our students.

Al-Futtaim Educational Foundation (AFEF)

The AFEF is an initiative of the Al Futtaim family to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the creation of a globally competitive economy while maximizing its social contribution to the community through this not-for-profit endeavor. The vision for the Foundation is to create excellence, prepare students for higher education, and give them skills to successfully embrace global citizenship and future opportunities in the UAE and beyond


An IB Teacher Librarian acts as a curator of information, caretaker of content and people, catalyst of people and services, and connector to sources of information, multiliteracies, and reading. Responsibilities are inspired by the learning environments students engage with, and in that capacity, the IB Teacher Librarian is a co-creator of information with the teachers, the school and the wider community. The IB Teacher Librarian challenges learners to seek appropriate information, to use sound methods of inquiry and research, and teaches them to question the information they find and use (IBO). Our Teacher Librarian actively supports the school’s mission of being the leading American International school in the region by embracing the school’s vision and values through embodying the 7 domains of the Universal definition of learning (see UAS Teacher Profile) . Our Teacher Librarian focuses on creating a pool of relevant resources for students and faculty to access, looking for ways to promote these resources and engage with and enrich our American AERO and IB continuum programs. Our Teacher Librarian literally transforms the library into an imagination and innovation space by stimulating students’ creative inquiry and innovative and critical thinking.

REPORTS TO: Deputy Director


A relevant degree and appropriate qualifications in librarianship

Minimum two years of experience in library management in an American curriculum school and/or IB school

Experience with Library Management Systems

Effective communicator with ability to provide formative and constructive feedback to inspire deep inquiry

Highly developed internationally-minded, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills

Highly developed administrative, organizational and IT skills

The ability to be flexible, patient, adapt to new situations and innovate learning environments

A positive attitude to students and parents

Proactively support the mission, vision and values of t…


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