• Jury member for the Neev Book Award for Indian Children’s literature since 2017
  • Completed a full library renovation and renewal improving accessibility, space usage, signage, and display
  • Created library guides including curriculum guides for units of inquiry (PYP) and subjects (MYP Middle School) that have received over 90,000 views ( and
  • Created a visual search guide for the library catalogue
  • Ensured a more diverse collection that reflects our student population by having books from many cultures and countries
  • Ensured the collection reflects the grade level and reading ability of our students by increasing the quantity and quality of books in the junior section
  • Enhanced virtual access to research resources through the library guides  and to information literacy lessons after lessons so students can continue to learn at home
  • Set up library information and education sessions for parents through the parents’ page and through structured information sessions on a bi-annual basis
  • Continued education, collaboration and updates for teachers on new tools, new resources and using existing resources, getting regular feedback and feed-forward at co-planning meetings
  • Enhanced Chinese literacy through increasing Chinese collection by over 2,000 books including new early readers and a weekly read-aloud in the library, as well as Chinese collection lists on the catalog and Chinese library guides for UOI and the employment of a Chinese speaking library assistant
  • Fostered a love of reading through the Blokes with Books club and Readers’ Cup (winning national competition in May 2016) and regular author visits.
  • Revamped and improved the collection of P-SEL (Personal Social and Emotional Learning) books and organising Professional Development (April 2017) for teachers and parents in their use
  • Attended workshops and professional development and been an active participant and presenter in national and international teacher-librarian organisations.



  • 2018-Current: Middle School (MYP) Teacher-librarian & Technology Integrator – Western Academy of Beijing (China)
  • 2015-2018: Primary (PYP) Teacher-librarian – Canadian International School (Singapore)
  • 2013-2015: Reference librarian (P/T) UWCSEA-East (Singapore)
  • 2013: Library consultant volunteer for 3 months – Chinese International School  (Singapore)
  • 2009-2012: Sales representative – Naxos International (Far East) Ltd (HK/SG)
  • 2007-2008: Head of Children’s Books PPP Company Ltd (HK)
  • 2003-2006: Team Leader Usborne Books at Home (Spain) Owner Ruff ‘n’ Tumble Children’s Gym and Kindergarten
  • 2001-2003: Financial Manager Permanento Ltd (HK / Luxembourg / Spain)
  • 2001: Manager Dutch Business Association (HK)
  • 2000-2001: Freelance English Teacher (HK)
  • 2000: Regional Business Development Manager – Reckon Pty Ltd (Asia)
  • 1998-1999: Financial Director – Impress Metal Packaging B.V (Netherlands)        Business Unit Controller – Fruit & Vegetables Division (Europe)
    Board member of Pension Fund TDV
    Director of Impress Metal Packaging Belgium
  • 1995-1996: Control Manager – Bunge International Limited (Brazil)
  • 1993-1995: Controller – Royal Inventum Company (subsidiary B/E Aerospace Inc. (Netherlands)
  • 1990-1993: Senior Accountant – Deloitte & Touche (Netherlands/South Africa)
  • 1989: Assistant Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator – UCT (South Africa)


  • 2016: Masters in Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • 2014: Master in Information Studies – Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • 2011: Certificate in Putonghua – Hong Kong University
  • 2005: Creative Writing course – Open College of the Arts, UK
  • 2005: Licensed Kindermusik Educator
  • 2000: Cambridge/RSA certificate course in English Language Teaching to Adults  – International House London
  • 1997: MBA – IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1993: Registeraccountant (RA), Netherlands
  • 1993: Master of Philosophy – University of Cape Town (Commerce and Education faculty)
  • 1992: Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
  • 1989: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours); majoring in Industrial Psychology & Accounting -University of Cape Town
  • 1989: Post-graduate diploma in Accounting – University of Cape Town


Professional Development

  • Jul 2020:  MIE Expert
  • Nov 2019:  FOEN Future of Education Now, WAB, Beijing China
  • Sep 2019: NEEV Literature Festival, Bangalore, India
  • May 2019: ISTE Certified educator workshop, Beijing, China (certification in process)
  • April 2019: Oliver Softlink training, Beijing, China
  • April 2019: Creating Cultures of Thinking, Kobe, Japan
  • March 2019: EARCOS Librarian Weekend & pre-conference, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 2018: MYP Collaboration for Growth Workshop, Beijing, China
  • Sep 2018: NEEV Literature Festival, Bangalore, India
  • Feb 2018:ECIS Library conference, Chennai, India
  • Jan 2018: 21st Century Learning, Hong Kong, China
  • Dec 2017:Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference 2017,Hong Kong, China
  • Sep 2017:NEEV Literature Festival, Bangalore, India
  • Feb 2017: Librarian Knowledge Sharing Workshop, UWCSEA-East, Singapore
  • Nov 2016: Follett Workshop, SAIS, Singapore
  • Oct 2016: IB-PYP – Concept based learning Category 3, Canadian International School, Singapore
  • Aug 2016: Jo Boaler, Stanford Lagunita, MOOC How to Learn Math
  • Feb 2016: IB PYP – Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom, Category 1, Canadian International School, Singapore
  • Feb 2016: IB PYP – Making the PYP library the Hub of learning, Category 3, Renaissance College, Hong Kong
  • Jun 2015: Robyn Trevaud, Common Sense Education – Digital Literacy and Citizenship, Singapore
  • May 2015: Multilingualism Conference Eithne Gallagher – Equal rights to the curriculum: Promoting home languages in all classrooms – from theory to practice, Singapore
  • Apr 2015: Follett Destiny, 2 day training, Singapore
  • Jan 2015: Information Literacy Seminar 2015 – We are teaching but are they learning? Singapore Management University
  • Nov 2014: The South East Asian School Librarian Connection Sharing for learning, come and be in the room, Renaissance College Library, Hong Kong
  • Nov 2014: Information Literacy Job Alike Workshop, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
  • Feb 2014: Librarian’s Knowledge Sharing Workshop, Juradong International School, Brunei
  • Dec 2013: Follett Destiny training workshop, UWCSEA-East, Singapore

Conference and PD presentations:

  • Jan 2020: WABLabs, Beijing China – Teacher Workshop – Integrating literature into the curriculum
  • Sep 2019: NEEV Literature Festival, Bangalore, India. Part of the panel of judges for the annual Neev Children’s Literature award.  Workshop – Books & Beyond – Inquiry meets storytelling to build bridges using the UN Global Goals.
  • Mar 2019: Workshop at EARCOS librarian workshop – Pimp my (lib)Guide
  • Sep 2018: NEEV Literature Festival, Bangalore, India. Part of the panel of judges for the annual Neev Children’s Literature award. Presentation – What when a child won’t read. Workshop – Using Empathy Mapping with Picture Books.
  • Feb 2018: ECIS Library conference, Chennai, India – Converting reluctant readers through social belonging
  • Jan 2018: 21st Century Learning, Hong Kong, China – Combining the digital and physical to Blokes with Books
  • Dec 2017: Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference 2017, Workshop: Blokes with books – can social belonging impact on reading motivation and skill for young boys?
  • Oct 2017: Academic Honesty, presentation and workshops for teachers in Grades 1-3; 4-6; and secondary
  • Sep 2017: NEEV Literature Festival, Bangalore, India Part of the panel of judges for the inaugural Neev Children’s Literature award – Kindergarten workshop; Presentation on classroom libraries to teachers; panel co-moderator Trends and Traditions in Literature;  presentation to participants – “Read to Grow, Grow to Read
  • May 2017: Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Singapore – Blokes with Books, communal reading
  • Feb 2017: Librarian Knowledge Sharing Workshop, UWCSEA-East, Singapore, Presentation: Blokes with Books – social belonging for reluctant readers
  • May 2015: Multilingualism Conference UWCSEA-East – Presentation: Chasing the Chinese Dragon
  • Feb 2015: Librarian’s Knowledge Sharing Workshop, Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok, Presentation: Information Literacy – Beyond Search and Cite.
  • Nov 2014: The South East Asian School Librarian Connection Presentation, Renaissance College Library, Hong Kong: Digital Storytelling

Technology / applications

  • Follett Destiny
  • Softlink/Oliver
  • Office 365
  • Moodle
  • Powerschool
  • Library Things for Libraries
  • WordPress & Blogger
  • Microsoft office including Word & Excel
  • Zotero
  • NoodleTools
  • Libguides CMS
  • GAFE
  • Pages
  • iBooks
  • Basic HTML & CSS
  • SchoolBox
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign
  • Anything else as needed

Nadine Bailey Resume