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Library Collection Services Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Fiona Johnston, Collection Development Librarian
Contact Number
02 9391 7074 during business hours.
Woollahra Council, NSW



Library Collection Services Officer

  • Reference Number: S100-21-773
  • Closing Date: 05-12-2021
  • Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
  • Salary from $72,024.77 to $84,246.55 p.a. + super (pro rata)
  • Permanent part-time opportunity - 28 hours per week
  • Based at Woollahra Library, Double Bay - minutes from Edgecliff Train Station

About the role

Are you looking to be part of a dynamic library team who play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of a vibrant and customer focused library collection?

Woollahra Libraries is seeking to employ a self-motivated and enthusiastic part time Collection Services Officer to join the Collection Development Team and assist with the management of Woollahra Libraries collections in all formats.

The Collection Services Officer will manage the following on a rotational basis:

  • Manage all aspects of maintaining up to date and accurate library holdings by undertaking copy and original cataloguing and providing quality control of cataloguing for outsourced materials.
  • Manage and maintain a quality serials collection.
  • Maintain a high quality inter-library loan service.

This is a part-time role which includes evening and weekend shifts as rostered. Penalty rates apply when working on a weekend.

About you

We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who thrives in a team environment. Your strong customer service skills and ability to see tasks through to completion with or without close supervision will ensure you excel in this role. 

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of a Library Technician Diploma from TAFE or University Information Studies or Information and Knowledge Management (or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of Library resource management and collection development principles.
  • Demonstrated experience with cataloguing tools such as OCLC, MARC21, RDA, LCSH, DDC, AACR2, bibliographic formats and standards, and authority files.
  • An enthusiastic and engaging approach to providing excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience in library operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a team member and independently, with proven time management and organisational skills.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills including social media, with the ability to effectively liaise, consult and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Competency in all MS office applications including word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher.
  • Well-developed knowledge and skills in Library technology with the ability to assist customers in the use of such technology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning and continuous self-improvement as well as a positive approach to change, flexibility and adaptability in the work environment.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Demonstrated understanding of EEO and WH&S principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake the physical requirements of the position as outlined in section Eight (8) of the position description.

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Serials Management and/or Inter Library Loans in a library environment.
  • Current Class C vehicle licence.

How to apply

  • Apply on line by clicking the link below.
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria.
  • If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire.
  • You will be able to upload 2 documents only.
  • For information on applying for Council jobs, please refer to
  • For further information about the role, please contact Fiona Johnston, Collection Development Librarian on 02 9391 7074 during business hours.
  • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW, 1360.

CLOSING DATE:   11:59pm on Sunday 5th December 2021

Woollahra Council is committed to responding to its responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in undertaking all measures that are reasonably practical to ensure the health and safety of all our workers. As of 1st December 2021, new employees must be fully vaccinated (two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide evidence seven days prior to commencement.

Should an applicant indicate that they wish to seek an exemption on medical or other grounds, they will need to provide evidence of their circumstances such as an accepted certified medical contraindication.

Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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Program & Customer Service Support Officer - Ongoing Part Time

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jonathan Gosden
Contact Number
03 9896 4320
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries, VIC



Program & Customer Service Support Officer - Ongoing Part Time

Applications closing on 28 November 2021, 11:00 PM

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries (WML) operates as one of the most actively used public library services in Victoria. Our services are available to the whole community through eight physical locations, Outreach, Home Library Services and the library website.

The Role
WML are recruiting for an ongoing part time Program and Customer Service Support Officer.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to assist in the delivery of programs for adults and children, including story times, digital literacy classes and author events
  • Ability to support both online and in-person programs
  • A love of learning programs
  • Good organisation skills
  • The ability to work with a diverse community
  • Public speaking skills
  • Skills and experience applicable to the role

The successful applicant will love working in a customer service environment and be comfortable working with a range of different technologies.

This position includes regular weekend and evening shifts.

While the position will be located at Box Hill Library, applicants may be required to work at any of the Whitehorse Manningham Library locations in accordance with operational needs. Applicants must be able to work all shifts indicated in the Candidate Information Pack.

WML offers the following benefits:

  • Access to professional development opportunities that support our commitment to life-long learning and a skilled workforce
  • Purchased leave arrangements and cover-over arrangements from the Local Government sector
  • Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family members

All applicants are required to read the Position Description prior to applying and follow the instructions on how to apply.

The Position Description can be accessed here and the Candidate Information Pack can be accessed above under Download/s

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Sally Both, stating the position you are applying for.
  • A resume
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria

Applications that do not include these components may not be considered.

All applications must be submitted via the Apply Link located on this page or directly to

Applications close: 11.00pm Sunday 28 November 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Enquiries: Jonathan Gosden 03 9896 4320


Casual Library Assistant

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Kerryn Martin
Contact Number
08 9290 6758 or email
Shire of Mundaring, WA


Casual Library Assistant 

We are recruiting for a pool of Casual Library Assistants within the Shire of Mundaring Library Service. To be successful you will have excellent customer service skills, a flexible proactive attitude, be computer literate, well organised and prepared to cover shifts at both libraries. Library experience or working towards TAFE library qualifications will be viewed favourably.

An hourly rate of $33.52 (Adult) will be paid (this includes a 20% casual leave loading).

If you require further information please contact Kerryn Martin on 08 9290 6758 or email

Applications close Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Position Description - Casual Library Assistant
General Information - Casual Library Assistant
Selection Criteria - Casual Library Assistant
Advert - Casual Library Assistant

Closing Date: 30/11/2021

Apply for This Position: 

Apply Online

Executive Manager Library and Family Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
General Manager Community Services, Matt Grassmayr
Contact Number
08 8930 0535 
City of Darwin, NT



Executive Manager Library and Family Services

Darwin, Australia  | Reference: 5731744

Start January 2022, Fixed Term 5 Year Contract

Work in a growing and diverse city

Welcome to City of Darwin - City for People. City of Colour. We are a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community. We are not your usual; we are upbeat, resourceful and determined.

About the opportunity

If you've ever dreamt of a role that was as multi-dimensional as it is challenging, that combined both strategic and people-leadership, that left you every day with the warm satisfaction of driving positive social change and improving the lives of people in the community - then this is your opportunity.

As our new Executive Manager Library & Family Services, you will be accountable and responsible for the overall management, compliance and service delivery of the Library and Family Services area. You will be expected to deliver on City of Darwin's strategic directions including the Library Strategy 2020 - 2024 "Libraries for People" to ensure services and future direction are planned and delivered to better serve Community needs. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team this position is expected to contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic directions, City of Darwin's policies and procedures and ensures organisational effectiveness, agility, and compliance.

Who are we looking for?

You're a natural-born leader, a mentor and an advocate. You're also thorough, a meticulous planner, and have an innate ability to solve problems without feeling overwhelmed. You're no stranger to the Library / Community Services sectors and have at least 5 years' senior management experience. And your Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) / Bachelor of Community Development or equivalent relevant qualification will be highly regarded.

Why join us?

At City of Darwin, we're passionate about building and sustaining a high-performance culture that motivates our people to deliver exceptional results. Your hard work will be rewarded with a wide range of benefits and flexible work practices, with competitive remuneration and generous leave entitlements.

And most of all, you'll know that you're helping members of your community with services that will greatly enhance their quality of life when it has never been more valuable.

Don't delay. Make a difference. Apply now.

For other essential and desirable requirements please refer to the position description.

At City of Darwin, we offer competitive remuneration with generous leave entitlements. This position has a commencing base salary of $127k per annum, which is negotiable depending on skills, knowledge and experience.

For further information regarding this position, please contact the General Manager Community Services, Matt Grassmayr on 08 8930 0535 

The vacancy closes at 5 pm Monday 6 December 2021

City of Darwin is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply.

As part of Council's recruitment process, applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment assessments, such as a Medical Assessment, National Police Check and Psychometric Assessment.

Applications Close: 06 Dec 2021


Library Programs Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Barossa Council, SA



Library Programs Officer​  

The Barossa Council is committed to enhancing our premium wine, food and tourism region and its unique lifestyle, heritage and community spirit. 

We are seeking an experienced, confident and positive library programmer who thrives on building the profile of our Council’s library branches through promoting our library services and leading and inspiring library team members, all whilst enjoying the year-round magazine-worthy views of the Barossa Valley region.

In this role, you will develop and coordinate a range of innovative and informative programs and events that encourage community learning, engagement, health and wellbeing. You will also oversee the delivery of digital and technological library programs. Your creative flair will enable you to produce eye-catching and informative content for marketing these Library programs and events as well as toproduce the monthly newsletter for Library customers. In order to be successful in this position, your clear and logical thinking, high-level communication skills, organised and customer centric nature coupled with your ability to lead a small team will be fundamental. 

To be successful you will need:  

  • Experience in leadership and supervision of day to day library activities and the ability to managestaff with empathy, professionalism, pragmatism and innovation.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in the coordination and delivery of a wide range of events and programming in a library setting. 
  • A passion for customer service excellence coupled with excellent communication skills. 
  • A friendly and approachable nature, proactive personality and passion for building and delivering successful and contemporary library programs and events. 
  • Well-developed knowledge and skills in Library specific technology.

Join a progressive & flexible organisation and be truly recognised and valued for your contribution. This is a maternity cover part-time (22 hours per week + fortnightly 3 hours weekend shift), 7-month fixed term position at General Officer Level 3, in accordance with The Barossa Council Enterprise Agreement 2019.  

For further information and a copy of the position description, please refer to Or contact Human Resources on (08) 8563 8444. To apply please forward your application addressing the competency profile as specified in the position description to The Barossa Council via or via our website.  

Applications close 5pm 1 December, 2021 

The Barossa Council is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity principles, a constructive culture, workplace diversity and professional development. 



Closing Date
Contact Officer
Theo Stephens
Contact Number
02 8495 6868 during business hours 
Northern Beaches Council, NSW




  • Location: Northern Beaches Council
  • Division: Community & Belonging
  • Business Unit: Library Services
  • Title: Librarian
  • Casual Role 

Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council was created in 2016 through the three councils of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah coming together to deliver the highest quality services to the community. Exciting new infrastructure projects and community programs have quickly demonstrated the positive impact the new council is having.

Role Purpose
The Librarian role is a key role within the Library Services Group. The Librarian provides the technical process knowledge and the advisory subject matter knowledge needed by the various customers of the Library. The successful applicant will be required to coordinate and perform a variety of functions which may include collection management, assisting customers to access collections both in hard copy and electronic formats, leading customer front of house functions and assisting with programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide friendly and efficient customer service in a desk or concierge role
  • Provide high quality reference, information, and referral services to the public
  • Assist customers with accessing services or equipment, connecting their own electronic devices and in locating resources
  • Competently operate the library’s computer equipment and software and other office equipment
  • Understand complementary services offered by other libraries, in particular the State Library NSW
  • Assist in the delivery of programs and events as required
  • Shelve items promptly and accurately; maintain shelves and stock in good order
  • Supervise, motivate and coach library staff, or volunteers as required
  • Operate as an effective member of the library team; planning and organising own work and the work of others to meet deadlines and priorities
  • Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but Northern Beaches Council does. We offer an attractive workplace, including:

  • genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
  • employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits
  • values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
  • a culture of supporting continuous professional development
  • high level of technological innovation and systems

How to apply:

Apply online and upload the following information

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to complete your online application.
  • You will have the opportunity to attach your resume and any supporting documentation.
  • Please read the Position Description. You will be required to respond to the selection criteria questions online when you apply. Your response to these questions should demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this role.
  • For further information, please contact Theo Stephens on 02 8495 6868 during business hours 
  • Applications close on 30/11/2021

Apply now »

Library Officer - Inter Library Loans (Maternity Leave Cover)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Lane Cove Council, NSW


Library Officer - Inter Library Loans (Maternity Leave Cover)

Lane Cove, Australia | Reference: 5734195

  • Maternity Leave Cover until November 2022
  • 35 hrs per week
  • Dynamic role

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of an innovative Council seeking to make a positive difference in the community you support? We have an exciting opportunity for motivated, experienced and suitably qualified Library Officer to join our team on a temporary, full-time basis.

Located on the lower North Shore, our leafy suburb has a vibrant and diverse village atmosphere. We aim to provide "best value" community services and facilities whilst promoting the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

If you are open to fresh ideas, committed to progressing new initiatives and driven to provide the very best service to our community, we want to hear from you.

About the role

You will be responsible for contributing to the provision of quality customer and information services at Lane Cove Library through the provision of document delivery service, using the Australian Inter-Library-Loan network and the Lane Cove reservation system.

Who are we looking for?

  • A Diploma of Library/Information Services or equivalent Library qualification;
  • A current C Class Driver's License;
  • Proven knowledge of relevant library technologies and reference tools e.g. Internet, databases, eBooks;
  • A willingness to work evenings and weekend shifts as required.

What we offer

Salary range - between $1,311.30 to $1,442.50 per week + superannuation, (dependent on the skills, qualifications and relevant experience of the suitable candidate).

Our Library is located close to shops, cafes, an aquatic centre and a gym. You will also enjoy:

  • Flexible work practices aimed at achieving work/life balance
  • Extensive career development and training opportunities

To apply

Please read the Position Description (attached above under Document/s) for the role and address the selection criteria in your online application.


Lane Cove Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides a smoke free workplace

Applications Close: 30 Nov 2021


Casual Library Assistant

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Douglas Pine
Contact Number
02 9424 0479
Ku-ring-gai Council, NSW


Casual Library Assistant

  • Location: Gordon Library
  • Category: Library
  • Application Close Date: 26-Nov-2021
  • Job Reference: KMC/1581479
  • Position Type: Casual
  • $29.25 to $33.92 per hour + super + 25% casual loading
  • Diverse team environment
  • Casual position – up to 35 hours per week

Position Description: Library Assistant - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 288KB)

About Ku-ring-gai Council

Located 16 km's north of the Sydney CBD, the Ku-ring-gai area covers 84km2, is home to 124,000 residents and set in one of New South Wales' most attractive natural environments.

About the role

Reporting to the Library Experience Coordinator, you will be responsible for assisting in the effective operation of the Library's lending, reference and information, technical and program services. This role may be asked to work across multiple library locations. 


  • Provide high quality customer service to Library users
  • Assist with resource circulation and attend to general enquiries relating to library resources
  • Assist and instruct users with use of library systems, equipment, resources and facilities
  • Working as required at any branch of the Ku-ring-gai Library Service

Skills & experience

  • High School Certificate or equivalent
  • Working with Children Check for paid workers
  • Strong Customer Service skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Previous public library experience (desirable)


  • Casual roster
  • Enjoy working across multiple locations
  • Join a strong, supportive team

How to apply

Applicants are required to address all Essential Criteria as listed within the Position Description to be eligible for an interview.

Like to know more Contact Douglas Pine on 02 9424 0479

Closes: 11:45pm, Friday 26 November 2021

Ku-ring-gai Council is an equal opportunity employer


Library Experience Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Michelle Swan-Beardmore 
Contact Number
0466 264 324
Ku-ring-gai Council, NSW


Library Experience Coordinator

  • Location: Gordon Library
  • Category: Library
  • Application Close Date: 28-Nov-2021
  • Job Reference: KMC/1583534
  • Position Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Salary $111,798.77 to $129,685.98 p/a + super
  • Leadership opportunity
  • Permanent full time position – 35 hours per week

Position Description

Library Experience Coordinator - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 299KB)

About Ku-ring-gai Council

Located 16 km's north of the Sydney CBD, the Ku-ring-gai area covers 84km2, is home to 124,000 residents and set in one of New South Wales' most attractive natural environments.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager Library Services, you will lead a team to develop and deliver effective and efficient, diverse and innovative operations that meet the strategic objectives of the organisation.


  • Provide effective leadership and direction to the Library Experience function
  • Oversee the development and delivery of high quality, customer-focussed reader services
  • Develop, mentor and coach staff
  • Proactively review, prepare and manage the budget allocation of the section
  • Develop reports to analyse outputs ensuring that the library operates as an effective service

Skills & experience

  • Bachelor or Graduate qualifications as a Librarian
  • Current WWCC number
  • Leadership skills including negotiation, consultation and networking skills with an ability to engage, lead and inspire others to achieve outcomes
  • Demonstrated 3 – 5years experience at a senior level within a library service
  • Local Government experience preferred


  • 35 hour working week
  • Flexible Working Arrangements available
  • Health & Fitness $100 yearly reimbursement (conditional)

How to apply

Applicants are required to address all Essential Criteria as listed within the Position Description to be eligible for an interview.

Like to know more Contact Michelle Swan-Beardmore on 0466 264 324

Closes: 11:45pm, Sunday 28 November 2021

Ku-ring-gai Council is an equal opportunity employer


Young Adult and Seniors Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Susan Davy, Programs & Promotions Team Leader
Contact Number
(02) 4993 4382
Cessnock City Council, NSW


Young Adult and Seniors Officer

Job No: CCC522 | Location: Cessnock, NSW, 2325

About the opportunity

We have a newly created opportunity available within our dynamic Library Services team for a Young Adult and Seniors Officer to work with our communities at both Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries. In this part-time position, you will actively contribute to the development of an effective and efficient customer focused Library service as well as provide and deliver high quality programs and events, information and reader's advisory services for youth and seniors that meet the Library's strategic objectives.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, develop, promote and deliver library and information services, programs and events that meet the diverse needs and interests of youth and seniors across the library service while encouraging the development of literacy, creativity and lifelong learning;
  • Plan, develop and deliver targeted community outreach to promote library services for youth and senior citizens;
  • Prepare annual calendar of youth and seniors library activities in collaboration with relevant staff and community groups and promote activities through talks and demonstrations;
  • Establish develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with library staff, staff in other Council departments, local business, community, schools, retirement villages and cultural organisations; 
  • Maintain awareness of current trends, issues and new technologies to ensure services and programs remain relevant to the target audience and implement new strategies and procedures that focus on enhancement and improvement; and
  • Deliver exceptional customer service to all members of the community, face to face, over the phone and online, through the promotion, provision and demonstration of information services, reader advisory services, online services, library technologies and ensuring a high standard of library presentation.

About you

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Diploma of Library and Information Services or equivalent Diploma level qualification with eligibility for professional membership to Australian Library and Information Association;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a public library;
  • Demonstrated experience, enthusiasm and innovation in the development, delivery and evaluation of youth and senior programs and experience in delivering library literacy and lifelong learning programs;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills with the proven ability to communicate and engage with a wide range of people, both internal and external and build effective working relationships and partnerships throughout the wider community;
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to provide a high level of customer service that is respectful, engaging, supportive and accountable;
  • Ability to work in accordance with a roster including Saturday and evening work across various locations where Council provides Library services and includes outreach points; and
  • Current Class C driver's licence and possession of a Paid Worker’s current and valid Working with Children Check Number.


$36.59 to $42.37 per hour plus 11% superannuation


  • Part-time 21 hours per week as per the weekly roster
  • Flexible work arrangements and work/life balance
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Fabulous Study Assistance Program 
  • Generous corporate fitness program
  • Picturesque Hunter Valley location!

Applications Close: Thursday 25 November 2021 at 11.30pm

Who to Contact:

Susan Davy, Programs & Promotions Team Leader on (02) 4993 4382

How to Apply:

Before applying, please read the position description below.

Position Description

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Please complete the application form below and provide detailed responses to the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the role description, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter. Your candidate suitability is determined by your responses to the selection criteria, for more information on how to address the selection criteria please visit our How to apply page.

Please note: Due to the current Public Health Order and COVID-19 Lockdown and Restrictions all interviews will be held via ZOOM.  We may resume face to face interviews should the Public Health Order change and restrictions ease. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.

Pre-Employment Screening:

Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing). Council may also complete a range of other pre-employment checks, such as references, employment history checks, working with children checks or a criminal record check.

Guided by staff values of integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence, Cessnock City Council is indeed an attractive, thriving Council and employer of choice.


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