Information Services & Programs Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Linda Humphries, Library Services Coordinator
Contact Number
03 5950 1710
Mornington Peninsula Shire, VIC


Reference Number 15262
Position Title Information Services & Programs Librarian
Job Type/Status Casual

Casual hours as required

Salary Range $48.88 per hour including loading
Group/Unit Communities/Libraries, Arts and Culture
Classification Band 5
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About the business

Mornington Peninsula Shire is Victoria’s destination municipality, characterised by unique townships, highly productive agriculture, world renowned landscapes, tourist regions, and areas of national and international conservation significance within a vital Green Wedge.

With approximately 1200 employees, Mornington Peninsula Shire is a busy and vibrant workplace.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Libraries aspire to be the local centre of information, making all kinds of knowledge and information readily available to the community. Our services are available through four branch libraries as well as a Mobile Library, Outreach Services, Home Library Services and the library website.

Information Services & Programs Librarian – 2 x Senior Casual Relief Roles

  • Casual hours as required
  • Exciting opportunity to work for a dynamic Library team
  • Frontline library customer service role

About the role

The Information Services & Programs Librarian (ISPL) is responsible for the delivery of effective information and customer services through rostered shifts across all library branches. The position is responsible for the development and delivery of positive interactive programs and activities to engage all members of the community in lifelong learning, digital literacy/technology, reader development and literacy outcomes. 

When rostered the position will act as Officer-in-Charge whilst on the customer service/information desk, dealing with any issues that arise, leading the team and ensuring the smooth day-to-day operation of the library service.

The Libraries Team are seeking enthusiastic, qualified individuals to provide excellent information services, engagement and support customers, plan and deliver Library Programs and support reader development, using extensive knowledge of collections, eResources and other library systems.

Skills, experience and other requirements

  • Advanced diploma or degree in Library/Information Management or Information Technology teamed with relevant experience.
  • Considerable skills in planning developing and positively implementing activities and programs for children and adults.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in the provision of reference material and information services including online and print information.
  • Proven experience and a thorough understanding of technology uses, including social media, eResources, electronic library systems and the internet with a proven ability to troubleshoot issues in a digital environment.
  • Proven, substantial experience providing a high level of customer service excellence in a frontline customer service role.
  • Experience adhering to manual handling principles and expectations.
  • Experience in leading and supporting team members.
  • Relevant prior experience in public libraries.
  • A valid Employee Working with Children Check with the Mornington Peninsula Shire as the employer.
  • Australian Criminal History Check (carried out by the Shire prior to commencement).
  • Applicants must have their own means to travel between the Shire offices all library branches including the Mobile Library as required, within time constraints for working their rostered hours.

Please review the PD in full for specific information about this role.

To apply, please submit your CV and a one-page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by 6pm, Friday 15th November 2019.

Contact Details

For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Linda Humphries, Library Services Coordinator, 03 5950 1710.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to creating a diverse and safe environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and Child Safe employer. We welcome applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; have a disability; and/or a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

Agency applications will not be accepted for this position.

Contact Person Linda Humphries
Contact Number 595017010
Closing Date 15/11/2019

Position will close 6.00 pm

Position Description Available under Document/s above
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