Local Studies Librarian (NSW)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Gayatri Krishnamurthy
Contact Number
02 9424 0873
Ku-ring-gai Council, NSW


Local Studies Librarian


Gordon Library



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Permanent Full Time

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LSLB01 Local Studies Librarian.pdf (PDF, 210KB)
Position Description

Job Application Guide.pdf (PDF, 23KB)


  • Salary $78,292.24 - $90,819.56 p/a + super
  • Tertiary qualifications and experience essential

Bordered on the North by Ku-ring-gai National Park and the South by Lane Cove National Park, this leafy municipality offers its library service from four branches based at Gordon, Lindfield, St Ives and Turramurra.

Council is currently seeking a self-motivated and experienced librarian to develop and maintain specialist services with an emphasis on promoting awareness of, and interest in, Local Studies through user education, presentations, displays and activities.

This role will see you be involved in developing, implementing and reviewing the training of customers and staff in the effective use of relevant information tools and technologies and promoting an understanding of resources held in the Local studies, family history and archival collections. Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Exceptional customer - focused service delivery to library clients
  • Use and maintenance of current library and digital technologies
  • Delivery of programs and events
  • Supervision of staff

To be considered for this role you will require:

  • Experience in collaborative team work with the ability to build and maintain relationships with staff and key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skills in resource allocation and library information management systems
  • Supervisory experience
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Friendly and approachable nature

**As a part of the branch network team this role will be required to work at any of our libraries as rostered. A willingness to work flexible hours on occasion, including rostered evening and weekend work will be required**

Please note that this is a re-advertised position and previous applicants need not apply.

How to apply:

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

Like to know more? Please contact Gayatri Krishnamurthy 02 9424 0873

Closes: 15 April 2019

Ku-ring-gai Council is an equal opportunity employer