Customer Services Library Assistant - Full time & Part time

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Sharon Lee, Customer Services Co-ordinator
Contact Number
(02) 9847 6805
Hornsby Shire Council, NSW


Customer Services Library Assistant - Full time & Part time

  • Reference Number: 35
  • Closing Date: 14 September 2020
  • Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

 Vacancy Details:

2 permanent positions - Full time & Part time

Salary: $982- to $1,094- per week (based on 35 hours per week) + 9.5% superannuation and a 9-day fortnight

Salary: $617- to $688- per week (based on 22 hours per week) + 9.5% superannuation

Looking to start your library career?

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a customer focused, motivated, flexible and organised person to join our customer service team.

Current enrolment in an approved course in Library Studies is the minimum qualification for this position.

A current Working with Children check is required.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For further information, please contact Sharon Lee, Customer Services Co-ordinator, on (02) 9847 6805. 


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Library Assistant, Temporary - Part-time

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Vicki Smith
Contact Number
(02) 8495 6469 during business hours
Northern Beaches Council, NSW



Library Assistant, Temporary - Part-time Role, 42 Hours hours per fortnight

Division: Community & Belonging

Business Unit: Library Services

Location: Dee Why, New South Wales

Salary Range: $56,224.99 to $65,342.84 per annum + super (subject to skills and experiences)

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
Reporting to the Library Manager, the key focus of the Library Assistant is to provide a range of quality customer-focused services and ensure the community is served effectively and efficiently according to library guidelines as a member of the library team.  

Key Responsibilities 
•    Provide effective service to library customers and staff
•    Provide assistance to customers with enquiries and research
•    Assist clients to locate library materials
•    Assist clients to use library equipment, materials and services
•    Assist with maintenance of appearance, safety and security of library and library equipment
•    Contribute to collection development
•    Liaise with library suppliers as directed, and
•    Attend meetings as required.
•    Assist and deliver children’s programmes and events as required
•    Weekend work required

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

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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 Vicki Smith on (02) 8495 6469 during business hours.
  • Applications close on 13/09/2020



Narromine Libraries Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Manager Macquarie Regional Library
Contact Number
(02) 6801 4500
Dubbo Regional Council, NSW


Narromine Libraries Coordinator

Job No: DRC735 | Location: Narromine, NSW

About us

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services.

About our region

The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.

The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting full-time opportunity for a passionate and proactive Narromine Libraries Coordinator, with this position being responsible for the delivery of high quality and effective library and information services in accordance with Macquarie Regional Library’s strategic objectives, policies, and procedures. The position plans and delivers services, programs and events that enhance community engagement, literacy skills, educational, recreational and lifelong learning.  

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills that takes pride in delivering high quality library services. 

In this role there will be an opportunity to:

  • Lead both the development and implementation of branch programs, plans, activities and collections.

  • Proactively participate and contribute to the development of the regional library service.
  • Contribute to the development of the Marketing and Promotional Plan.
  • Provide input into the development of the Strategic Plan, Delivery Program, Budget and Revenue Policy.

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

  • Deliver excellence in customer service experiences and regularly review and evaluate branch programs, plans, activities and collections.
  • Lead a small team in the delivery of high quality reference and readers’ advisory services and customer experiences that increase reading, knowledge and literacy outcomes.
  • Promote leadership, decision making and problem solving through planning, coaching and developing staff.
  • Implement, monitor and report on branch component of the Marketing and Promotional Plan in accordance with scheduled timeframes.

About you

We are looking for an experienced Library Technician who takes pride in delivering high quality services, and developing and applying innovative strategies for the provision of programs and activities for the community. You will be a skilled leader who will relish the opportunity to work with a vibrant, positive and energised team that services the community.

What we offer

In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation you will be offered a range of  benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, wellbeing program and access to salary sacrificed child care. Furthermore DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. 

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for library workers. Please see the attached Job Demands

A Working With Children Check is required for this position.

This permanent position works 35 hours a week, Monday to Saturday on a six day circulation desk roster.  

Salary: $69,480 - $80,747 per annum plus superannuation

Closing Date: 9:00am Monday 21 September 2020

Enquiries: Manager Macquarie Regional Library - (02) 6801 4500

How to Apply:

  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume.
  3. Please note that once you start to complete your application, you cannot save it and return to it later. We recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you are ready.
  4. All correspondence will be via the e-mail you have provided in your application. (Please ensure you check your "Junk Mail" folder.)

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Collection Development Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Colleen Williams, Library Operations Coordinator
Contact Number
(08) 9236 4301
City of Kwinana, WA


Collection Development Librarian

  • Date Posted: 01/09/2020
  • Applications Close: 14/09/2020
  • Work Type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Fixed-term contract – full time hours (September 2020 to May 2021)

$75,168 per annum

This is a level 5 position. 

Recquatic Gold Membership, Annual Leave Loading of 17.5% and up to 15.5% Superannuation

A fantastic opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced Collection Development Librarian to join the Community Resource Centres team at the City of Kwinana on a fixed-term contract. Reporting to the Library Operations Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the library collection, preparing reports, conducting research, preparing submissions for funding opportunities and providing advice, direction and training to enhance the development of Library staff. This position is part of the library’s leadership team and provides guidance and support to Library Officers in the absence of the Library Operations Team Leader.

This position will also regularly engage with internal teams and external stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to establish, maintain and develop a library collection.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to provide exceptional customer service and clearly convey messages to a diverse community.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Specialised understanding of collection development to meet the needs of a diverse community.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor and lead volunteers and staff in the Library and Community Resource Centres team.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Library Studies.
  • Current Police Clearance and Driver’s Licence.

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the above criteria in no more than two (2) pages.

For more information relating to the position (not application packs) call Colleen Williams, Library Operations Coordinator on (08) 9236 4301.

Applications close 5:00pm Monday 14 September 2020

The City of Kwinana reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to the closing date.

The City of Kwinana promotes and values diversity to create a unique work force. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, such as Aboriginal people, people living with disability or people from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The City has the goal of zero harm for its employees, this includes providing a smoke-free environment and minimising exposure to the elements. Conditions of employment are in accordance with the City’s current Enterprise Agreement. For further information please contact our Recruitment team on (08) 9236 4618 or (08) 9236 4628.

Please note: As part of the City’s recruitment process, the selected applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical which includes a Drug and Alcohol screen test.

Application Pack for Advertised Vacancies.pdf
Position Description - City Engagement - Community Resource Centre - Collection Development Librarian - LCR29 - Fixed Term contract.pdf


Branch Librarian (3 positions)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Selina Breckenridge, Coordinator Customer & Network Services
Contact Number
(02) 8711 7414
Liverpool City Council, NSW


Branch Librarian

  • Organisation Unit: Branch Library North
  • Location: LIBRARY - Liverpool
  • Package: $85,782.40 - $93,995.57
  • Tenure: 3 x Permanent Full Time, 35 hours, 5 days per week (across a 7 day Monday to Sunday bandwidth)
  • Closing: 10 September 2020

We are looking for 3 enthusiastic Branch Librarians to overseeing the day-to-day operation of branches, whilst providing supervision and leadership to foster team development, flexibility and staff engagement in quality service delivery.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Implementing and supporting the development of the Library’s vision, mission and plans
  • Coordinating and providing branch staff support, engagement and development activities
  • Coordinating, supporting and engaging branch staff to design, develop and deliver quality services

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Selina Breckenridge, Coordinator Customer & Network Services on 02 8711 7414.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button above. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the selection criteria questions which will be shown once you commence your application.

Click here for a copy of the position description 

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.



Youth Programs Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jessica Bruce, Coordinator Outreach And Programs
Contact Number
(02) 8711 7155
Liverpool City Council, NSW


Youth Programs Librarian

  • Organisation Unit: Programs & Outreach
  • Location: LIBRARY - Liverpool
  • Package: $76,359.48 - $83,670.47
  • Tenure: 1 x Permanent Full Time, 35 hours, 5 days per week (across a 7 day Monday to Sunday bandwidth)
  • Closes: 8 September 2020

The position is responsible for leading and facilitating innovative youth programs to meet community needs. With focus on young people aged 12-24 years, the Youth Programs Librarian will promote continuous improvement in developing, delivering, evaluating and reporting on programs and partnerships.The position is based at Liverpool City Library but is required to work across the service and in line with organisational needs.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Jessica BruceCoordinator Outreach And Programs on (02) 8711 7155. 

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button above. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the selection criteria questions which will be shown once you commence your application.

Click here for a copy of the position description 

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.


Toy Library Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Lynn McIntosh, Coordinator Resource Management
Contact Number
(02) 9093 6448
Randwick City Council, NSW


Toy Library Officer

Position number: F2020/00516 | Closing date: Wednesday 09 September | 

Salary: $70,578 - $77,637 pa + 9.5% super | Status: Permanent Full-time (35 hours per week)

  • Toy and Game collection of 2,500 items
  • Dynamic, innovative library service
  • Supportive learning environment

Randwick City Council is an innovative and leading local government organisation committed to serving our vibrant community on the beautiful eastern beaches of Sydney.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, organised and child focused library officer to join our Library team.

In this role you will develop, maintain and promote a high quality and accessible lending toy and game collection, which contributes to child development and provides learning opportunities for parents and carers. You will also work at library service points during the week and on some weekends providing excellent customer service.

What we value:

We have a high-performance culture fostered through our values of Integrity, Customer Focus, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our culture encourages and supports equity, diversity and inclusion for our employees and our community.

We will trust you to bring:

  • Diploma of Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Public library experience
  • Experience with automated library management systems
  • Experience providing toy and game library services
  • Team player
  • Customer focus
  • Innovation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • NSW Working with Children Check

Things you will do:

  • Select appropriate and innovative toy and game resources for collection
  • Manage expenditure of Toy and Game resources budget
  • Supervise the acquisition, cataloguing and processing of toy and game resources
  • Facilitate play workshops and other activities to promote the collection
  • Work shifts on the public desk across the 3 library branches

So if you are ready to expand your career and contribute to the organisational effectiveness and positive image of Randwick City Council, then we would like to hear from you!

Further information

View the position description or contact Lynn McIntosh, Coordinator Resource Management, on (02) 9093 6448.

Applicants must include a statement demonstrating how they meet the essential knowledge, skills and abilities criteria listed in the position description to be considered for this position.

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Coordinator Resources and Technology

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Kylie Carlson, Senior Coordinator Community Engagement and Partnerships
Contact Number
(03) 9426 5695
Yarra City Council, VIC


Coordinator Resources and Technology

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  • Job no: 494869
  • Work type: Full time
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Categories: Management, Administration, Community, Information Technology, Services

Coordinator Resources and Technology

Permanent Full Time - 38 hour week (flexible)

Band 7 - $97,402.78 - $108,990.80 + Super + RDO

Yarra Libraries is a dynamic public library service, providing a welcoming inclusive and stimulating environment where lifelong habits of learning and self-expression are encouraged, a love of reading is nurtured, and where library users can meet their educational, informational and recreational needs.

Yarra Libraries has a valuable role to play in supporting our community as they learn, discover, imagine and engage.

Yarra Libraries sits within the Community Wellbeing Directorate and is responsible for the provision and management of public library services to the community, through five static libraries at Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, North Fitzroy and Richmond and a virtual presence at

The Coordinator Resources and Technology is responsible for providing leadership, guidance and support to the Library Management team to ensure that the most effective and efficient services are delivered to the Yarra community. A key focus of the incumbent is to ensure the outputs of the information Services and the library collection are well maintained and innovative.

Yarra Libraries is an exciting and progressive Organisation. We pride ourselves on inclusive culture and diversity. We aim to continually improve service to all of our Yarra community.  

This position is a crucial part of the Library Management Team and you will;

  • Effectively manage the ongoing strategic development and operation of all Yarra Libraries Information Management systems and functions. This includes the Library Management System (LMS); leading the development of the Yarra Libraries Information Technology Strategy and associated projects.
  • Strategically manage the development and maintenance of library collections, electronic resources and the online library to ensure that they meet the requirements of the community and industry best practice. This includes the management of collection specialist staff, collection policy, budget, supply chains and contract management.
  • Provide leadership in all aspects of Library Customer Experience including services delivered to all five library branches - Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Bargoonga Nganjin (North Fitzroy) and Richmond.
  • Through your sound advice and active contribution, enable the Yarra Libraries strategic vision and direction to be achieved through the provision of exemplary leadership, guidance and support.

For further information see the position description or contact Kylie Carlson, Senior Coordinator Community Engagement and Partnerships on (03) 9426 5695.

 703700 - Position Description Coordinator Resources and Technology (002).pdf

Applications close on 2 September 2020. 

In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

Advertised: 26 Aug 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 02 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Local History Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Anthony Styan, Local History Librarian
Contact Number
08 9474 0777
City of South Perth, WA


Local History Officer

  • Location: WA
  • Applications Close: 4 September 2020

The City of South Perth (the City) is seeking applications from candidates to undertake the position of Local History Officer to join the Library Services Business Unit.

The City’s talented workforce prides itself on delivering excellent service to the community, and is a unique and vibrant Western Australian municipality. Located only 4kms from the Perth CBD, the City borders the stunning Swan River on its Northern and Western boundaries, and boasts excellent access to important social, commercial and leisure infrastructure.

Located at The Old Mill, the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the conservation and interpretation of one of Western Australia’s most important heritage sites. They will provide outstanding customer service, administrative support and volunteer management. This is a part time permanent position and the successful candidate would be required to work Wednesdays 10am to 4pm and Thursdays 12pm to 4pm.

To be successful in this position you need to demonstrate;

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • Experience in a customer focused role
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound computer literacy skills, experience with MS Office
  • Public speaking skills
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing work situations and environments
  • Ability to work independently
  • Current Working with Children check

This permanent part time position is a level 3 position that attracts a salary range of $59,761 - $70,633 gross pro rata per annum plus superannuation. Our employees can take advantage of great working conditions and benefits including 5 weeks annual leave, training and professional development opportunities, health initiatives, and superannuation co-contribution options (up to 15.5%).

If you’re ready to be a part of a diverse and progressive team, please submit an online application using the ‘Apply Here’ button on the City’s website. As part of your online application form you will be prompted to complete relevant personal information and respond to online application questions. Supporting documents should be saved in .pdf format (Applications in other formats that cannot be opened will not be assessed). For more information regarding the position, please contact Anthony Styan, Local History Librarian on 08 9474 0777 or visit the City’s website

Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 4 September.

The City of South Perth is an equal opportunity employer, who is committed to providing an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.This publication is available in alternative formats on request; please contact the Customer Service Team to request alternative format type (08) 9474 0777.


Coordinator Library Systems Technology

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Rhonda Rathjen, Manager Libraries and Community Learning
Contact Number
(03) 8734 2600
Wyndham City, VIC


Coordinator Library Systems Technology

  • Develop and implement incredible IT solutions for our Library customers
  • Permanent full-time, Werribee-based
  • Salary from $115,963.56 plus super and fortnightly RDO

We are Wyndham City Libraries, operating in one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse cities.

We are hard at work planning the infrastructure, developing the policies and delivering the programs that will ensure Wyndham is prepared to welcome over 200,000 new residents to the region by 2040.

Our growing Library network is made up of 5 locations across our council. We host 1 million annual visitors, run more than 3,000 community programs and loan upwards of 1.5 million items annually. Our team is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our community. Providing resources, programs and technology access, we support our community to grow and thrive.  

Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more.

A bit about the role

More now than ever, information technology is a critical presence for our Library network. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wyndham City Libraries have successfully pivoted our service delivery to an online platform, supplying online programs and enhanced online lending.

Wyndham City Libraries are invested in providing quality and state of the art online services to meet the needs of our community. We are committed to remaining ahead of the curve when it comes to future trends in Library service delivery and this role underpins the success of our network in providing the service our customers know and love.

Your role will be to ensure the successful development and implementation of new and emerging library technology. Through an understanding of our community needs, you will provide strategic guidance to overall policy and planning for our Library network. Using creative problem-solving skills and a keen understanding of the role that Libraries have to play in the local government setting, you will provide leadership and guidance to ensure successful implementation of major Library IT projects.

You will be a future focused strategic leader, bringing with you the skills and knowledge that will allow our Library service to continue improving and implementing technological platforms to meet the needs of our customers.

What you’ll deliver

  • Research, identify and implement community focused innovative technologies, keeping our Libraries at the forefront of contemporary service delivery
  • Strategic guidance on Library IT services, shaping our strategies and problem solving in the new age of Libraries
  • Build the capacity of our Libraries team in the space of IT and information management to best suit the needs of our customers
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of collaborative community services, enabling program planning and collaborative solutions
  • Implement evidence-based solutions using your analytical ability based on customer

What you’ll bring

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and developing teams using human centred design principals
  • High level of understanding of the crucial role that IT plays in public library networks
  • Strong strategic and problems solving abilities, translating concepts into practical outcomes for our customers
  • Understanding of project management frameworks with experience implementing large scale systems into the library setting
  • Qualification in Library or Information Management with substantial experience supporting community focused IT services in Public Libraries
  • A positive, curious and flexible mind

Be part of something more

It’s an exciting time to join Wyndham City Libraries.  We are transforming into an agile, resilient and customer-centric workplace and the opportunities to grow with us are endless.

We believe our people are our greatest and most valued asset. This is why we are focused on building a constructive culture that empowers every person to do their best work. Flexibility is built right into our DNA and we are committed to creating and cultivating an inclusive workplace that celebrates a diverse workforce.

We believe our people are the most valuable connection to our community. This is why we are focused on creating a culture where people feel valued and achieve great things every day.

So, are you ready to shape new possibilities?

What’s next?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume. We do not require any selection criteria to be addressed.

To find out more about the role, please contact Rhonda Rathjen, Manager Libraries and Community Learning on (03) 8734 2600.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM Sunday September 06th 2020.

We are a proud equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply for our job opportunities. Our commitment is to provide safe and inclusive environments where everyone can grow and succeed.

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