Collections & Reader Development Librarian
- Part time (28 hours per week) ongoing role
- Exciting opportunity to support our Collections & Reader Development team
- $76,049 - $88,495 plus super (pro rata to be applied)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Librarian to support the Collections & Reader Development team.
Reporting to the Collection & Reader Development Lead and based at Camberwell Library this is a part time ongoing role, 28 hours per week. Please note regular weekend and evening work is required.
A little bit about the role
Along with general library duties, the role will provide leadership in collection development, promotion and readers advisory.
The role will provide the highest possible standard of frontline customer service and professional advice to the Boroondara community whilst:
- developing, promoting and continually assessing the collection to meet the recreational, cultural, information and education needs of the people of Boroondara
- planning and organising programmes that engage audiences and individuals to promote a love of reading and literature
- leading collection service staff and liaising with external stakeholders such as vendors
We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a strong customer focus, to join our team committed to providing high quality library experiences to the Boroondara community.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- well developed and positive interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with both staff and public, including the capacity to deal with conflict;
- strong professional knowledge of collections management, and awareness of trends in literature and recreational reading, and
- the ability to enthuse audiences in their love of reading and encourage engagement with others though reading and literature based programmes and workshops.
Qualifications and Employment Requirements
- Tertiary qualification which confers eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.
- Experience in collections management, and awareness of trends in literature and recreational reading.
- Familiarity with and/or knowledge of relevant other language(s) and culture(s) and an awareness of the diversity of the community.
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Boroondara prides itself on its excellent community and support services. We consult with the community to ensure that we deliver to their expectations with a strong focus on customer experience.
How to Apply
Please submit your application online via the ‘Apply’ button by 11:59pm Sunday 5 September 2021.
To gain a real insight into this fantastic opportunity we recommend you refer to the position description or contact Michele Giblett (during business hours) on 0447 926 835
All applications must be made via the online portal; no applications direct to the hiring manager or from recruitment agencies will be considered.
Council recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce for its employees and customers. To ensure equity of access to employment opportunities, Council encourages applications from underrepresented groups including people who are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people from different ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds. If you require any additional support or adjustments regarding interview arrangements, please advise the contact listed above in advance.
Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. Council is a child safe organisation and as such, some applicants may be required to hold a Working with Children Check. Additionally, some applicants may also be required to undergo a National Criminal History check and/or medical check as per the requirements of the role.