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Library Training Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Lea King
Contact Number
T: 02 8495 6868 during business hours 
Northern Beaches Council, NSW



Library Training Officer

Location: Northern Beaches Council, NSW

Division: Community & Belonging

Business Unit: Library Services

Title: Library Training Officer, Permanent - Part-time Role, 28 hours per week

Salary Range: $70429.62 to $81850.07 pro rata 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 Service Improvement Manager, the Training Officer will be part of a team working to build staff competency and capability across the service to enhance customer service delivery.  The Training Officer will deliver high quality customer service, work with the team to design and deliver training to library staff, identify training needs and develop resources. The role includes front of house customer service shifts to gain insights into the quality of service delivery.

Key Responsibilities 
•    Role model high quality customer service delivery
•    Share knowledge and deliver coaching and training for library staff
•    Develop a strong understanding of the library’s technology platforms, including eResources
•    Schedule and organise training for library staff
•    Collaborate on the identification of staff training needs and opportunities across the service
•    Help identify external training opportunities, administer bookings and payments and monitor budget expenditure
•    Collaborate on continuous process improvement and documentation
•    Assist with administration required for the library’s team of casual staff including training
•    Undertake required desk duties as directed and
•    Develop a strong understanding of the nature of service delivery and the resulting customer experience.

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 Lea King on 02 8495 6868 during business hours 
  • Applications close on 09/12/2021


Team Leader - Vermont South Library (Job share)

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


Team Leader - Vermont South Library (Job share)

Applications closing on 12 December 2021, 11:00 PM

TEAM LEADER – Vermont South Library
Ongoing - Job Share
Part Time (0.58)
Band 5 $74,995 - $86,559 (pro-rata) + Superannuation

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries is 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 Vermont South Library is lovely medium sized branch and would suit someone wanting to work in a close-knit community.

About the Role

Following some internal movement in the organisation, Whitehorse Manningham Libraries invite applications from qualified librarians who are committed to providing an excellent customer service environment. This position is a job share role and will require the successful applicant to work closely with the other part time Team Leader. 

The successful applicant will:

  • Have the ability to coordinate a medium sized branch library
  • Engage with a diverse community and stakeholders
  • Be committed to the delivery of information services
  • Have strong people management skills
  • Enjoy working as a member of a small team
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Possess a tertiary qualification acceptable for professional membership (librarian) of the Australian Library and Information Association

The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and the capacity to engage with a diverse range of community groups.  This position is an excellent opportunity for a librarian passionate about developing innovative public library services.

The successful applicant must hold or be willing to acquire a Working with Children Check card and must be willing to undergo a National Police Record Check.  Previous public library experience would be an advantage.

While this position is currently vacant at the Vermont South Library, all applicants should be aware that it is a condition of employment that all employees can be required to work at any of the eight Whitehorse Manningham Libraries branches. Rostered weekend work and evening shifts will be required. 

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 carry-over entitlements from the Local Government sector
  • Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family members

All applicants are required to read the position description and candidate information pack prior to submitting an application. Applications are to be submitted via the link (preferred) or directly to

All applications must include a cover letter, resume and a response to the Key Selection Criteria.

For further information contact Jonathan Gosden on (03) 9896 4320.

Applications close 11.00pm Sunday 12 December 2021. 


Manager, Library Learning Services (La Trobe University)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jay Glaisyer
Contact Number
La Trobe University, VIC



Manager, Library Learning Services

Job No.:562010 | Work type:Continuing

  • Full Time, Continuing
  • Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • HEO9 - $115,068 - $121,904 per annum + 17% superannuation

About the position

The Manager, Library Learning Services is responsible for leading the Library Learning Services team, which sits within the Library Learning and Development section. The Manager, oversees and directs the delivery of on-demand and in-subject library learning support and services across all campuses to all student cohorts; and the strategic creation and curation of high quality, relevant digital library and learning resources.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Completion of a postgraduate Information Management, Library or Education degree; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training; and extensive experience of leadership and management in an academic library environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships internally and externally and to communicate effectively on a range of sensitive and complex issues.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to apply

Closing date:  Sunday 19th December 2021, 11:00pm

Position Enquiries: Jay Glaisyer via email

Recruitment Enquiries:

Position Description below:

PD HEO9 - Manager, Library Learning Services.pdf

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

In order to work onsite in higher education, TAFE, training and adult education settings, the Victorian Government requires workers to provide evidence to their employers that they are fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner.  This position will require the incumbent to work onsite.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • Video Assessment – a link will be provided to your nominated email address within 24 hours of submitting your application

Please scroll down to apply.


La Trobe Cultural Qualities: 
We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Closing Date:19/12/2021


Senior Library Officer - Fixed Term (12 months) 

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



Senior Library Officer - Fixed Term (12 months) 

We are recruiting for a Senior Library Officer for a 12 month fixed term contract within the Shire of Mundaring Library Service. The position will be based at the Boya Public Library.

This customer service role requires someone with extensive public library experience; a sound working knowledge of the Library Management system Spydus; highly developed decision making and problem solving skills and a strong focus on the provision of library programs and engagement within the community. As the position requires the delivery of outreach to health care facilities proof of a double COVID and flu vaccinations will be required as per the State Health directives for health facilities.

A salary in the range of $68,871 - $73,180 will be offered based on qualifications and experience.
Interviews will be held on Monday 13 December.

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

Apply online at
Applications close Wednesday 8 December 2021.

Key Documents

Apply for This Position: Apply Online

Library Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Town of Port Hedland, WA


Library Officer

  • Location: Port/South Hedland Library 
  • Occupation: Libraries  
  • Division: Community Services
  • Level 2 - $61,601.00 + $18,831.28 Port Hedland allowance

The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and team-oriented person to join our Library team. The primary responsibility of the Library Officer is to provide an effective and professional library and information service to the community of Port Hedland with a particular focus on services for children and youth that foster reading and family literacy.

To succeed in this role you will need to be engaging, enthusiastic and personable.  You will be professional, an excellent communicator and a collaborative team member. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide excellent customer service. You will need to enjoy promoting our library service, fostering and nurturing curiosity and supporting educational programs for the children and their families.  This role is both rewarding and fulfilling.

If you are passionate about books and engaging children in educational library programs, are well organised, have a high level of interpersonal and customer service skills we would like to hear from you. This position is full time working 38 hours per week.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Experience in Planning, promoting and being actively engaged in the implementation of story time, rhyme time, crafts, books clubs, outreach and holiday and school events for children and families
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers license
  • Rights to work in Australia

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Wellness program (includes free gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact the Human Resources team on (08) 9158 9353 or      

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close 11.45pm Friday 10th December 2021

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20181211_PD_Library Officer.pdf

Posted on Nov 26 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Fri, 10 Dec 2021 23:45:00

Apply Online


Library Assistant Part Time

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Mary-Clare Thatcher
Contact Number
02 6333 6281
Bathurst Regional Council, NSW


Library Assistant Part Time

Job No: BRC0142 | Location: Bathurst

About the role

Are you passionate about libraries? Curious about the world around you and willing to make a difference to the wellbeing of the Bathurst Community by providing high quality customer focused library services? Then this opportunity is for you.

Bathurst Library provides library programs and activities to the Bathurst community, a mobile library, an extensive collection of items to borrow and a vibrant community space with access to information and technology.

We are currently looking for a permanent part-time Library Assistant (26 hours per week) to join our friendly team.  In this role, you will actively participate as a member of the library team in the day to day delivery of services and programs, including those relating to Information Services.  You will assist library users to locate information and library material and provide technology assistance. You will assist with research enquiries and reference services. You will have the opportunity to work on special projects that will contribute to the future of the library service.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum Year 12 Higher School Certificate or equivalent
  • At least 2 years experience working in a customer service setting
  • High level communication skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office suite, digital apps and platforms, mobile devices
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

To view the Position Summary click here

This position requires a pre employment health assessment which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Salary: $777.99 to $817.39 per week + super (plus weekend penalty loading)

Position Status: Permanent Part Time 

Hours of work:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 7 hours each day to be taken between 8.30am and 6.15pm as per roster; Sunday: 9.45am to 3.15pm (26 hours per week)

Application closing date: Sunday, 28 November 2021, at 11.30pm

Contact Officer: Mary-Clare Thatcher - 02 6333 6281

Bathurst Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


Digital Learning Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jaidyn Edwards, Technology Leader (Libraries)
Contact Number
(08) 8405 6516
City of Port Adelaide Enfield, SA


Digital Learning Officer

Do you have a passion for technology and the community?

Can you see the impact digital transformation is having on those with low digital literacy skills?

Are you excited and passionate about the role technology plays in placemaking, wellbeing and the economy?

Then this may be the role for you!

With a commitment to creating a constructive culture, we are supportive, we take on challenges, seize opportunities, build great relationships and we are proud of what we deliver for our community, we are connected.

The City of PAE values the diversity of the people we employ and serve. Diversity at the City of PAE means a workplace where individuals are recognised, respected, and engaged in ways that develop and harness everyone’s strengths.

We provide excellent working conditions with job security, flexible working arrangements and support for professional development.

Join PAE Libraries innovative Technology Team and use your digital learning skills to digitally transform the community.

Your Key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, developing, delivering and coordinating programs that support the development of a wide range of digital and technology skills at diverse skill levels
  • Delivering exceptional customer service that is welcoming, responsive and inclusive
  • Facilitating access to current and emerging technology, in branch, through partnerships and via outreach

The successful applicant will ideally possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching digital skills and engaging effectively with diverse learners of all ages is essential
  • A keen commitment to lifelong learning, a passion for technology and a desire to work closely with the community in a Library environment
  • The ability to coach, motivate and inspire others to align and deliver on the Library’s strategic objectives
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as Libraries, Education, or demonstrated experience in relevant fields

More information can be found on the Position Description - download link located below or under Document/s  above.

This is a Level 3 position which has a current salary range of $73,497.73 - $79,042.26 (plus Super).

Enquiries can be directed to Jaidyn Edwards, Technology Leader (Libraries) on (08) 8405 6516.

To apply, simply complete the application process by clicking the Apply button and attach your cover letter and resume.

Applications close 6pm on Monday 6 December 2021.

The City of PAE values diversity and inclusion and we welcome employees with a mix of background, characteristics, experiences, professional skills, and perspectives

Position Description - Digital Learning Officer.pdf


Customer Experience Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Cheryl Woodward
Contact Number
E: or T: (02) 9777 7930
Willoughby City Council, NSW


Customer Experience Librarian

  • Position Number: S100-21-079
  • Closing Date: 29-11-2021 05:00 PM

When you join Willoughby City Council you join a close-knit team with a big impact. We are dynamic, diverse and future-focused. We value team players who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. We serve the community and make it our job to make people’s lives better. It’s all in a day’s work. You’ll have the freedom to grow in your career alongside likeminded people who will support you every step of the way. You’ll be part of our transformation as a council and shape the future for the residents of Willoughby. And you’ll do it all from a thriving hub in Sydney, in the culturally-rich area we are so proud to call home.

 You’re looking for a role with purpose, one where you can make a meaningful difference. You have so much to offer. And we can see that. As much as you bring to the table, we provide you with the support you need to accelerate your career growth. We are constantly evolving… and that change brings with it new directions, skillsets and thinking for you to embrace. Through collaboration and projects across the organisation, you will have incredible opportunities come your way. How far you take them, well, that’s in your hands.

Join the friendly and dedicated team at Willoughby City Library as one of our new Customer Experience Librarians.

The Customer Service team delivers high quality Customer Service to our community from all library locations, across all opening hours and to the housebound.

The Customer Experience Librarians, Weekend Library Supervisors and the Home Library Service Team all work together to deliver excellent Customer Service Across our community as part of the Customer Experience Team.

There are three permanent part time positions of 17.5, 16 and 15 hours per week working at branch libraries as well as Chatswood. This position includes working every second Saturday morning.

The roles will work across the branch library network on a regular schedule.

To be successful you will need the ability to work independently at branch locations as well as actively contributing to the Customer Experience Team.

You will be using your excellent Customer service skills to provide exceptional services to library visitors across all library locations.

You will need to have relevant tertiary qualifications in library/information science or actively studying towards qualifications and have had experience working in libraries.

Please note being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 is a requirement prior to commencement of employment with Willoughby City Council, except where a medical contraindication certificate is provided.

For further information please contact Cheryl Woodward or (02) 9777 7930.

Vacancy Options:

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


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