Digital Innovation Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Geelong Regional Library Corporation, VIC


Digital Innovation Officer

Permanent part-time, 60.8 hours per fortnight
Band 5, $68,774 - $79,084 plus superannuation pro rata

This is a hands-on role that requires both the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. You are a pragmatic and creative thinker with a growth mindset to serve the ever-changing needs of our community. You will have demonstrated ability to use initiative and sound judgement when solving day-to-day customer service issues and be skilled at building relationships and work effectively to deliver outcomes. You clearly role model the right behaviours in a positive safety culture and know how to influence and partner effectively.

You will be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Supporting the provision of robust and current website, intranet and mobile communications platforms, devices and software.
  • Providing specialist ICT support on the specification, design, development, implementation and maintenance of corporate web systems, business systems, digital platforms and software.
  • Identifying, updating and maintaining current web technologies critical to the design and delivery of responsive library and heritage services.
  • Engaging stakeholders to understand the library environment, and supporting the implementation of new technologies that meet the needs to GRLC staff and library users.

The Position Description and the application guide are linked below. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria.
Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Applications close Friday 9 October 2020

Job Application Guide available here

Collection Services Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Fiona Johnston, Collection Development Librarian
Contact Number
02 9391 7074 during business hours
Woollahra Council, NSW



Collection Services Officer

Reference Number: S100-20-669 | Closing Date: 07-10-2020 | Employment Type: Permanent Part Time

  • Salary from $70,612.52 to $82,594.66 pa + super (pro rata)
  • Permanent part-time opportunity - 28 hours per week
  • Learning and development opportunities

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:

  • Maintain a high quality inter-library loan service.
  • Manage and maintain a quality serials collection.
  • 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.

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 D 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:   Midnight, 7th October 2020

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.  


Branch Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jane Harding, Heritage Coordinator
Contact Number
(07) 5329 6534
Noosa Council, QLD


Branch Librarian

Job No: ZZ0514 | Location: Noosaville/Cooroy Library, QLD

Are you looking to live and work in one of Australia’s premier locations and help achieve Noosa Council’s vision:

Noosa Shire – different by nature”?

The Opportunity 

Noosa Council is seeking a skilled leader to provide overall supervision of the day-to-day operations of a busy Noosa Council branch library.  The role will coordinate branch operations including customer service, building and facilities management, staff supervision, program provision and budget control.  This position plays an integral role in contributing towards the strategic development of the library service.

This is a temporary position and we are open to considering a secondment arrangement for a suitably qualified and experienced library professional who would like the opportunity to gain experience with Noosa Council’s professional and innovative library service.   

To be suitable for this temporary full-time role you will be a natural leader with a high level of experience leading customer-focused teams in dynamic working environments.  You will thrive in a challenging, high-pressure environment, enjoy problem solving and have experience in the leadership of change. You will be passionate about providing high quality customer service, library innovation and continuous improvement.

The position requires the incumbent to hold a degree or post graduate-level degree in library and information studies, cultural services or other related discipline. Demonstrated experience in building facility management, strategic planning and budget control is of an advantage.

The successful applicant will be rewarded with a stimulating role working with a passionate and friendly team in an organisation that values individual contribution and wellbeing.

Vacancy Details

  • Position Status: Temporary Full Time (9 November 2020 to 8 August 2021)
  • Department: Community Services 
  • Branch: Libraries and Galleries 
  • Team: Libraries 
  • Advertised: Internal and External 
  • Position Classification: Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award - State 2017 (Div. 2, S1)
  • Position Remuneration: Level 5 ($78,245.42 to $81,583.69) annually plus Council benefits of annual leave loading and superannuation. Note applicants are generally appointed at the starting range of the specified salary.
  • Closing Date: 5:00pm (AEST) Friday 9 October 2020

About You

You will have previous leadership experience in public library service functions in a similar environment, with proven ability to motivate team members to achieve outstanding results. Further, you will possess demonstrated management experience particularly in relation to managing build-from-base budgets, human resource management, change management and building and facilities matters.

About Us

Noosa Council is located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Covering an area of 871km2, Noosa has a proud history of preserving its natural environment and is recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The region offers a unique mix of stunning beaches, national parks, lakes and lush hinterland, which makes it one of the greatest places in Australia to live and work.

Council's vision is underpinned by our beliefs. When working towards our Noosa Vision 2037, Council will focus on:

  • Respect: Respect for the diversity of opinions and beliefs in our community
  • Inclusion: Access to participatory and democratic processes
  • Responsiveness: As a Council, being connected with our community
  • Authenticity: Understand our history and learning from our past. 

Noosa Council is a supportive and passionate team built around openness and informality. The staff have together defined how they want to operate as a Council. These values include:

  • Community: Working hand in hand with our community
  • Innovation: Striving for better ways to do things
  • Sustainability: Managing environmental, social and economic resources for the future 

Our Commitment to Our Valued Employees

Noosa Council is committed to workplace diversity, health and well-being, work life balance, progression, and maintaining our supportive team orientated culture. To achieve this we offer a range of benefits and opportunities:

  • Wellness Initiatives
  • Flex Time
  • Annual Flu vaccination program
  • Fitness Passport (an external company allowing its members to access local health and fitness centres)
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Secondments
  • Job sharing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Mid-Career Break
  • Career progression 
  • Training and development
  • Study Assistance
  • Graduated Retirement

How To Apply 

To download and review the position description click here

Click APPLY NOW below

Complete the information - as requested. 

Click 'Next'

Attach your cover letter and resume. 

Click 'Next' and 'Confirm'.

Please note: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.

Please contact Jane Harding, Heritage Coordinator on (07) 5329 6534 for any further information regarding the position.


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City Children's Library Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Cheryl Pye
Contact Number
(07) 3810 7432 or
Ipswich City Council, QLD


City Children's Library Coordinator

Career Opportunities: City Children's Library Coordinator (1063)

Req ID 1063 - Posted 25/09/2020 - Libraries - Full Time

Ipswich Libraries is a dynamic and innovative provider of a range of library and information products and services to the community.

The new City Children’s Library will provide a premier attraction in the CBD precinct that will seek to motivate customers to return to the Library again and again. This is a new position created to lead the delivery and activation of Library Services at the new City Children’s Library.

Council is seeking to appoint a candidate who will provide expert management and coordination of the City Children’s Library to provide best in class, customer-focussed and innovative library services for children 0-12 years of age and their families. The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of an activation plan for the City Children’s Library with an emphasis on establishing the City Children’s Library as a venue of choice for families of Ipswich. 

The successful candidate will have appropriate tertiary qualifications and experience in delivering relevant services to children and families. A current Queensland “C” class driver’s licence is required.

This is a permanent full-time position with a salary range of $100,705 to $106,804 per annum, plus a Council contribution to superannuation of up to 12%. 

How to Apply

As part of the application process, you will be required to provide:

  • a covering letter of no more than 2 pages outlining your suitability for the role, your contact address and telephone number, and,
  • a copy of your resume, that includes details of education and qualifications and your employment history in chronological order starting with current position and the names and contact details of two referees.

To download Position Description click here

For more information on how to apply click here 

Applications close: 9 October 2020 , 11.59pm

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Life and Career Coaching for PLA Members

Derrick Lam

Public Libraries Australia is pleased to announce it has negotiated the services of Life and Career Coach, Derrick Lam, for member libraries and their staff; and individual members. 

Over the next few months Derrick will be offering no obligation Life and Career Coaching, free of charge. Derrick is doing this to give something back to the library profession that has been both his passion and a source of rewarding career experiences.

So…. are you in a career changing moment where you need someone to hear and help you? Derrick Lam is someone who will listen, understand, and explore life and career options with you, and  help you clarify your future goals.

Derrick is an information professional with experience in recruitment, organisational leadership and team management. His one-on-one career coaching sessions include: enhancing job searching skills, reviewing your resume, and interview preparation.

Derrick believes that to have a fulfilling career is to live a good life. As a coach Derrick will help you focus on the strategies that will improve your career opportunities through: building self-awareness, discovering new insights, ideas, and thoughts, acquiring new skills in decision-making and problem solving, and accepting constructive feedback to improve and grow.

To make an appointment with Derrick please click here 

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Library Assistant (PT)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Oberon Council, NSW


Library Assistant (PT)

  • Posted: 24/09/2020
  • Closing Date: 19/10/2020
  • Job Type: Permanent - Part Time
  • Location: Oberon Library
  • Job Category: Government, Defence & Emergency

 Job Description



POSITION OBJECTIVES – Purpose of Position

The Library Assistant is responsible for assisting in the delivery of Library Services to the members of the Oberon Community.


This role reports to the Library Manager 

This role will work with the Library Manager, Community Services & Youth Coordinator, and the CTC Coordinator.


This position may be required to act in the capacity of Library Manager as directed.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT is subject to the Local Government (State) Award 2020.

This is a permanent part-time position.


24 hours a week  Wednesday and Thursday 9:15am –3:45pm

Friday 9am-5:30pmSaturday 9am to 1pm

Additional hours, which include evenings and weekends may be required.



This position has no Delegation of Authority.


This role is responsible for:

  • Providing Customer Service – face to face, telephone and email;
  • Promoting Library services and resources;
  • Cataloguing, accessioning, and preparation of resources for loan;
  • Ensuring the Library is a safe and welcoming environment and is kept clean, neat and tidy;
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating Library programs;
  • Assisting the  Library Manager to develop policies and best practice guidelines for the Library Service;
  • Providing statistics and reports to CSC regarding Library functions, programs and usage;
  • Other Library duties as required from time to time



1. Relevant experience working in a community Library.

2. Demonstrate working knowledge of cataloguing, accessioning and processing of resources.

3. Demonstrate excellent customer service skills with well developed verbal and written communication skills, including report writing.

4. Solid experience in designing, implementing and promoting library based programs.

5. Demonstrate understanding of Workplace Health and Safety.

6. Required to have a current NSW Working with Children check.


1. Formal qualifications in Library and/or Information Services.

2. Community Planning experience

3. Event Planning experience


1. Provide professional customer service to the Library visitors.

2. Develop, implement, promote and evaluate quality, effective and appropriate Library programs and events.

3. Process new resources in a timely and accurate manner, including cataloguing and accessioning.

4. Provide accurate, timely and informative statistics and reports to the Library Manager and CSD.

5. The Library is presented in a welcoming manner free from hazards.

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Children's Programs Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Barjinder Kaur
Contact Number
(02) 4732 7777
Penrith City Council, NSW


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Job no: 493030
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Penrith
Categories: Library Services
Salary: $80,034.00 to $92,642.00 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation

About Us

At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing leave
  • 15 days personal leave
  • Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education 
  • Diverse salary packaging
  • And much, much more!

The Penrith City Library Service provides an array of informational, educational and recreational resources and services for residents and visitors through three branch libraries, a home library service, community events and pop-up libraries, children’s and adult programming, physical and digital collections, local history collections and programs, and a toy library service. Resident surveys consistently show Penrith City Council libraries to be one of the City’s most popular services.

About the role

In this position you will contribute to an effective and efficient library service for the community of Penrith City Council through providing customer service duties at Penrith Central Library and other branch libraries as rostered. In this position you will lead and supervise a team, developing, executing and promoting children’s and young adult’s programs and events. You will establish and build partnerships with stakeholders to deliver library programs and services for this client group. You will contribute to the planning and development of policies and procedures related to the operations of the Children’s team. The person in this position will demonstrate and promote Council Values – Show Respect, Be Accountable, Encourage Innovation. This position reports to the Library Programs Supervisor.

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant degree qualification with eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association or equivalent degree qualification in relevant field
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in successfully developing and implementing children and teen programming strategies that focus on improving the accessibility and relevance of library services to the these client groups and the wider community
  • Strong administrative and project management skills with a proven ability to manage concurrent tasks and work to deadlines
  • Strong supervisory skills to manage a team with diverse responsibilities
  • Effective communication skills to assist a broad range of age groups and skill levels with information and technology assistance enquiries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in using library systems, online databases and digital platforms and electronic resources
  • Current Class C Driver Licence
  • A valid NSW Working with Children Check

Desirable Criteria

  • Public library experience

Commencing Salary: $80,034.00 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation

To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.

Intending applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume before the closing date. In addition, applicants are required to provide comprehensive responses to the selection criteria. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

For further information about the position please contact Barjinder Kaur on (02) 4732 7777.

Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application. 

Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements, if applicable this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.  

 We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

Position description

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Advertised: 23 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 14 Oct 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Manager Library Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Janice Bevan
Contact Number
(02) 9424 0840
Ku-ring-gai Council, NSW


Manager Library Services

  • Location: Gordon Library
  • Category: Management
  • Date Posted: 22-Sep-2020
  • Application Close Date: 12-Oct-2020
  • Job Reference: KMC/1481189
  • Position Type: Permanent Full Time

View Position Description: MCLS01 - Manager Library Services - Position Description - September 2020.pdf (PDF, 283KB)


An exciting opportunity for an experienced Library Services Manager to provide strategic leadership and drive innovative change.

Manager Library Services

  • Salary $149,990.36 - $171,087.28 p/a + super
  • Tertiary qualifications & experience essential
  • Permanent fulltime - 35 hours per week
  • Leaseback vehicle offered

Located 16 kms north of the Sydney CBD, the Ku-ring-gai area covers 84km2, is home to 124,000 residents and is set in one of New South Wales' most attractive natural environments.

Ku-ring-gai Council has a bold vision for optimising future library services for its community, including the development of a new Lindfield Village Hub, providing a state-of-the-art precinct which will incorporate a new library and community space.

The Council is seeking an engaging Manager Library Services to lead the library and art centre teams in developing and delivering professional and innovative services that respond to the present and developing needs of the Ku-ring-gai community.

This role will ideally suit an experienced leader who demonstrates the values and behaviours they expect of others, and understands the importance of engaging and empowering people in delivering customer focused services and improvements.

Reporting to the Director Community, your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively manage the Ku-ring-gai library service and art centre to ensure they are customer-focussed, reflect community expectations, and are aligned with Council's visions
  • Provide strategic and innovative planning for library and community facilities and services
  • Liaise with funding bodies, industry professionals and community organisations including networking and seeking partnerships with library service professionals.

Required experience & skills:

  • Bachelor or graduate library qualifications or equivalent qualifications that are recognised for professional membership by the Australian Library Information Association of Australia (ALIA) or other professional associations
  • Demonstrated experience in a specialist related field of at least 3-5 years
  • Ability to develop, lead and support customer focused and cohesive teams
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading organisational change across a service or business unit.

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 Janice Bevan on (02) 9424 0840

Closes: 11:45pm, Monday 12 October 2020

Ku-ring-gai Council is an equal opportunity employer

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Library Officer

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


Library Officer

Date Posted: 18/09/2020
Applications Close: 28/09/2020
Work Type: Permanent - Part Time

Permanent – Part time – 17 Hours per week  

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

LGO Level 3 - $63,194 - $67,150 per annum (pro rata)

This is a level 3 position. Salary range is dependant on qualifications and experience.

An opportunity exists for a Library Officer to join the City of Kwinana’s Community Resources Centres. Reporting to the Library Operations Team Leader, you will assist with the operations of the Library and Community Resources by providing information services to the Community, supporting and presenting lifelong learning programs, engaging with the community, contributing to the optimum utilisation of resources and delivering services in a customer centric manner.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Previous working experience in a similar environment.
  • Ability to resolve referencing and research enquiries and knowledge of various Library technological systems.
  • Understanding of different types of literacy and ability to facilitate community acquisition of literacy skills.
  • High level of skills in Information Technology to assist customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve to improve the customer experience.
  • Recommend and implement approved changes that will improve Library operations and services to the community. 
  • Excellent communication and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Possession of a current National 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 28 September 2020

Apply online:

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 9236 4618 or 9236 4628.

Please note: The selected applicants may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical which includes a Drug and Alcohol screen test.



Team Leader, Resources Librarian (Ongoing)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Elizabeth Bott or Adelaide Nye
Contact Number
(02) 6285 6127 or (02) 6285 6215
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, NSW


Team Leader, Resources Librarian (Ongoing)

Applications closing on 02 October 2020, 05:00 PM

The Community and Education branch is looking for a qualified individual to undertake the duties of the full-time Team Leader, Resources Librarian.

This position is required to manage and maintain the management of library IT systems such as the Library management system, RFID, public Wifi and monitor the provisions of public PC usage so having a knowledge of computers and types of Library software's is essential in this role. 

The successful candidate will also be mentoring a small team that effectively provides a high level of customer service patrons that come into the Library and coordinate and support the Home Library Service and Mobile Service within the Queanbeyan-Palerang region. 

Previous applicants need not apply.

Contact Officers 

Elizabeth Bott on (02) 6285 6127 or Adelaide Nye on (02) 6285 6215

How to apply

Your application must include:

  • Resume including contact details of at least two referees.  Referees can be from paid, voluntary or work experience; the referee should be able to comment on your work related attributes
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of your claims for the role against the Functional Capabilities. Applicants that do not address the functional capabilities may not be considered for the position
  • Drivers License or a form of ID
  • Copies of supporting documentation

Click here to access the Application Pack(PDF, 318KB)

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from multicultural and Aboriginal people. Council employees enjoy free parking, a dynamic, safe and healthy workplace, smoke, alcohol and drug free working environment. Council has in place a Sustainability Policy and is committed and working towards achieving sustainability outcomes (environmental, social, financial and governance) in all our operations and activities.


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