Home Library Services Librarian 

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Sophie Gigas (Acting Library Operations and Customer Service Lead)
Contact Number
T: (03) 9278 4021 during business hours
City of Boroondara Council, VIC


Home Library Services Librarian 

  • Full time, fixed-term position until 30 June 2025
  • Rewarding community focused role
  • $79,701 - $92,744 per annum (pro rata to be applied) plus Super

We are seeking a positive and highly organised librarian with a strong customer focus, to join our team of staff committed to providing high quality library experiences to the Boroondara community. This is a full-time (35 hours per week) fixed-term role, primarily based at Camberwell Library.

Please note regular weekend and evening work is required with this role.

A little bit about the role

Along with general library duties, the role will provide the highest possible standard of frontline and circulation support in person, by telephone and in writing to the Boroondara community. The role will also take every opportunity to promote the library’s services, collections (print and digital) and events.

The role supports the provision of equitable access to library services and materials for members of the Boroondara community of all ages, including people in institutions, who are unable to visit the library because of frailty, illness, disability or other valid reasons.

As a Home Library Services Librarian, you will be responsible for:

  • selecting and coordinating deliveries of specific materials to housebound individuals
  • ensuring a relevant and well-maintained large print and talking book collection; and
  • volunteer management.                             

About you

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.
  • Experience working in a library, preferably in a public library.
  • Ability to liaise effectively and sensitively with a range of individuals, agencies and community organisations.
  • Ability to train staff and members of the public in the use of information tools and technology.
  • Ability to supervise, organise and direct other staff in a customer service and operational setting and volunteers.
  • Experience in frontline customer service; and
  • Proven versatility and flexibility to manage time and plan work according to demand.

 Qualifications and Employment Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification which confers eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.
  • Preferred applicants will be required to undergo a National Police Record Check and hold a valid Working with Children Clearance.

Want to know more?
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 Tuesday 16 July 2024. All applications must be made via the online portal; no applications direct to the hiring manager will be considered. No calls or applications from agencies please.
For any further information please refer to the Position Description, or contact Sophie Gigas (Acting Library Operations and Customer Service Lead) on (03) 9278 4021 during business hours for a confidential discussion.

If you want to know more about the benefits of working for the City of Boroondara, please visit our Careers Website.

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 Clearance. 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.

We understand that this portal may not meet the needs of people who rely on Assistive Technology or have other diverse requirements.  If you have any difficulty using our recruitment system, please do not hesitate to contact People Culture and Development on (03) 9278 4401 or pcd@boroondara.vic.gov.au to allow us to help in any way we can.

Who are we?

The City of Boroondara is a metropolitan council, representing more than 170,000 people in the inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. A leader in the local government sector, with a reputation for innovation and excellence, we believe in providing an environment where our staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals. 

We like to challenge the norm and we are investing significantly in innovation and technology improvements in order to provide our customers with an even greater experience and engagement. We are putting our customers at the forefront of what we do with our organisation wide change initiative, the Customer Experience Improvement Strategy (CEIS).

You will be instrumental in driving this change across the organisation using best practice approaches to successfully support us from the now to our desired future state. 

With so much going on it’s a great time to join Boroondara!

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