Librarian - Childrens

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Kathryn Taylor
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Hume City Council, VIC


Librarian - Childrens

  • Sunbury VIC 3429, Australia
  • Full-time

Job Description

  • Permanent Full Time, it will be 9 days fortnight.
  • $80,071 per annum plus Super
  • Be a leader in one of Victoria’s most progressive public library services!

Hume City Council is one of Australia’s fastest growing and culturally diverse councils. We put the customer and our community at the centre of all that we do, ensuring our services are efficient and accessible.

Hume Libraries has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Childrens Librarian to join the Sunbury Library team. If you enjoy building relationships with families, communities, and educational organisations, coupled with a keen interest in children’s library programming, and a passion for promoting children’s literature this may be the role for you.

What you’ll be doing:

  • To contribute to the provision of high-quality library services that meet the educational, recreational and information needs of the diverse Hume community by delivering accessible, relevant, and innovative resources and a high standard of customer service to the Hume community.
  • To plan, develop, promote, and deliver library programs, library outreach, services, and activities for children, aged 0-12
  • Undertake regular direct library customer service duties including shift supervisor.
  • Work as part of the team to provide high quality customer service for the Hume community.
  • Work as part of the children’s programs team to plan and facilitate a range of programs across Hume Libraries.
  • Actively collaborate with the Team Leader Collections to contribute to localised collection maintenance.
  • Report any technology issues related to the branch to the Coordinator Library Collections and Technology.
  • Facilitate early learning sessions, after school programs, school holiday activities and events, and other programs as required to promote and support early language and literacy development and STEAM learning.

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of books and literature and specialist knowledge of children’s literature and trends
  • Relevant experience in ability to develop rapport and engage with a broad range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds including internal and external organisations.
  • Proficiency in the use of all current library management systems, RFID technology, computer applications and software, electronic resources, and digital devices.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and the ability to supervise staff and manage a rostered shift.
  • Understanding of personnel practices including those related to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and the ability to provide employees with supervision, guidance and on the job training.
  • Ability to identify customer needs and expectations, decide the appropriate action and respond accordingly.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in electronic and print based information resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills together with the ability to develop rapport and engage with a broad range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds including internal and external organisations.

Required Certifications & Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information Management or equivalent, facilitating eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association and/or experience in children’s engagement and program facilitation.

For any enquiries, please contact Kathryn Taylor on email

Why Hume City Council?

A leader in local government, we’re committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative work environment that is guided by our values:

We’re better, every day: We give things a go and value progress over perfection. We have permission to go for it and are expected to reflect and learn.

We’re in it together: At Hume, everyone matters. We Welcome and include all. Respect and safety are expected.

We show up: We empower and trust others and own our work. We rise to the challenges and are expected to do what we say we will.

All for Hume: We strive to achieve our best for the Hume Community. We are proud and passionate about working towards better outcomes and expect they are at the centre of everything we do.

We offer a competitive salary package, professional development opportunities, and a supportive work environment.

A child safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. Council encourages people of all ages, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

All candidates will be required to undertake background and probity checks including Reference Checks, Working with Children Check, and a Criminal Record Check.

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