Library Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Brioney McLean, Manager Customer Relations and Libraries or Organisational Development
Contact Number
(08) 9727 0222
Shire of Capel Council, WA


Library Coordinator

Posted: 29/09/2023

Closing Date: 16/10/2023

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Capel

Job Category: Community Services and Development,Education, Childcare & Training

  • Full time, monthly RDO
  • Idyllic South West location
  • $83,000 per annum

The Shire of Capel Library network is the HEART of our community where all are welcome to learn, create and connect. We are looking for you to lead our team to continue to deliver our community-centered service, promoting innovation, partnership, and the development of our team.

The Shire of Capel is located in the South West, halfway between Bunbury and Busselton. We are nestled between the beach and the forest and are one of the fastest growing coastal Shires in Australia. At the Shire we value Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork which underpin the way we work with our elected members, the community and each other.

 Job Description

As our Library Coordinator you will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of our library branches in Capel, Dalyellup and Boyanup, ensuring adequate staffing and resourcing. You will support, coach and develop our Senior Library team in the successful delivery of their portfolios, including collections, library programs, technology and archives and foster a collaborative, inclusive, values-drive team culture. You will also build partnerships and work to maximise community awareness of, and engagement with, the library service. You will support the effective management and continuous improvement of our library service through the development, monitoring and reporting of library usage and trends, budget and business plans.

As a team player you will use your friendly and flexible communication style to build and maintain strong working relationships within you team and across the organisation. Your dedication and commitment to quality customer service, personal resilience and professional approach will see you build and maintain an exemplary library service.

The rewards:

As part of our team, you will enjoy:

  • Flexibility and support
  • Investment in you and your career
  • An inclusive culture where all our people are valued, EEO, diversity and differences are respected
  • Full time, 19-day work month
  • A strong focus on employee wellbeing and safety
  • Negotiable annual salary circa $83,000 per annum dependent on skills, experience, and qualifications
  • Up to 14% Shire superannuation contribution

For further position related requirements please refer to Position Description – Coordinator Libraries PDF (407KB)If you are viewing this ad in Seek the link may have been removed. Please view this vacancy on our website at to access the position description.

 Desired Skills and Experience

We embrace diversity and encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds to join us in servicing our community for the future.

To be considered for this role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Behaviour that positively demonstrates the Shire’s HEART of: Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork
  • Graduate Diploma or Degree library qualification as recognised by ALIA
  • Proven staff development and supervision experience
  • A thorough understanding of the role and function of public libraries in the community and how they contribute to life-long learning.

Significant experience in frontline customer service and public libraries, and skills in technology applications, social media, library systems, eResources and information retrieval will be highly regarded.

Applicants who need assistance with their application or wish to discuss any potential barriers that may prevent them from applying are encouraged to contact Organisational Development on (08) 9727 0222 to discuss.

Further position related enquiries can be directed to Brioney McLean, Manager Customer Relations and Libraries or Organisational Development on (08) 9727 0222.  

 Applications close

9.00am on Monday 16 October 2023.

The Shire of Capel reserves the right to commence interviewing prior to the application close date and close this position for applications early should a suitable candidate be found.

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