Library Technician Cataloguing (Part-Time)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Vanessa Maino
Contact Number
(02) 9952 8361
City of Ryde Council, NSW


Library Technician Cataloguing (Part-Time)

Job No: COR1354 | Location: Ryde

  • Join a friendly and supportive team
  • Cataloguing and customer service role
  • Permanent, part-time position, 21 hours per week

About Us

City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.

About City of Ryde Libraries

City of Ryde Libraries comprises of five branches at Ryde, West Ryde, North Ryde, Eastwood, Gladesville and a significant online library. Our libraries are lively, busy places of social inclusion where members of our community borrow items for leisure and lifelong learning, learn about new technology, participate in activities, and use our spaces for studying.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity within our Library Collections Team for a motivated and experienced Library Technician Cataloguing (part-time), who is also passionate about providing excellent customer service. This position is responsible for providing quality collection and cataloguing services for our growing and diverse community.

This role works three full days per week as per the below table, including a Saturday at West Ryde Library and involves customer service shifts, occasional evenings and acting as shift supervisor as required.

Weekday Hours Table

*Set weekdays may be negotiable.

Your commencing rate of pay will be between $65,286.93 - $73,059.19 p.a. pro rata, plus superannuation, subject to your library qualifications and experience. 

About You

You bring to this role demonstrated experience in cataloguing, including the ability to produce high-quality cataloguing records. You are well-versed in the classification of library materials and learning resources and have proficient knowledge of various Library Management Systems. You're adept at using various Library Management Systems and have a thorough understanding of classifying library materials and learning resources. You'll also have the opportunity to showcase your exceptional customer service skills particularly when working branch shifts. The role requires exceptional attention to detail, excellent teamwork abilities, and the capacity to work independently.  

In addition, you will also have:

  • Successful completion of Diploma in Library and Information Services or equivalent qualification
  • Familiarity with MARC 21, MARC Edit, Dewey, Library of Congress Authorities and Libraries Australia database
  • Excellent teamwork skills with proven experience to also work independently
  • Experience in a vibrant customer service role and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Extensive work experience in a library environment

Note: This is a Child Related position, and employment is subject to verification of the Working With Children Check status. The cost of obtaining a WWC clearance is at the applicant's expense.

Culture & Benefits

  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly 
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave (for eligible employees)
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas to ensure you have time to enjoy the holiday 
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)

How to apply

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. In addition to answering the questions shown below (via the apply now link), this position requires you to attach your resume to complete the application process. Please note you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria. 

Interested? Like to know more? Please see the Position Description for more information or call Vanessa Maino on (02) 9952 8361 for a confidential discussion.

Closing Date: Sunday 19 May 2024 at 11:30pm | Apply Now!