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Library Officer x 2

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Michelle Lopez
Contact Number
(07) 3829 8792
Redland City Council, QLD


Library Officer x 2

Maximum Term Contract Part Time - 14.5 hours per week (Monday and Friday) - until 20/12/2024 

Maximum Term Contract Full Time - 36.25 hours per week - until 30/06/2024

$35.13 to $37.74  Hourly  + up to 12% super  

RCC Officers' Level 2  

A special place

At Redland City Council, you can help improve lives, while shaping your career in a truly special place. Situated on the stunning Redlands Coast, our team is creating an enriched, sustainable future for Redland City.
Here, every role matters … Together, we’re focused on serving our community. Join us so together we can improve the Redlands for today and tomorrow.

Your opportunity

We are currently looking for motivated and friendly staff to join our Library Services Team here on the Redlands Coast.  This exciting opportunity is for two Library Officers to join our team bringing with them exceptional customer service skills and established knowledge and skills in libraries. These roles form part of a collaborative and customer focused team who deliver high quality library services to the Redlands community. The ideal candidates will have excellent communication and customer service skills and be willing to work as a team to provide a positive experience for a variety of customers.

For full details, take a look at the Position Description.

What you’ll bring

First and foremost, you’ll need to live and breathe our Values, as they are fundamental to the way we go about our work and the relationships we build.

We would love to hear from you or someone you know who:

  • has excellent communication skills;
  • has demonstrated experience working in libraries;
  • is a team player with exceptional interpersonal skills; and
  • enjoys providing a positive customer experience and resolving issues.

Why join us

We asked our people why they choose to work at Redland City Council. They say it’s about two things: feeling connected to the Redlands Coast as a truly special place and the incredible career and development opportunities at Council.

Here, you can:

  • Improve lives, for today and tomorrow. You will make an impact by providing quality library services to the Redlands community.
  • Achieve, for the community and your career. We’ll support you every step of the way and you will have a huge impact on the work we do.
  • Experience variety, and grow as a result. Upskill, try new roles and broaden your horizons. Council is an amazing place to grow and diversify professionally.
  • Find the right balance to bring the best you. We offer attractive benefits, ongoing support and flexible working arrangements.

Here are some more reasons for loving working with us:

  • Generous leave provisions such as paid parental leave and purchased leave scheme including 17.5% loading on annual leave!
  • Ex-gratia day offered during the Christmas/New Year break
  • Access to professional and leadership development programs and education/study assistance
  • Mentoring and coaching opportunities to increase your industry knowledge and business acumen
  • Diverse secondment opportunities for career development
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Wellbeing programs and social club
  • Access to discounts with over 400 leading retailers

Visit our careers page to learn more and read the stories of our incredible people.


  • Successful applicants will be asked to consent to a police check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 
  • To be eligible for employment, applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

Ready to join us
Applications will only be accepted through Council’s Web Recruitment system or through OURspace for current Council employees. Hard copy and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

To be considered, applicants must submit a:

  1. Cover letter (one page); and
  2. Current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Please read the Position Description and resume-based application instructions before applying for this role.

RCC utilises a merit-based recruitment process which may include various testing methods, such as psychometric testing and requesting the submission of a short video application from candidates after the advertisement closes.

Specific information on the position (200354) can be obtained by contacting Michelle Lopez on (07) 3829 8792

Applications for this position close at 11:59 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 15/11/2023 .

At Redland City Council, we truly value the diverse skills, experiences and perspectives of our people. We’re focused on making Council an inclusive place, where everyone belongs and brings in new skills, diverse experiences and backgrounds that enable us to serve our community better.

Applications will not be accepted from a third party



Closing Date
Contact Officer
Renee Poppi
Contact Number
M: 0439 435 071 or E:
Hinchinbrook Shire Council, QLD



Closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 November 2023

Corporate and Community Services Directorate 
Community and Culture Department 
Ongoing Full-time Position (72.5hrs per fortnight)
Salary Band: Level 5 LGIA $80,429 - 83,939 per annum

Purpose of Role

The Librarian is a new position that has been established in the Community and Cultural Services team.  This role is responsible for providing high-quality library service to the Hinchinbrook region, with a focus on managing the daily operations of the library service delivered through the region’s two libraries which satisfies the community’s informational, recreational and educational needs, in accordance with Council’s Corporate and Operational Plan and State Government Public Library guidelines and standards.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure the provision of excellent customer service at the library by overseeing and leading day-to-day activities involved in the operations of a library service across all locations.
  • Deliver the First 5 Forever program to ensure an ongoing commitment to early literacy development.
  • Develop a range of literacy programs suitable for all ages in the library and collaborate with other Community and Culture team members and key stakeholders in the development of service-wide programming.
  • Promote library resources and activities by working with the Community and Culture team and Council’s media staff to produce and deliver promotional communications, and by organising displays and activities for events such as First 5 Forever program, Children’s Book Week, Library and Information Week, Senior’s Week, and Meet the Author Days.
  • Effectively engage with volunteer network and reinvigorate the network of volunteers and community organisations and groups to promote library usage, raise the profile of the library and be involved in activities that support the achievement of shared goals.
  • Encourage the use of the library as a venue to promote local work, including events such as book launches, display of promotional materials by local authors and items with local content, and other activities of local groups and individuals.
  • Oversee Hinchinbrook Shire Library Special collections to include a wide range of materials and formats, both historical and contemporary, relating to the local area and are reflective of the various communities within it.
  • Contribute to the planning, development and implementation of library policy and strategic direction across the region.
  • Management of library collections which meet the information, education, recreation and cultural needs of the community, and support the development of lifelong learning.
  • Ensure all employees and volunteers work as a cohesive, supportive and high functioning team. This includes providing ongoing supervision, support, staff development and training, and working through regular performance development reviews and behaviour, performance or conduct concerns.
  • Assist the Community and Cultural Services Coordinator with grant applications and other funding activities designed to promote and support the library service.
  • Ensure that assigned budgets are financially managed so that allocated projects are delivered within budget and any exceptions are reported to the Coordinator.
  • Maintain accountability and appropriate use of information systems and maintain vigilance to comply with record keeping requirements.

Basis for selection

We are seeking applicants who, within the context of the role responsibilities detailed above, possess the following key attributes:

  • Demonstrated current or previous experience in library operations, preferably from a regional perspective in public libraries or similar customer experience environment.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement and maintain Library Management Systems, online platforms, equipment, and technology relevant to delivery of innovative public library services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience and understanding of developing, coaching and positively influencing the knowledge and skills of a small team.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven ability to manage budgets and monitor income and expenditure.
  • Highly developed communication, consultative, interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to liaise with staff, government agencies and the public with tact and understanding.
  • Highly developed and effective organisational and time management skills
  • High level proficiency, skills, experience and aptitude in word processing, document review and formatting of correspondence, policies and procedures, use of databases, electronic document management systems, intermediate spreadsheet skills and presentation design.

Other requirements

The following other requirements are applicable to this role:

  • Mandatory requirement to have a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) or the ability to obtain prior to commencement.
  • The possession of vocational, tertiary or postgraduate qualifications in a Library and Information Sciences related discipline will be highly regarded.
  • Eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association or willingness to attain will be desirable.
  • The incumbent may be required to travel on official business and the possession of a C class driver’s license may be required.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a pre-employment functional capacity examination due to the physical lifting requirements of the position.

How to Apply

To submit your application, click 'Apply for Job' and follow the required steps: 

  1. Your current resume including a comprehensive employment history with functions or roles performed, dates of employment, major achievements or awards, and tertiary or other qualifications. All attachments for online or email applications must be in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
  2. A statement outlining your suitability for this position, which should include examples to demonstrate your suitability for the role in response to what you will need to succeed section. 

Please provide the name and contact details of at least two referees (at least one referee must have thorough knowledge of your conduct and performance within the previous two years). 

Important Information 

Pre-employment screening checks are undertaken as part of selection, which are inclusive of social media collateral checks, Criminal History Checks, Pre-Employment Medicals, Functional Capacity Examinations, and Drug and Alcohol testing for specific roles.
To find out more about this vacancy contact Renee Poppi on 0439 435 071 or

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and disadvantaged job seekers are encouraged to apply. Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. 

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Library Officer - Rockdale Library

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Karen Thurner, Coordinator Libraries on (02) 9562 1711 or at 
Contact Number
T: (02) 9562 1711 or E: 
Bayside Council, NSW


Library Officer - Rockdale Library

Deadline: 11:59PM Tuesday, 21 November 2023

  • Permanent Part Time (7 hours Monday to Wednesday, 7 hours Saturday and 4 hours Sunday) position
  • Lead a passionate team of Library Team Members at our Rockdale Library
  • Join a diverse and family-friendly work environment 
  • Connect people to information, resources, material and knowledge 

Our Team

At Bayside Council, we are committed to a positive, flexible and supportive workplace culture, where our people and customers feel respected and valued. We are proud to serve our community through operating with transparency, integrity and in the best interests of the Bayside community to deliver exceptional service.

The City Life directorate delivers personalised and public services to enhance community life, including family, aged, leisure and cultural services.


About the Role

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Library Officer to lead a team of Library Team Members at our Rockdale Library. If you are looking for the next step in your career and to contribute to the success of our library and community, this is the job for you!

This role is responsible for all duties on the customer service desk and delivery of library programs. 

You can also expect to:

  • Work on rostered desk shifts to deliver library services.
  • Undertake library and resource management to ensure smooth daily operations. 
  • Deliver library programs, including early literacy programs, school holiday activities, Home Library Service, adult programs, and technology training to meet community needs and expectations. 
  • Create and maintain welcoming spaces for customers. 
  • Promote library collections through Readers Advisory, display, and programs and events. 
  • Provide accurate and timely information services to the public and other stakeholders to increase awareness and availability of services. 
  • Monitor customer behaviour and usage patterns and contribute ideas, observations, and insights to assist with continuous improvement and development of innovative and relevant library services and programs. 
  • Provide guidance and support to other library staff, including direct reports, across the library network. 

About You

We are looking for a someone who has:

  • TAFE Diploma (AQF) in Library & Information Services or equivalent experience. 
  • Minimum 3 years (part time or full time) experience in working in a library environment. 
  • A current Working with Children Check Number. 
  • Current Driver’s Licence Class C and/or willingness to travel between Bayside Library locations. 

Our Benefits and Culture

As an organisation, we pride ourselves in offering a flexible working environment centred on delivering great outcomes for our customers, whether internal or external. Bayside Council has a strong culture of collaboration and delivering exciting new initiatives for our community.

On top of the competitive salary, our people enjoy;

  • 3 extra days off during Christmas each year
  • 15 days sick leave each year
  • 2 days health and wellbeing leave
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Additional parental leave entitlements for both parents

Apply Now

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (max 3 pages) and a covering letter (max 2 pages), outlining how your skills and experience meet the focus competencies, key accountabilities and challenges of the role outlined in the position description

Applications must be submitted via email at with the subject line F23/916 Library Officer – Rockdale Library 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Salary range: Part Time: $67,380.99 to $75,466.73 per annum, plus 11% superannuation  

Enquiries: Karen Thurner, Coordinator Libraries on (02) 9562 1711 or at 

Applicants may be required to satisfactorily undertake a Criminal History Check, Medical and/or Working with Children Check in accordance with the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment.


Closing Date
Contact Officer
Theo Stephens
Contact Number
(02) 8495 6466
Northern Beaches Council, NSW



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  • Date Posted: 2 Nov 2023
  • Applications Close: Sunday, 26 November 2023
  • Location: Northern Beaches Council
  • Division: Community & Belonging
  • Business Unit: Library Services
  • Title: Librarian, Permanent - Full-time Role, 35 hours per week
  • Salary Range: $80432.6 to $93476.28 per annum + super (subject to skills and experience)

Who we are:

Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council strives to deliver the highest quality services to our community. We are proud to be the winner of the Bluett Award 2022 and the 2022 Change Champion Award in the Enterprise Category.  Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation committed to promoting sustainable growth, leading the community, protecting our environment and creating a great future for the Northern Beaches.
Northern Beaches Council operates one of the largest and most well-used public library services in NSW. The library network has six physical branch libraries across the Northern Beaches – Manly, Warringah Mall (Brookvale), Dee Why, Forestville, Glen Street (Belrose) and Mona Vale. It offers outreach services in community locations and has an extensive range of digital services available online alongside a very busy calendar of events and programs for the entire community.

Reporting to the Team Leader, Collections, the role supports the management and delivery of the library’s physical and digital collections to meet the learning and leisure needs of the community. Key focus areas for the Collections Librarian include coordination of acquisitions, supporting evaluation of collection performance, readers’ advisory support and customer service duties.

Northern Beaches Council is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Council acknowledges that protecting the safety of children and young people is a whole of community responsibility and is everyone’s business.

Working with us:

Northern Beaches Council provides a comprehensive range of benefits focused on our employees’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing, recognition and career development.  In this role you’ll enjoy -

•    Professional development and training opportunities 
•    Employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits 
•    Values based culture and a teams oriented working environment

Our opportunity:

Northern Beaches Council is seeking a dynamic and innovative library professional to support the timely delivery of physical and digital collections that meet community needs and expectations. Reporting to the Team Leader, Collections, this role is accountable for supporting effective collection management and development and driving the promotion, awareness and management of collections across the service.
About you:

We’re looking for a dynamic and innovative professional to join the Northern Beaches Library Service.  You’ll bring contemporary knowledge and experience to a team passionate about making a difference to our community.

Additional Information:

  • Position Description
  • Applications close on: Sunday, 26 November 2023
  • Expected Interview Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2023
  • Questions? Please call: Theo Stephens on (02) 8495 6466

Library Team Member

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Kylie Vella, Team Leader Library Operations
Contact Number
(02) 8757 9505
Cumberland City Council, NSW



Library Team Member

Job No: CC220638

Location: Merrylands

Cumberland City Council is located within the fast-growing Central City District and is on the doorstep of two of Greater Sydney’s new cities, between the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Park (GPOP) area and the new Western Parkland City. The Central City District is benefiting from unprecedented city-scale infrastructure investments, making this an exciting time to join Cumberland.

Located 20km west of Sydney on Dharug country, with a population of 240,000 residents, Cumberland is the fourth most populous LGA in Greater Sydney. Cumberland boasts one of the most diverse communities in Australia, with people from many different backgrounds and cultures living alongside one another.

Our people are focused on driving community outcomes, programs and services to innovate, inspire and deliver change for the community we represent.

Cumberland City Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. Council has worked hard to fulfil its community’s vision for Cumberland as a place where anyone can feel welcomebelong and succeed.


The Libraries team operate eight (8) locations across the Cumberland LGA and assist customers and members of the public with locating materials, answering questions and providing guidance on research strategies.  

The team also hold a wide variety of events across these locations, ranging from educational and cultural programs to social and community-building activities.  

The Library Team Member is responsible for carrying out customer service duties efficiently and professionally, and to provide high quality customer service to both internal and external library customers. This role also has the opportunity to participate in the delivery of programs and activities including children's story time, adult classes and events. You will assist customers to access library resources, basic troubleshooting for technology systems and resolving queries.

The successful applicant will require:

  • Experience in a library or similar customer service environment
  • Well developed literacy, numeracy and oral communication Skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team 
  • Experience in using computers and the internet in a professional environment
  • Working With Children Check number.

Download the position description here for more information. 

Position information: Council has 1 x permanent, and 1 x part-time positions available which may be required to work across any of Council’s work locations including other libraries. 

  • Permanent, full-time position - working 70 hours a fortnight on a rotating roster between Monday to Sunday, 8:00am to 8:00pm, with access to Council's 9 day fortnight Rostered Day Off (RDO) arrangement (where applicable). This position is predominately based at Auburn Library.
  • Permanent, part-time position - working 35 hours a fortnight, predominately based at Wentworthville Library, on the following roster:
    • Saturday: 9:00am - 4:05 pm
    • Sunday : 1:50pm - 5:05 pm
    • Monday: 4:00pm - 8:05 pm
    • Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:05 pm

Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit their WWCC number with their application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.

Salary information: The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award.

  • Grade 6 of the Cumberland Salary Structure with a salary rate of $32.53 to $37.42 per hour, plus 11% superannuation.
  • The commencing salary will be negotiated, taking into consideration the successful applicant's qualifications, skills and experience related to the role.


  • We promote work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements including an additional three (3) days' leave for front-facing roles that are unable to access working from home arrangements
  • Training and professional development opportunities available to develop skills and grow your career
  • Leave entitlements including annual leave, personal leave, parental leave and access to Long Service Leave after five (5) years (where applicable)
  • Three (3) additional grant days of paid leave over Christmas (where applicable)
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs to support our staff by providing access to online professional learning, paid leave to undertake annual skin checks, COVID-19 vaccinations and to donate blood
  • Subsidies to assist with the cost of wellness and fitness activities
  • Free access to Council owned swimming pools
  • Access to Council's Fitness Passport Program and Employee  Assistance Program (EAP).


Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks required for the position. This may include criminal record checks, qualification and licence checks, and proof of the right to work in Australia (please refer to the position description for the specific qualifications and requirements for this role). Copies of sighted documents will be kept by Council for its records as proof of verification.

Council's COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure has been designed and adopted to protect the health and safety of our people, our customers and the community. It is a condition of employment that all applicants produce evidence of their vaccination status as part of the employment screening process.

EnquiriesTelephone Kylie Vella, Team Leader Library Operations on (02) 8757 9505 for further information.

Closing date: 11:59 pm, on Monday 20 November 2023


To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire HERE.  You'll be asked to attach your resume and any relevant qualifications (if required) to complete your application. Make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply as your application cannot be submitted until completed. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

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Flexible Library Information and Programs Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Library Coordinators: Clare Noonan or Lachlan Turnbull
Contact Number
(03) 8734 8999
Wyndham City Council, VIC


Flexible Library Information and Programs Officer


  • Contribute to the delivery of our high-quality library programs in these exciting new positions
  • Permanent Part Time positions (22-24 hours per week), Wyndham based
  • Band 4L Salary from $73,202.48 (pro-rata) plus super

We are Wyndham, one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse cities.

Our people are hard at work designing the precincts, building the infrastructure, developing the policies and delivering the programs that will ensure the City is prepared to welcome over 200,000 new residents by 2040.

Our growing Library network is made up of 5 locations across Wyndham. We host 1 million annual visitors, run more than 3,000 community programs and loan upwards of 1.5 million items annually. Our team is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our community. Providing resources, programs and technology access, we support our community to grow and thrive.

Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more.

A bit about the role

Flexible Library Information & Programs Officers will be responsible for providing highly mobile frontline support across libraries and other locations throughout Wyndham, particularly for the Pop Up Library Van and the Williams Landing Library Lounge. Every day will be different, from delivering high-quality early years programs and supporting adult learners at programs and events, to providing excellent customer service across our library network and supporting library visitors in the successful use of technology. 

In this newly created role, you will be agile and flexible in your approach as you engage with our community and assist with program delivery across our 5 Library sites; no two days will be the same. To supplement your experience in program delivery, training will be provided to ensure you are across our exciting library programs and offerings amongst all age-groups.

To be successful in this role you will deliver positive and meaningful library experiences to the community, engaging with our diverse customer base and utilise your sound judgement and decision-making skills to support excellent customer service outcomes in the context of the library service.

We are seeking 3 part time Flexible Library Information & Programs Officers join the team in the following positions, though you may be required to work Saturday mornings or evenings as required:

  • Part Time Position - 24 hours per week
    Monday 9.00am-6.00pm
    Tuesday 9.00am-6.00pm
    Wednesday 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Part Time Position - 24 hours per week
    Monday 9.00am-6.00pm
    Wednesday 9.00am-6.00pm
    Thursday 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Part Time Position - 22 hours per week
    Tuesday 9.00am-5.00pm
    Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
    Friday 9.00am-6.00pm

What you’ll deliver

  • Top-quality library program delivery across locations and all audiences
  • Excellent customer experiences for library attendees
  • A positive contribution to the successful operation of Wyndham City Libraries

What you’ll bring

  • Valid Victorian driver's licence (essential), and willingness to drive the Pop-Up Library Van. Training in driving the van is provided.
  • Diploma of library and information services or equivalent qualification, or considerable equivalent experience in a relevant field.
  • Exceptional skills in time management
  • Experience in program delivery or a willingness to undertake training in program delivery.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to liaise with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • A flexible, proactive, and positive attitude to working across library and other locations, including travel at short notice.
  • A current employee Working with Children Check.

Be part of something more

Take a look at our job opportunities and you may be surprised at what you discover: a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community. It all adds up to make Wyndham City a great place to belong. 

Our people are our most valued asset. We are focused on building a culture that empowers every person to do their best work. Flexibility is built right into our DNA and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace that celebrates a diverse workforce. Ask us how this role can be worked.

So, are you ready to shape new possibilities? 

What’s next?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume.

Applications must include responses to the following questions:

  1. Tell us why you would like to work in Wyndham’s public libraries.
  2. Wyndham City Libraries runs numerous programs. Please choose one of our programs and tell us why it is valuable to the community.

For a confidential discussion regarding questions that are not covered by this ad, please contact Library Coordinators Clare Noonan or Lachlan Turnbull on (03) 8734 8999.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM on Thursday 16 November 2023 | APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

We are a proud inclusive employer. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply for our job opportunities. Our commitment is to provide diverse, safe, and inclusive environments where everyone can grow and succeed.

Additional Information

Coordinator Programs and Engagement

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Yarra Plenty Regional Library, VIC


Coordinator Programs and Engagement

Permanent Part-time = 111 hours per 4 week roster
Specific Engagement
Band 5 ($42.8055-$49.7798 p.h.) + Super
Eltham Library

About the Role

Eltham Library to seeking a permanent part-time Coordinator Programs and Engagement.

As a valued part of the YPRL Team, you will actively promote and implement services and programs to ensure the important role of the library as a community hub and to positively contribute to the team environment. You will utilise your diverse creative skills to plan, coordinate and evaluate programs and other events with the community and utilising your technology skills and knowledge.

As the Coordinator, you will: 

  • Liaise with community groups, educational institutions, key stakeholders and the wider community.
  • Plan, coordinate and evaluate library programs and events in collaboration with branch staff.
  • Deliver programs in branch and at other library service points with a focus on outreach programming.
  • Awareness of current library programming trends including STEAM and Literacy.
  • Proficiency with technology and the ability to acquire new skills to keep up with emerging technologies and applications.
  • Contribute to marketing to support library events and programs.
  • Respond to a range of library operations that support customers in a self-serve environment based on high level of knowledge of library products and services, including circulation and collections management.
  • Plan and deliver a diverse range of training to the public and staff.
  • Contribute to the of the role of the library as a place for reading, learning and community.

The role will also, in collaboration with other library coordinators and community groups, design and deliver a range of innovative outreach services and activities to increase access to and awareness of library services across the region. 

Roster Details:

Mondays – 1.00pm – 9.15pm
Tuesdays – 8.45am – 5.30pm
Wednesdays – 8.45am – 5.30pm
Thursdays – 8.45am – 1.00pm

 About you

You are known for your warmth and creativity, plus the ability to innovate and problem solve.  With a great ability in developing, implementing and coordinating programs and events and be able to utilise the your technology skills.  As the Coordinator Programs & Engagement you will build strong partnerships with community groups and work collaboratively with branch staff and all YPRL Coordinators.

You have the ability to gain co-operation and assistance from members of the public and other employees in providing library services, programs, events and activities guaranteeing an excellent customer service experience.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, candidates should prepare a statement addressing the key selection criteria and include relevant examples of their work which is outlined in the Position Description and submit it along with a cover letter and resume via Seek

Application closing on Sunday 19 November 2023.

Interviews will be given to all eligible employees who fully meet and address the key selection criteria.  Please note that if you do not satisfactorily meet the key selection criteria you may be excluded from interview.  Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

Officer Reading, Learning & Community

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Yarra Plenty Regional Library, VIC


Officer Reading, Learning & Community

Temporary Part Time (Secondment Replacement) to October 2024
80.00 hrs per 4 week period
Band 3 ($35.0484-$38.2709) + Super
Whittlesea Library

About the Role

Whittlesea Library is currently seeking a temporary part time Officer RLC to deliver story time sessions to young patrons while actively contributing to Whittlesea’s positive team environment and to the Library’s role as a place for reading, learning and meeting.

Our Library Officers provide a high standard of service to Yarra Plenty Regional Library customers and to the wider community.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a courteous and effective communication style, with the ability to interact with both children and their parents.  The successful incumbent will provide a high level of customer focus and will actively encourage enthusiasm for reading in children.  If you have knowledge and/or experience in assisting with or delivering programs or activities, we want to hear from you.

Applications closing on Monday 20 November 2023.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please read the Position Description, and address the key selection criteria by providing relevant examples of your work, provide a cover letter and your resume and apply via our Seek advertisement.

Interviews will be given to all eligible employees who fully meet and address the key selection criteria.  Please note that if you do not satisfactorily meet the key selection criteria you may be excluded from interview. 

Manager Collections and Library Systems

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Yarra Plenty Regional Library, VIC


Manager Collections and Library Systems

Technology & Assets Department
Library Support Services - South Morang
Band 7 – ($104,933-$117,408 p.a.) + Super
Temporary Full Time (Parental Leave)
38 hours per week (Standard Engagement)

About the Role

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Collections and Library Systems Manager to manage our Library Collections team and services including online electronic resources.  The role will have accountability on how we maximise the use of Library Management systems for productivity and efficiency gains including rollout out of new functionality across the business.  You will manage the provision of collections, digital resources and the supply contracts for YPRL to ensure our continued position as a leading provider of library services.

You will regularly liaise with suppliers and other internal and external stakeholders and will draw on your experience and knowledge to develop innovative community focused collection services and programs to encourage a love of reading and promote local history.

You will also contribute to the development of strategy, policy and reporting and manage the selection and acquisition of library materials to ensure continuous improvement and library business development within YPRL and the Technology and Assets Department.

About You

You have a genuine passion for library services and understand their role within communities. Your broad knowledge of collections management and demonstrated experience providing advice on collections development and innovation is complimented by tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and eligibility for associate membership of ALIA. 

Your experience in Library management system functionality deployment and managing projects will be highly regarded.

You have demonstrated skills in the development, implementation and review of collections and technology policies and practices. You also have well developed interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to lead and motivate teams and have a commitment to future and emerging technologies to improve and enhance library services.

Your leadership skills will foster and promote a customer focused team to lead and motivate to meet the high standards and organisational objectives.

How to apply:

Before applying for the position applicants should read the Position Description and address the key selection criteria.  Please submit your application and statement addressing ALL key selection criteria, along with a cover letter and a copy of your current resume via Seek. 

Applications closing on Monday 20 November 2023.

 Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

Senior Customer Service and Events Officer

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Yarra Plenty Regional Library, VIC


Senior Customer Service and Events Officer

Specific Engagement
Permanent Part-time (85 hours per 4-week roster)
Band 4 ($37.7709 - $40.7300 per hour) + Super
Eltham and Ivanhoe Library

About the Role:

Eltham and Ivanhoe Library is seeking a part-time Senior Customer Service and Events Officer with a focus on Reading, Learning, and Community to provide excellent customer service and high-quality library and information services that are responsive to the changing needs of the customers.

About the Ideal Candidate:

The ideal applicant for this role will actively support the operations of a dynamic library branch by assisting with event marketing and program delivery. They will work to engage the community with the library's collection through visual merchandising. Adaptability, flexibility, and a strong desire to contribute to a positive team culture are essential qualities we are looking for. The candidate may be required to work across various library branches to support their marketing needs.


  1. Respond to various customer information and reference needs using branch collections, products, and services.
  2. Provide Readers Advisory services, demonstrating a good understanding of the process and showcasing high-level reading knowledge.
  3. Perform library operations to support customers in a self-serve environment, utilising extensive knowledge of library products and services. This includes circulation and collection maintenance duties.
  4. Maintain a strong customer focus by addressing customer needs, assisting with programs, collection maintenance, functions, and displays (including coordination of book groups) and participating in Public Participation services to promote library membership and usage.
  5. Ensure adherence to YPRL Brand and Style Guide for branch marketing and outreach collateral.
  6. Support events, including setup and delivery of events, and logistical support for larger events both in-branch and outreach. Understand YPRL's programming framework and goals.
  7. Actively participate in planning and staff meetings.
  8. Attend relevant forums and training to stay updated with industry trends.
  9. Contribute to the role of the library as a place for reading, learning, and community.
  10. Market the library services offered to the local community.


This position will report to the Team Leader Operations at Eltham Library.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, you must review the position description.  Candidates should prepare a statement addressing the key selection criteria and include relevant examples of their work and include a cover letter and resume and apply via Seek.

Closing: Wednesday 15 November 2023.

Selection Process:

Eligible applicants who meet the key selection criteria will be invited to interviews. Not meeting the key selection criteria may result in exclusion from the interview process.

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