Information Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Robyn Smith
Contact Number
(03) 8571 5419 or 1300 630 920
Greater Dandenong City Council, VIC


Information Librarian

$78,231 - $90,312 pa (plus super)

Permanent Full Time

Location: Dandenong

Department: Community Strengthening

About Us

Located 35km to the southeast of Melbourne, Greater Dandenong City Council covers 129 square kilometres and has a population of over 169,000 people. The central activities district is Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre and includes large shopping complexes at Dandenong and Keysborough as well as the highly popular Dandenong Market.

Greater Dandenong City Council is the most culturally diverse locality in Australia, with residents from over 150 different birthplaces, nearly two-thirds of whom were born overseas. Key industries include manufacturing, health care and social assistance, retail trade, wholesale trade and transport.

We are a progressive organisation of exceptional character that offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment to approximately 900 employees. We recognise that our staff are vital to the delivery of excellent service to our community and the achievement of our long-term vision. We invest in the development of our people, and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest.

About the role

Due to a recent resignation in our Library team, we have an opportunity for a qualified Librarian to join our Information Librarians team in a permanent full-time capacity (35 hours per week).

The Information Librarian works within the Community Arts, Culture and Library Services Department at both Springvale and Dandenong Library sites.

The role’s key responsibilities include providing effective and efficient library and information services to all Library users and our diverse community. Additional responsibilities include supervising front of house Library Services team to provide a responsive and flexible service, support and deliver high-quality library programs to promote learning, literacy, reading and social inclusion, and support collection maintenance and development activities.

Regular evening and weekend shifts are compulsory.

About you

The successful applicant will have demonstrated knowledge of information service provision to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, experience in staff supervision in a library environment, experience in conducting staff and/or public training programs, be a committed, considerate, and pro-active team member, and have a passion for supporting and engaging with the community. Excellent IT skills are also an advantage.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

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The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

You may be required to undertake work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

Benefits of working with us

Council believes in providing an environment where staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals. Our workplace has an inclusive and diverse culture which encourages innovation and supports your work and life balance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career within our expanding and diverse organisation.

For more information about our benefits, please visit our careers page: Working with Us

Council will consider flexible working arrangements for all positions. We embrace our diverse community and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Council is commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and promoting cultural safety and wellbeing for children with zero tolerance for child abuse and harm.

Further Information: Robyn Smith, (03) 8571 5419, 1300 630 920

Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday, 1st November 2023

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