Library Serials Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Salina Khao
Contact Number
(02) 8757 9476
Cumberland City Council, NSW



Library Serials Officer

Job No: CC220446 | 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 Library Services team provides a range of Library services and programs for the community across the Cumberland City Council Library Service.

Reporting to the Team Leader Library Systems and Tech Services, the Library Serials Officer is responsible for the management and purchasing of print and electronic serial publications.

The successful applicant will require:

  • Diploma in Library and Information Services and/or equivalent experience and eligible for Library Technician membership of ALIA
  • High level of interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, and to work autonomously whilst managing competing priorities and deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues and trends in the public Library environment.
  • Proven organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Valid Working with Children Check number

Download the position description here for more information. 

Position information: This is a permanent, full-time position, working a 70 hour fortnight, with access to Council's 9 day fortnight Rostered Day Off (RDO) arrangement. Working hours are on a rostered shift basis Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 8:00pm.

This role is will be rostered to work at  Auburn Library, however you may be required to work across any branch of the Cumberland City Council Library Service. 

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 8 of the Cumberland Salary Structure with a salary range of $1,235.73 to $1,421.09 per week, plus 10.5% 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
  • Training and professional development opportunities available to develop skills and grow your career
  • Leave entitlements including annual leave, 15 days personal leave per year, 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 Salina Khao on (02) 8757 9476 for further information.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 31 January 2023 | Apply Now!