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Victorian public libraries employ a diverse range of people who bring a wealth of experience in information and knowledge management, community development and engagement, information technology, social sciences, and creative arts. We seek exceptional leaders, talented technicians, and innovative thinkers to develop and deliver quality experiences that make a difference.

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To list a library job complete the Vacant Position Advertisement Form and email it to Jacinta Cloney, Lead Shared Services – jacinta.cloney@plv.org.au

Library jobs

Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Position Title: Library Officer, GRLC

Fixed-term, 12 month contract, full-time, 70 hours per fortnight. Band 3, $55,029 – 60,986 plus superannuation

Closing date: 23rd May 2021

About the Role

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to join an industry leader in a thriving regional community. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to undertake the role of  Library Officer with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation.

You will have a deep understanding of the role of public libraries and be responsible for the delivery of frontline customer focused service to a diverse community.

To be successful for the role, you possess:

 A demonstrated understanding of the role of the modern customer focused public library.

  • Demonstrated skills and ability to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse community.
  • An ability to recommend suitable collection choices and instruct in the use of library technologies.
  • The ability to assist in the delivery of activities for all community members.
  • Tertiary qualification which confers eligibility for Membership of Australian Library & Information Association or a relevant tertiary qualification is required.
  • An interest in early literacy programs would be advantageous as the successful applicant will be expected to present weekly Story Time and Baby Time sessions.

In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:

  • As a learning organisation, we are committed to personal and professional growth and provide ample professional development opportunities
  • Every single role at GRLC contributes to meet the needs of our community, your role makes a difference for our members
  • As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program and annual free vaccination reimbursement.

For further information, please contact Shane Brown, People Coordinator People and Business Operations, 03 4201
0511

Download the full position description here.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au where a Position Description will be available and the application process is detailed.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Position Title: Branch Librarian, Apollo Bay

Permanent, part-time 33 hours per fortnight Band 5, $68,774 – $79,087 plus superannuation pro-rata

Closing date: 23rd May 2021

About the Role

As a key member of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation Team, you will provide exemplary library services at our Apollo Bay Library. A deep understanding of the role of public libraries, experience in engaging and leading customer centred teams successfully, the capacity to build relationships with diverse community members and a relevant tertiary qualification are necessary in order for you to meet expectations in the role.

To be successful for the role, you possess:

 Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and role of modern customer focused public libraries

  • Demonstrated skills and ability to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse community
  • High level interpersonal skills to build strong relationships and positive partnerships.

In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:

  • As a learning organisation, we are committed to personal and professional growth and provide ample professional development opportunities
  • Every single role at GRLC contributes to meet the needs of our community, your role makes a difference for our members
  • As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program and annual free vaccination reimbursement.

For further information, please contact Shane Brown, People Coordinator People and Business Operations, 03 4201
0511

Download the full position description here.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au where a Position Description will be available and the application process is detailed.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Bayside Library Service

Position Title: Library Customer Service Officer – Information

Temporary (12 months), Full-Time, Band 4 $65,674 per annum + 9.5% super

Closing Date: 16 May 2021

About the Role

As the Library Customer Service Officer – Information, you are energetic, flexible and pro-active in developing and delivering programs for children and young adults.   You are the welcoming face of the Libraries, providing exceptional customer service to members of the community. You actively promote the services of the Libraries and encourage participation in events and programs.

You are passionate about developing community partnerships, enjoy telling stories, planning programs, and promoting the library and literacy to children, young adults, and their families.  You have strong information and communication skills that are suited to working in a busy public library.

You will assist library users to use self-service technology, public access equipment and personal devices on the Library network (WIFI), and troubleshoot issues as needed to enhance the delivery of library services.

For further information, please contact Mr. Trevor MacKay tmackay@bayside.vic.gov.au 03 9261 7812

Download the full position description here.

How to Apply

Visit https://hcm616.peoplestreme.net/baysidecitycouncil/erec_external.asp

 

Greater Dandenong Libraries

Position Title: Library Service Officer (Programs and Support)

Permanent Part Time (28 hours per week, Monday – Thursday)  Band 4 (pro rata plus super)

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 14th May 2021

About the Role

The permanent part time Library Service Officer (Programs and Support) works within the Community Arts, Culture and Library Services Department, and at both Library sites, Springvale and Dandenong.

The primary objectives of the position are to:

  • Support and assist the community to access and use Library services and resources.
  • Contribute to the delivery of excellent service delivery through Greater Dandenong’s Library Service.
  • Deliver high quality Library Programs that support learning, literacy and social inclusion.

The successful applicant will have experience in engaging service delivery, an understanding of positive customer service principles, adult learning principles and experience working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for learning in a fast-paced environment and be motivated to support the delivery of a variety of library programs to engage with the community. An understanding and demonstrated experience of current technologies and willingness to embrace and explore emerging technologies relevant to libraries is essential.

Regular evening and weekend shifts are compulsory.

As we are a Libraries Up Late Library we are open until 10pm on Thursdays.

For further information, please contact Ros Tiberi, Team Leader Library Customer Experience, via email: ros.tiberi@cgd.vic.gov.au, or phone: 8571 1416

Download the full position description here.

How to apply

Visit the City of Greater Dandenong website: https://jobs.greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/search-positions/

Kingston Libraries

Position Title: Reader Development – Children & Youth Services Librarian

Permanent, Full time – 35 hours per week, Band 5 $71,700.98 – 82,800.15 plus super

Closing Date: Thursday 13 May 2021

About the Role

We are seeking a Reader Development – Children and Youth Librarian to join the Cheltenham Team. Reporting to the Cheltenham Branch Coordinator and the Children & Youth Services Coordinator, your role is to:

  • Assist with the requests for the youth collection, support and implement children and youth programs at Cheltenham, Highett and Moorabbin libraries.
  • Foster relationships throughout the community, providing an outreach service to local schools, kindergartens and maternal child health centres to create a love of reading in the community.
  • Deliver innovative and customer focused service consistent with Kingston Libraries vision, values and objectives.

About You

You will have:

  • A strong commitment to upholding Kingston Libraries Values and supporting behaviours
  • Proven experience providing positive leadership in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering programs to 0 to 18 years
  • Knowledge of children’s literature, language and literacy development with experience managing library collections
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What we can offer

This is a full-time position at a Band 5 level (35 hours per week). It includes one late shift a fortnight, one Saturday shift in three weeks and one Sunday shift in six weeks.

As an employee of the City of Kingston you will be part of an inclusive culture and have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance including flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership, social club events, paid parental leave, salary packaging, study/development assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) and discounted health insurance.  Full time employees also have access to a planned day off every four weeks.

For further information, please contact Shelley Gasperino library@kingston.vic.gov.au phone 1300 135 668

Download the full position description here.

How to apply

If you have the skills, abilities and attitude to take on this position please apply at https://kingstoncareers.mercury.com.au/Default.aspx. If you require further information after reviewing the position description available to download below, please contact Shelley Gasperino, Children & Youth Services Coordinator, on 1300 135 668.

Kingston values diversity and is committed to creating a workplace where all employees can be their true self every day. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.

Further Information

Kingston Council’s collective focus is on delivering exceptional service that achieves our vision and meets community expectations.

A diverse, dynamic community where we all share a sustainable, safe, attractive environment and a thriving economy. The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne’s CBD. We employ over 1,450 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children’s services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management.

As part of the Kingston Library team you will provide leadership support, ensure that Kingston Libraries provide high level customer service and build capacity in our communities inside the library, online and outside the four walls.

Port Phillip Library Service

Position Title: Children & Youth Services Team Leader

Temporary 12-month parental leave backfill position, to May 9, 2022. Part-time, 23hrs p.w. 5A, $70,608 – $82,058 pro rata plus 9.5% Super

Closing Date: Midnight, Wednesday May 12, 2022

About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a library team leader to provide team leadership, support new initiatives and contribute to quality service and program delivery for families, children and young people across the City of Port Phillip. The role will also provide excellent customer and information services as part of a dynamic frontline team, across the five branches of the Port Phillip Library Service. This is a twelve-month temporary position based on backfilling parental leave.

For further information, please contact Stephanie Tighe, Library Branch Team Leader, via email: Stephanie.Tighe@portphillip.vic.gov.au , or phone: 9209 6645

Download the full position description here.

How to apply

Visit the City of Port Phillip website: https://recruitment.portphillip.vic.gov.au/vacancies/2914158549262999~1/edit

Moonee Valley Libraries

Position Title: Library Branch Team Leader

Permanent Full-Time Position Band 6: $88,928.45 – $98,762.95 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation. Salary commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: 11:45pm, Sunday 9 May 2021

About the Role

We are looking for a Team Leader who will be based primarily in our flagship branch, Sam Merrifield Library (Moonee Ponds). This role will oversee and manage the operations of that branch, as well as providing leadership in the Outreach portfolio for the library service.

You will contribute to the provision of a high-quality library service to the community, with a focus on managing the daily operations of the Sam Merrifield Library in Moonee Ponds. Working as part of Council’s Library and Learning leadership team, you will contribute to the planning, development and implementation of library policy and strategic direction across the municipality, with a particular focus on library outreach services.

Responsibilities
  • Uphold and communicate public library values such as the free flow of information and ideas, inclusion and equity and the provision of lifelong learning;
  • Participate in the provision of the Library and Learning service as a member of the leadership team by providing input into policy and planning;
  • Manage branch staff by providing advice, leadership and support, in addition to maintaining an annual review and staff development program;
  • Facilitate the running of outreach programs and events; and,
  • Ensure a high standard of customer service within branches.
Skills & Experience
  • Tertiary qualification acceptable for professional membership (Librarian) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA);
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in a leadership position in public libraries;
  • Ability to manage resources efficiently leading to the provision of excellent customer service;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects on time and to budget;
  • Expertise in the operation of library outreach activities;
  • Well-developed skills in the use of Information Technology, online resources, software, computer and mobile technologies applicable in a library environment; and,
  • Current Working With Children Check or willingness to obtain.

For further information, please contact Nicola Klein (03) 9243 1919

Download the full position description here.

How to apply

To apply, please visit https://mooneevalley.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=kwi4IfapecA=&jbc=ere

Further Information

About Moonee Valley City Council’s Libraries

Moonee Valley City Council provides library services at five locations across the municipality; Ascot Vale Library, Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, Flemington Library, Niddrie Library and Sam Merrifield Library (Moonee Ponds). Services include availability and loans of books and other materials, collection management, information provision, access to computers and the internet, online services and programs and events.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Position Title: Manager, Content & Access

Fixed-term 12 month contract, full-time, 76 hours per fortnight, Band 7, $92,138 – $102,340 plus superannuation pro-rata

Closing date: Sunday 9 May 2021

About the Role

An opportunity has emerged for an experienced and passionate Content & Access Manager to join the team at the GRLC. This role is recognised by internal and external stakeholders as a key authority on library services related to the strategic direction and operational delivery of Content & Access.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience in the delivery of Content and Access services including: acquisition, cataloguing, processing of library materials and the creation and maintenance of database records, preferably within a public library setting.

You will be responsible for but not limited to;

  • A holistic view of content at Geelong Regional Libraries – print, digital, born digital, digitised
  • Supervise and provide leadership and direction to the Information Services Librarians and Content & Access team.
  • The delivery and responsibility for implementation of reader development strategy
  • A collaborative, network-wide, community and customer-focussed approach to continuous development, enhancement and management of content and access
  • A strategic focus on the management and discoverability of content through contribution to the deployment, development and management of the LMS and discovery systems
  • A strategic focus on the accessibility of the collections for people with diverse abilities.
  • Evidence-based decision-making for development and management of content and for the direction of core systems for data management and discoverability
  • A strategic focus on the management of metadata, to ensure data integrity and discoverability, removing barriers to finding content easily
  • A forward thinking and innovative approach to new content creation, focused on the customer

In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:

  • As a learning organisation, we are committed to personal and professional growth and provide ample professional development opportunities
  • Every single role at GRLC contributes to meet the needs of our community, your role makes a difference for our members
  • As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program and annual free vaccination reimbursement.
How to apply

Applications should be made via our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au where a Position Description will be available and the application process is detailed.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

About Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Established in 1997, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is a consistently-recognised industry leader in Victoria. We take our mission of a thriving regional community to heart and are an exemplary library service that creates opportunities for our community to read, learn, work and connect with each other and the world.

Not only are we the custodians and distributors of accumulated knowledge and resources, lead the way in technology and innovation to ensure inclusive access where we can all be enriched and inspired.

We create safe spaces for all individuals and have a rich calendar of learning and cultural programs through our network which consists of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 16 community branches and two mobiles libraries across four local government areas.

We deliver on our important community responsibilities and are proud of our strong and established relationships based on respect, care and kindness.

The GRLC is a child safe and child friendly organisation committed to ensuring that all children who visit our libraries have the right to feel and be safe.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation values equal opportunity and strives to create an inclusive and welcoming work environment that represents the diverse community we service. Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

We encourage expressions of interest and applications from people with a lived experience of disability, or long term illness or injury and people of all abilities, cultures, age, sex and gender. We welcome applications from individuals who may be returning to the workforce after a period of absence.

If you require additional support to make an application, or would like to obtain  more information, or seek an adjustment to the selection process based on your specific needs,  please contact a member of the Corporate Services team on 03 4201 0600 to discuss at any time. We will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable request.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Position Title: Roster Administration Officer

Fixed-term 8 month maternity leave contract, full-time, 76 hours per fortnight Band 4, $61,790 – $66,717 plus superannuation pro-rata

Closing date: 9th May 2021

About the Role

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to join an industry leader in a thriving regional community. As the Roster Administration Officer you are responsible for the allocation of our Library Officer shifts at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, ensuring staff have all shifts filled within a reasonable time frame. You will be working closely with the Library Coordinator and Assistant Branch Librarian, ensuring great customer service. Rostering experience is desirable however training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Ideally you will have an understanding of the role of public libraries, experience in engaging and working with a customer focused team, the capacity to build relationships and a relevant tertiary qualification are necessary in order for you to meet expectations in the role.

Your duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing effective and efficient rostering and administrative services to support the provision of exemplary library services at the iconic Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
  • Review and ensure the timely and accurate provision of staff to support the daily branch roster
  • Act as the point of contact for GLHC library staff in relation to rostering and leave requirements
  • Support the GLHC Branch Librarian and Assistant Branch Librarian in the delivery of library services as required

In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:

  • As a learning organisation, we are committed to personal and professional growth and provide ample professional development opportunities
  • Every single role at GRLC contributes to meet the needs of our community, your role makes a difference for our members
  • As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program and annual free vaccination reimbursement.
How to apply

Applications should be made via our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au where a Position Description will be available and the application process is detailed.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Further Information

Established in 1997, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is a consistently-recognised industry leader in Victoria. We take our mission of a thriving regional community to heart and are an exemplary library service that creates opportunities for our community to read, learn, work and connect with each other and the world.

 Not only are we the custodians and distributors of accumulated knowledge and resources, lead the way in technology and innovation to ensure inclusive access where we can all be enriched and inspired.

 We create safe spaces for all individuals and have a rich calendar of learning and cultural programs through our network which consists of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 16 community branches and two mobiles libraries across four local government areas.

We deliver on our important community responsibilities and are proud of our strong and established relationships based on respect, care and kindness. The GRLC is a child safe and child friendly organisation committed to ensuring that all children who visit our libraries have the right to feel and be safe.

 Geelong Regional Library Corporation values equal opportunity and strives to create an inclusive and welcoming work environment that represents the diverse community we service. Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

 We encourage expressions of interest and applications from people with a lived experience of disability, or long term illness or injury and people of all abilities, cultures, age, sex and gender. We welcome applications from individuals who may be returning to the workforce after a period of absence.

 If you require additional support to make an application, or would like to obtain  more information, or seek an adjustment to the selection process based on your specific needs,  please contact a member of the Corporate Services team on 03 4201 0600 to discuss at any time. We will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable request.

 

ALIA  and PLA jobs listing

To view positions available on the ALIA website visit – www.alia.org.au/jobs

To view positions available on the PLA website visit – www.pla.org.au/Job_Vacancies

Interested in becoming an information professional?

If you are interested in current librarian, information specialist and library technician courses, accredited and undergoing accreditation by ALIA visit the ALIA website – www.alia.org.au/lis-careers/accredited-courses-and-qualifications

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