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Melton Libraries

Position Title: Team Leader Engagement & Digital Services

Permanent / Full Time Salary Range $84067.00 – $94546.50 pa + 9.5% Super (+ Monthly RDO)

Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 12 March 2021

About the Role

This position drives the delivery of digital library services and access to technology to enhance customer experience and online library services.

As a key member of the library leadership team, the successful applicant will drive the delivery of digital library services and access to technology to enhance customer experience and provide an integrated and seamless approach to delivery of online library services, as well as increase use, awareness and activation of libraries through effective marketing of library services and programs and engagement with the community.

The successful candidate will have experience in leading and motivating staff in an environment of innovation and continuous improvement.  As a passionate library leader, the ideal candidate will have a firm understanding of community engagement principles and proven ability to implement and maintain online library platforms, equipment and technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and renewal of technology across the library service, including the Library Management System, public access technology and devices, self-service and audio-visual equipment, and creative or emerging technologies.
  • Develop innovative digital services and online library platforms, including the public library catalogue interface, applications, webpages and online presence to ensure a seamless and intuitive customer experience that improves access to library services and resources.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the Engagement and Digital Services team to ensure an innovative and effective approach to promotion, marketing and online services.
  • Plan for and oversee the design and implementation of marketing campaigns, print and online collateral, and social media to increase awareness, use and membership of library services and engagement with the arts.
  • Lead the delivery of local and family history services, including digitisation and online access to local history material and managing the partnership with local and family history groups.
  • Participate in rostered library customer service shifts as required, ensuring customers have a positive experience characterised by active engagement.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification acceptable for professional membership (librarian) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) together with experience in leading library teams, or relevant tertiary qualification in information technology or marketing field together with relevant experience leading library teams.
  • Proven ability to lead, coach and develop staff in an environment of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated understanding of community engagement principles and the ability to develop effective marketing and engagement initiatives within a public library context.
  • Proficiency in the implementation and maintenance of Library Management Systems, online platforms, equipment and technology relevant to the delivery of innovative public library services.
  • Proven ability to lead the design, delivery and development of digital and creative technology programs and services, and local and family history services.
  • Well-developed organisation and time management skills to plan and manage programs and projects within budget.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills together with the ability to develop rapport and engage with a range of stakeholders, organisations and the community.
  • Current valid Victorian Driver’s licence.
  • Current working with children’s check.

For further information,  please contact Emma White, Coordinator Library & Arts Activation emmawh@melton.vic.gov.au OR (03) 97475919

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

To view position description and apply visit: https://meltoncity.applynow.net.au/

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

 At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Further Information

About Melton City Council

 The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

 Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant Melton. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture

Benefits

There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit https://meltoncity.recruitmenthub.com.au/Staff-Benefits/

Mornington Peninsula Library Service

Position Title: Libraries Operations Team Leader

Fulltime, Band 7 $96,233.64 (Excl Super)

Closing date: 4 March 2021, 06:00 pm

About the Role

The Libraries Operations Team Leader is accountable for the operational management of the Mornington Peninsula Library Service in anticipating and meeting the information, recreational/leisure, cultural and lifelong learning needs of the Mornington Peninsula community. The role will work in close collaboration with the Manager Libraries, Arts and Culture, MPS Buildings and Property Divisions, external vendors and Library staff (particularly Library Service Coordinators), to ensure that all Library buildings, facilities and equipment meet Council and Library guidelines and requirements.  The role will also work towards upgrading infrastructure, processes and polices in conjunction with five direct reports and the broader Libraries team.

Job tasks & responsibilities
  • Provide clear and inspiring leadership and coordinate the development, delivery and evaluation of the Library service.
  • Provide project support services for the Library’s ongoing refurbishment, review and improvement program, including developing and collating documents and reports, monitoring and reporting on project progress against milestones and identifying project issues.
  • Oversee the Library facilities, and actively make recommendations on Library space planning, Library furniture, equipment, shelving and security, evaluating these against changing student needs and emerging trends in public libraries.
  • Build and sustain effective working relationships with a network of internal and external contacts to facilitate excellent communication and the delivery of effective project management services.
  • Ensure a healthy and safe workplace for staff and students by advocating and adhering to OHS policy, legislation and best practice, including regular safety inspections and risk assessments, mentoring and providing support to the Library Emergency Wardens, modelling the use of OHS online platforms and reviewing work procedures and incidents.
Skills, experience and other requirements
  • Tertiary qualification(s) and/or substantial experience in Libraries.
  • Proven experience in managing Library facilities including continuous improvement practices.
  • Demonstrated highly developed financial skills and proven ability to deliver complex and large-scale creative projects on time, within scope and on budget.
  • A highly developed understanding of general occupational health and safety principles and public safety principles.
  • Well-developed planning, organisational, reporting and documenting skills.
  • An Employee Working with Children Check
  • Preparedness to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check
  • A valid Driver’s Licence

For further information,  please contact Karina Lamb, Manager Libraries, Arts & Culture 0434 933 545

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

To apply for this position visit the Mornington Peninsula Shire Careers.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to creating a diverse and safe environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and Child Safe employer. We welcome applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; have a disability; and/or a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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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