Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service


Manager Collections and Library Services

South Morang

Permanent Part Time

32 hours per week.

Band 7 $104,933-$117,408 p.a. prorata

Closing Date: 12/10/2022 11:59 pm


About the Role

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 in communities. Your broad knowledge of collections management and demonstrated experience providing advice on collections development and innovation is complemented 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 cover letter, current resume and a statement addressing ALL key selection criteria via Seek. Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

For further information contact: Sajeeva Tennekoon jobs@yprl.vic.gov.au 9088 3460

*Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory National Police Record Check and Employment Working with Children Check.

YPRL is committed to providing a wide range of services to the community by recruiting and selecting the right people with the right skills based on merit. Having highly skilled and motivated employees who embrace YPRL’s values will positively contribute to our vision and our community.

YPRL is a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all.

As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce, YPRL will continue to employ people from a wide range of backgrounds including, people with disability, Indigenous Australians, young people, mature aged workers, people who identify as intersex, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer or heterosexual, people from culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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