Req ID:  431412
Personnel Area: Lifestyle and Community Services
Branch: Library Services
Salary Range:  AUD $68,073 to $73,413 plus superannuation
Work type:  Permanent Full time
Location:  Garden City and Inala

Brisbane City Council's public libraries are the hubs of our community. They exist to strengthen local communities through services and activities, centred around information, learning, recreation and culture. In partnership with the community, our library staff deliver a range of learning programs which foster a love of reading, culture and ideas. We contribute to Council's 2031 Vision for a Learning and Informed Community.

We currently have two positions available at our Garden City and Inala Libraries for experienced and customer focussed Librarians to join our team. Garden City Library is a 2000 square metre modern community hub, recently transformed into a world class facility catering to local multicultural community groups. Residents utilise meeting rooms, a learning Lab for IT programs and enjoy a dedicated lounge for Languages Other Than English collections in eight languages. Inala Library is a medium sized facility also catering to a vibrant multicultural community and has Vietnamese and Spanish collections available on offer.

To meet customer requirements, you will need to be available for work on Saturdays from 8:30am to 4:00pm, weekday evenings to 8:00pm and regularly on Sundays from 9:00am – 4:00pm.  Both these positions are full-time roles.

As a Librarian, you will play a vital role in ensuring high standards of library services are initiated and delivered. Your experience in face to face customer focused services will create a positive experience for our library customers.

You will have excellent knowledge of collections, both ‘e’ and print, that enables you to recommend good reading for customers and provide professional reference assistance. You will be comfortable and confident with public speaking as you introduce guest speakers, including visiting authors. Applying your enthusiasm and energy will enable you to deliver a range of proactive services, including events, reading, learning and outreach activities.

Providing support to your team leader to achieve key Library Services objectives will be crucial as you will assist them to oversee and support the team. As we continue to deliver our online services and support customers to use technology, we value candidates who are confident with a range of IT products and services, with a focus on continuous learning.

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Commitment to delivering a strong customer focus in a dynamic public library
  • success in working effectively in a high performing team environment while actively and positively supporting your team leader.
  • success in delivering programs and services such as promotion, outreach, digital literacy and children's literacy services
  • reader’s advisory skills and reference skills, along with the ability to grow and retain library customers
  • well-developed understanding of effective collection management
  • effective interpersonal and written communication skills.

A Degree in Library and Information Management or related discipline, together with equivalent experience in the field will be highly regarded.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a high performing team dedicated to delivering modern library services in a public library.

Duration: Full time 36.25 hrs per week

How to apply:  Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application.  Please upload your current resume and covering letter (of no more than one page) that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.  This role will require a Criminal History Check & Medical Check.

Position description: CLICK HERE 

Benefits of working for Council: CLICK HERE


NB. If you are having difficulties viewing attachments to this advertisement, please use the Chrome browser (Right click on the link and copy shortcut into the new browser) and ensure you are not using mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.  


More information:  Please contact Marie Platt on 3178 8055

Closing Date:  Tuesday 23rd April 11:59pm AEST

Employees must apply for internal vacancies while at work signed in to Council’s system (Single Sign On) or from home using a Remote Connection Service using an RSA SecureID token to log into the system.  Field based employees will be provided a system log in and password to enable them to apply online.  Employees can call Resource and Contractor Management for additional assistance.

Job region
Brisbane City Council
Full time
AUD $68,073 to $73,413 plus superannuation
Marie Platt on 3178 8055
Closing date
Tuesday 23 April 2019