Librarian, ALIA Education, Research and Policy

Looking for a Canberra-based, flexible role where you can share your passion for libraries and information management?

About the role:

In this position you will be responsible for delivering services in the area of library and Information science careers and qualifications to Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Members, education providers and the wider public. 

Reporting to the Director of Learning, you will work closely with the ALIA House team. ALIA is Australia's national professional organisation for the library and information sector. This position involves working closely with a range of stakeholders to ensure library qualifications equip graduates with current knowledge, skills and capabilities.

The position is part time 20-25 hours per week at the SO1 level, as covered by the ALIA Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018. Flexible working arrangements include flex leave and free parking. You will work within a team of three which forms part of the wider ALIA staff dedicated to providing services and resources to the ALIA Members.

Salary range $71,357 - $81,741 + 9.5% superannuation prorata

Location: Based at ALIA House, Deakin, Canberra, Australia.


The following are the major components:

  • Support the ALIA Director of Learning in all aspects of careers advice, education and ongoing learning, ensuring ALIA Members and prospective Members have access to the support they need to identify appropriate qualifications and remain current in their professional practice
  • Manage relationships with multiple stakeholders, including ALIA Members, students and educators
  • Coordinate and contribute to the maintenance and development of ALIA policies, statements and guidelines
  • Ongoing development of education and careers related content on the ALIA website and other documentation related to LIS careers, qualifications and employment
  • Provide support for relevant committees and ALIA education and employment related events and activities
  • Oversee applications for widened eligibility, overseas qualifications assessment and allied field membership
  • Undertake research, reporting and other projects on the library and information services sector to inform ALIA Members, staff and the ALIA Board.

The position reports to the Director of Learning.

Selection Criteria


  1. Eligibility for Associate membership of the Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  2. Professional experience within the library and information industry and an understanding of the key issues for the profession and library and information services
  3. Proven ability to deliver high-quality client services and advice; maintain confidentiality, and build effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders
  4. Superior oral and written communication skills, including experience in report writing
  5. Strong research and analytical skills
  6. Demonstrated ability to work positively and effectively as part of a team
  7.  Demonstrated competency in email, Word, Excel and web publishing software
  8. High-level organisation and time management skills as well as the ability to work independently
  9. Understanding of and commitment to EEO, OHS and privacy principles.


  1. Experience in education and/or training
  2. Project management experience.

Any other information relevant to this particular position

Some interstate travel and after hours work is a requirement of this position. ALIA staff members are required to commit to the ALIA Values and Code of Conduct for Staff and Contractors, support the ALIA Collective Agreement and demonstrate leadership in and commitment to ALIA's mission, goals and values.

Job region
Australian Library and Information Association
Part time
Salary range $71,357 - $81,741 + 9.5% superannuation prorata
Judy Brooker on 02 6215 8216 or email
Closing date
Friday 15 July 2016