Collections Librarian

Expressions of Interest are sought for the opportunity to act in the Libraries ACT Collections Librarian role commencing in October/November until 30 April 2019.

Collections is a dynamic team which develops, implements and evaluates library collections and the associated policies, procurement and research into emerging formats and technologies.

The Collections Librarian is a key professional role in Libraries ACT staff structure responsible for day-to-day development and maintenance of library collections in various formats. This position works collaboratively with all library staff.

The successful applicant must be collaborative, a good communicator, organised, felxible, and able to prioritise and manage their time efficiently to meet deadlines.

Key objectives of this role

Work closely with the Collections Manager and team to:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate collection related policies and processes and library collections (physical and digital)
  • Monitor metadata Quality Assurance standards as applied
  • Liaise with staff, suppliers and the community in relation to collection development and management
  • Research and monitor developments in publishing and related industries
  • Identify opportunities for new and emerging formats and technologies

Maintain a strong knowledge of collections and resource for public libraries across physical and digital formats. To maintain updated knowledge of information on publishing trends, in particular fiction, children and general literacy. Development and delivery of training and documentation with a strong focus on customer service.  Promote a positiove image of Libraries ACT.

Act as Officer in Charge of public Library branches

  • Manage daily operations of branches
  • Staff supervision, training and mentoring.
  • Consistent implementation of policies and procedures
  • Leading by example and developing a collaborative learning culture in the team.
  • Respond to emerging incidents and related reports
  • Other duties as required

This position does work on a fortnightly roster that includes a weekend shift.

Closing date for submission in 5pm, 22 October 2018. Applications should be sent directly to Amy Chan at

Job region
Libraries ACT
Full time
Amy Chan
Closing date
Monday 22 October 2018