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Library Collections Technician

Moonee Valley City Council

Location: Niddrie

Job Type: Full time


Library Collections Technician

Reference number: 14422

Closing date: 11:45pm, Wednesday 1 February 2023

  • Permanent full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Salary commencing at $71,395 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation (commensurate with experience)
  • Provide excellent customer services to users of Moonee Valley’s libraries and support the selection and acquisition of materials

About Moonee Valley City Council

Moonee Valley City Council is a vibrant and diverse municipality. We are a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, providing a range of services to some 130,000 residents and over 10,000 businesses. Our 1,200 employees bring their differing backgrounds, experiences and unique perspectives to our collaborative environment, and are supported to share ideas, initiatives and talent, making a positive impact on our community for now and in the future.

The Opportunity

Moonee Valley City Council has an exciting full-time opportunity to work as part of a professional, fast paced, customer orientated and friendly team. As part of this role you will support the selection and acquisition of materials.


  • Ensure customers have a positive experience with Council by providing prompt, accurate, courteous and consistent customer service that is characterised by active engagement
  • Assist customers in the use of equipment and technology within the libraries
  • Liaise with the Technical Services and Rostering Officer to ensure relief shifts are covered
  • Ensure that an efficient and effective inter-library loans service is provided by the library service for internal and external borrowers
  • Contribute in all aspects of Technical Services and Collections Management which may include selection, creation of and monitoring of profiles and standing order lists, acquisition of materials both physical and digital, purchase alerts and processing of materials

Skills & Experience

  • Diploma of Library and Information Services acceptable for Library Technician membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) or relevant technical services experience
  • Demonstrated customer service skills combined with the ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Well developed IT skills, including using Microsoft suite of programs and using various library databases and management systems to complete technical services tasks
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of public libraries within the community and library collection management practices
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our online system and should be in line with the Moonee Valley City Council Application Guide found at the bottom of the advertisement. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.

For further information, please view the Position Description or contact Matthew Mallard, Coordinator Collections and Customer Experience on 03 9243 1972.

In line with the directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Council positions require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are successful in our recruitment and selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status.

Our Culture of Inclusion

If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we'll support you at every stage of your career. We recognise the importance of balance and embrace work agility, understanding that this means different things to each and every one of our employees.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer and we value diversity and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+) and people with disability. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email or call 9243 1122.