Librarian - Collections Team

City of Sydney Full Time Permanent 8/09/2023
  • AUD $87,116.00 - $98,480.00 per annum plus Superannuation 
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Location: City of Sydney LGA 
  • Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement


Caring for our city, creating a future for all

Our people are passionate about their communities and connected to their teams. They’re motivated by our genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our clear, compelling plan for our global city: Sustainable Sydney 2030 – 2050 Continuing the Vision.


Be part of a purpose-led organisation, with care at its core. You’ll make a difference by acting in the best interests of our communities and city. Be better together with collaborative and inclusive partnerships. Embrace possibilities and be open to new ideas and creating bold solutions. 

About the City of Sydney

The City of Sydney believes that people are the key to our success. Our workforce is made up of dedicated and enthusiastic employees committed to ensuring the efficiency of our operations.

About the role

The City of Sydney Library Network of nine branches is a key front line service in the community for local residents, students, visitors, tourists and workers.


An exciting opportunity is available for a Librarian (Collections team) to join the City of Sydney Library.  This role will develop the Library’s physical and digital collections by providing acquisitions and cataloguing services to deliver relevant collections to our diverse community.

The Librarian plays a leadership role supporting team leaders and managers, coaching staff in library best practice and engaging the community.

Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake regular weekend work, supporting 7 day operations and work across any of the nine City branches as required.


Skills & experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Degree qualification in library or information related discipline; or qualify for professional membership to ALIA and significant relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and sound understanding of issues and processes involved in collection and resource development such as community and stakeholder consultation, supplier liaison, product/resource assessment and policy development.
  • Demonstrated experience of excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills, including coaching and training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of cataloguing.
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Demonstrated experience of collection development and collection management
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and problem solving skills
  • Awareness of publisher and reading trends, print and digital collections and innovative collections


Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about serving our community? The City of Sydney might be the right career move for you.


To apply: Upload your resume and respond to the application questions to show how you meet the role’s requirements. Select 'Apply' to complete your online application.

The successful applicant is required to complete a pre-employment health declaration, medical examination and working with children check.


Position description: CLICK HERE to view or download the position description.

Applications must be made submitted online by 11.59pm, Sunday 24 September 2023.

For further information contact: Sharlene Louey, Collections and contract management team leader on 02 9265 9471.

A challenging and rewarding career: Why joining the City of Sydney might be the right move for you.


We offer a teams-based approach to flexibility. Our flexible working benefits include 26 week parental leave, paid partner leave of 10 weeks and paid super for up to 52 weeks of parental leave. You’ll have the opportunity to work a 19-day month with flexible working options.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and celebrate a workplace as diverse as our communities. We’re passionate about gender balance in the workplace, with an executive team that is two-thirds female and 50% of our leadership roles held by women.

We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, and LGBTIQA+ communities to join us. 

We’re a disability confident recruiter. If you identify as a person with disability and require support for your application contact or 02 9265 9333.