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Working in our libraries

Bayside libraries operate at four locations including:

 

  • Brighton
  • Beaumaris
  • Hampton
  • Sandringham

Close to 3000 items are issued at Bayside's libraries each day.

The library branches run a number of children's storytime sessions each week.

The libraries also conduct adult book clubs every month as well as concerts, talks and special events.

Bayside's libraries provide a centre for people to learn, stimulate their imagination and engage socially with other people in the community in a safe and comfortable environment.

Librarian

To work as a librarian at Bayside Library Service, you will need to have a formal qualification in Library and Information Management. 

Librarians help people find information, decide what items to purchase and withdraw from the collection, offer training programs, help people use the internet, maintain the library catalogue, and more.

Librarians at Bayside often have a specialist focus in a specific area including, adult services, youth services, reference services and local history. 

The information desk is an important area of the library that requires accuracy in ensuring that the information given is authoritative and accurate. It is important that this area of the library service exceeds the customer’s expectations with the services that we offer. This is why it is important that we have qualified trained staff answering reference queries.

For more information on becoming a librarian visit the ALIA website.

Library Technician

Librarians technicians focus on operational and technical aspects of library and information.

They also assist with loan and reference queries at the counter and by phone; assist with internet and online database searches; maintain library resources, records and systems; enter and edit data into computerised databases; operate photocopier; arrange inter-library loans; develop and present promotional programs, including displays and library tours; undertake copy cataloguing and classification; and, at a senior level, supervise other library or clerical staff; manage a small library or information service or head a section in a large library or information service.

 

Customer Services Officer

The circulation desk is the hub of the library offering patrons access to many of the services available. It is the place where people should be comfortable in approaching for assistance. It requires accuracy from staff in ensuring that items are issued and returned accurately.

While no formal qualifications are required to work as a customer services officer at the library, staff employed on the circulation desk need to have numeracy and literacy skills and also willingness to serve, willingness to learn, must like reading and can troubleshoot equipment.

Shelvers

Shelvers are responsible for putting returned books and other items in their proper places on the shelves. They are also responsible for keeping items in the right order.

Applying for jobs at Bayside's libraries

All positions at Bayside Library Service are advertised in the Current vacancies section of the website.


Page last updated: 24 Jun 2015

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