Reader Services Librarian

  • Qualified librarian
  • Promote reading and lifelong literacy
  • Full time permanent role (working 1 weekend in 4)

Do you enjoy promoting a love of reading across diverse communities?  As the result of a colleague’s retirement we have a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic and positive librarian to help us celebrate reading of all kinds, through our collections, programmes and services.

You will be able to build on our strong reputation for bringing fantastic award winning national and international authors to Nelson.  With your passion for literature and strong network, you will have your finger on the pulse of current reading trends, book awards and new innovations in programme development. 

The role has an interesting mix of behind the scenes technical work and front of house customer service.  To ensure you maintain strong connections with our customers, you will get to spend regular time within our libraries, working with our friendly library team as part of a service delivery roster.  You will also enjoy sharing your collections knowledge with your library colleagues to help them grow and develop in their roles. 

In your cover letter please let us know about your skills, knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Developing and delivering recreational reading services and programmes
  • Building relationships with booksellers, publishers and authors
  • Working with community groups to co-ordinate events
  • Collection management
  • Using technology

 By taking this career step you will come to a positive workplace where you can apply your skills and do meaningful work, with a supportive Team Leader.

Nelson City Council is an organisation filled with supportive people who love this beautiful city of ours. It’s an exciting time to live, work and play in Nelson as the city continues to grow and thrive. We have great schools, amazing weather and a gorgeous natural environment to play in, and our city always has something going on. From major events or just a general buzz in town, it’s a great place for all ages.

Applications close:  Midnight Sunday 26 January 2020

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For more information about the role itself please contact: Kate Griffin, Team Leader Service Delivery on 03 265 6957