Subject Librarian

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? 

Passion for supporting students’ learning?

Are you a team player? 

If you answer yes to these questions this may be the professional librarian opportunity to take your career to the next level.

We are passionate, we are genuine, we are honest and we care for others in order to nurture their ability to achieve – Manaakitanga – We are Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).  MIT recognises the special obligation we have to serve the people, communities and employers of South Auckland and that achieving excellence in tertiary education is critical to both our mission and to the future economic and social prosperity of NZ.

We currently have an exciting, full-time opportunity for a proactive subject librarian with a passion for supporting students’ learning in a tertiary education environment. We are seeking a qualified librarian who enjoys contributing to a team, has a mature outlook and is ready to take the next step in their career. We are offering an excellent opportunity that will enable you to utilise your current library skills while developing a wide range of new skills and knowledge in an academic library environment. You’ll be part of a tight knit, committed and supportive team who pride themselves on their ability to provide quality information services to staff and students.

What will I be doing?

The Subject Librarian role has a strong relationship and partnering focus. Your responsibilities will include teaching information literacy skills to groups and individuals, liaising with allocated schools and participating in their programme development processes, collection development and creating and maintaining online resources including subject guides and library website pages.

What are we looking for?

You will have:

  • A professional library qualification
  • A tertiary degree
  • At least two year’s working in an academic library with established library skills
  • Competency in electronic database and online searching
  • A teaching or training qualification (desired)
  • Current RLIANZA registration (desirable)
  • A commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • A passion to support educational success for all our students, particularly our priority learners (Māori, Pasifika, and students with disabilities)
  • A team focus, while also being able to work autonomously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong presentation skills


At MIT you will work with some incredible people who are passionate about the positive impact we make to the communities we serve.We offer a work environment which values genuine people who care for others, are well-connected, open and approachable and strive for excellence in all we do.   If you are excited by the role and feel you would fit well into our organisation, we would love to hear from you.

“Kua herea mātou ki te whai i te tūturutanga o Te Tiriti O Waitangi.” We are committed to creating and maintaining a culturally sensitive work environment in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

How to Apply: For a copy of the Job Description or to apply visit 

If you would like any further information please contact Shallu Tokas if you require further information on (09) 976 0221

Applications will be reviewed as they come in and interviews may commence prior to the close date on Tuesday, 30th November 2021 so don’t delay making an application.