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Library Technician

Applications are invited from enthusiastic applicants for this full time  position commencing Term 1, 2021.
Are you self-motivated, organised, flexible to assist when needed and strive for professional excellence? Do you have a passion for literature, discovering new resources and sharing the joys of the library with others? If so, these are the attributes that will enable you succeed in this role. Do you have a Diploma of Library and Information Services?

This is a fast-paced, diverse role with a variety of daily tasks. This roll encompasses:
•    Processing of a variety of resources including : acquisition, cataloguing and delivery to clients;
•    Circulation duties including managing overdue processes;
•    Organise library displays;
•    Supervise students as rostered and maintain discipline in the library;
•    Use publishing software to curate resources for library users;
•    Undertaking various administrative duties.

Applications close Thursday 28 January 2021 at 4:00pm

All applications are to be submitted via Seek.
For position description click here.


Whitefriars College is seeking a dynamic, innovative and experienced Library specialist. The Librarian will work collaboratively across the college to support the curriculum, develop student research capacity and enthuse a love of reading and literature. The Librarian will possess high level interpersonal skills and there should be a clear and evident collaborative style in order to support an effective team approach to learning. A passion for young adult literature would be an advantage, as would experience planning and delivering library workshops.

The Librarian will be outward looking and requires an understanding of contemporary pedagogy, including the effective use of learning technologies.

Attributes and Competencies
The Librarian is expected to exhibit the following attributes and competencies:
•    A lively and practical support of the Catholic nature of the College
•    An understanding of, appreciation for and sensitivity to the Carmelite spirit and tradition which has underpinned the history, development and culture of Whitefriars College
•    Loyalty and public support for the Leadership of the College
•    Demonstrate a broad understanding of the Victorian curriculum
•    Exhibit ongoing professional growth on a personal level and for the benefit of the College community
•    Develop with subject teachers, cooperative and collaborative working relationships that promote excellence in teaching, student learning and wellbeing
•    Interact with students in a non-formal, friendly, caring manner and ensure that student’s welfare is catered for

The Librarian is expected to:
•    Work closely with the Library’s Learning Leader to help coordinate the Library’s learning and teaching program
•    Plan & facilitate contemporary student-centred reading programs that align with learning at Whitefriars College
•    Create assignment specific research guides with embedded search strategies, note taking suggestions, bibliography guidance
•    Liaise with teaching staff to plan and deliver student centred research workshops
•    Foster a culture of collaborative service delivery to support learning and wellbeing in the Whitefriars community
•    Promote the College as a learning focussed school by participating in Open Day, Twilight Evening, and other College events and activities as required
•    Other duties shared with members of the Whitefriars College, Shortis Library team, including student supervision, desk duties, collection maintenance and housekeeping
Applications close 4pm, Friday 5 February 2021

Access the role description for further information about responsibilities, employment expectations, contacts and how to apply: https://www.whitefriars.vic.edu.au/our-college/employment/

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