Library Job Ad #04

Job title: P – 12 Librarian

Organisation advertising: Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

Qualifications required: Appropriate tertiary qualifications. A current National Criminal Record Check and Victorian Institute of Teaching registration or Working with Children Check.

Skills required: Knowledge of current library practice, informed by awareness of relevant developments in the field. Commit to ongoing professional development, continuing development of ICT skills as technologies evolve, have or undergo First Aid training and maintain its currency. Strong organisational skills

Advertised on: Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak website.

Other: Required to participate in the staff appraisal and coaching processes and be an active member of a relevant professional association as duties permit. Uphold the Catholic Ethos of the school. Participate in a Retreat/Spiritual program on at least an annual basis. Fixed term, full time position with the possibility of changing to ongoing. Commencement in Term 2 or earlier by negotiation.

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Library Job Ad #03

Job title: Information Services Assistant

Organisation advertising: Monash University

Qualifications required: Successful completion of Year 12 as well as progression towards a qualification in library studies or information management, or a related field.

Skills required: Demonstrated understanding of the library and/or the higher education environment, analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail. Organisational, time management and administration skills. Communication and interpersonal skills.

Advertised on: Monash University website

Other: Evening and weekend shifts, participation in library events and traveling to and working at other campuses may be required. Position is at Monash University’s Malaysia campus. Casual position for 3 months at the Clinical School Library.

Library Job Ad #02

Job title: Children and Youth Librarian

Organisation advertising: Darebin City Council

Qualifications required: Working With Children Card, a recognised degree or equivalent in Information Management, Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Teaching, or Youth Work. Eligibility of membership of ALIA and a current Victorian Driver’s license is desired.

Skills required: Experience and/or knowledge in selection and purchase of children and youth resources, collection management, marketing to targeted audiences, using of the technology, procedures and processes used in public libraries

Advertised on: City of Darebin website

Other: Position description supplied, lists Key Responsibilities and Duties, only applications that address the Key Selection Criteria in the position description  will be considered, $64,381.20 per annum, permanent full-time position, 35 hours per week, 9 day fortnight.

Library Job Ad #01

Job Title: Cataloguing Librarian

Organisation advertising: Kinetic Recruitment (Recruitment Agency)

Qualifications required: The advertisement has not listed any specific qualifications

Skills required: School library experience desired, SCIS cataloguing, attention to detail, copy cataloguing, authority work, database maintenance, good communicator, knowledge of RDA, MARC, WebDewey, subject analysis, and application of subject metadata.

Advertised on: kineticrecruitment.com.au (accessed via indeed.com.au)

Other: The business that the position is with is not listed in the advertisement. Position is 3-4 days per week initially for a 12 month tenure with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent.

What is a Library Management System?

Library Management System (LMS), also know as Integrated Library System (ILS), is a Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERPS) for Libraries. That’s the short answer…..but what does that mean??

ERPS is a category of business management software, generally compiled of a suite of integrated applications, used to collect, store, interpret and manage the data of a business.  In a Library this is used to track borrowings, collections, acquisitions, cataloging, interfacing, etc.

Prior to the introduction of computerised systems these tasks were all done manually and involved a very large card system. Changing to, and the continual development of, digital LMS has vastly improved libraries for both staff and customers. Currently libraries are going through a massive shift in the way people access information and LMS’s can struggle in coping with the many formats information and books now come in. LMS’s have essentially not changed but have only had updates and applications added for the last decade or two. This means they can be clunky and frustrating at times.

As technologies evolve so do libraries and their LMS. Newer technologies such as “cloud” are being used to allow greater access and sharing. And a LMS has to adapt to new and varying ways we work and access books and information.