Library Assistant (Wellington)

University of Otago
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$55,535 to $59,901
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Library Assistant (Wellington)-2300229


Are you starting your career in the library and information management sector? Our Wellington Campus's Medical & Health Sciences Library has an opportunity for a motivated part time Library Assistant to join our team.

About our team/Mō te tīma

The Library provides high quality information resources and services to our Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington campuses. Recognising the diversity and needs of all stakeholders, we strive to be responsive and innovative in our service delivery and to be a vital contributor to the academia of the University.

The role/Te mahi

We are seeking a vibrant and energetic Library Assistant, starting their career in the library and information management sector. You will provide front line customer service, working within the Collection and Lending Services team.

As a Library Assistant, you will be working part time (25 hours week) in the morning and early afternoon, Monday to Friday.

Your role will involve providing customer service at our service desk and assisting with collection management and administrative tasks.

Key tasks of the role include: • Providing a range of customer services to the Library users. • Assisting with a range of collection management and administrative activities. • Providing backup support for interlibrary lending and document delivery services. • Contributing to the functioning of a high performing team.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

Ideally you will be studying towards or have completed a Library and Information Studies qualification and be looking to gain experience in libraries.

You will be passionate about providing the best possible service to our clients – staff and students at University of Otago Wellington and staff of Kenepuru and Wellington Regional hospitals.

Successful candidates will also have: • Customer service experience. • The ability to prioritise tasks. • Experience working in a Library or related institution. • The ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing. • Time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a permanent, part time (25 hours week) position, working hours from 8.30 a.m., Monday to Friday.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

For further information regarding the position please contact Kareen Carter via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter), please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2300229 will close on Sunday, 12 February 2023.

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Kareen Carter

Position details: Job Description

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Salary Level and Range Level 4 (Range of Appointments $55,535 to $59,901, Top of Range $64,994)


University Library

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Library and Information Services

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