Assistant Librarian - Publications


An exciting opportunity has opened at The Walsh Memorial Library for a library professional to work with MOTAT’s Publications. Established in 1964 on MOTAT’s Great North Road site, the Walsh Memorial Library is a specialist library which houses an extensive collection of material including published, archival, documentary heritage, pictorial, and oral history collections.


As an Assistant Librarian you will assist senior library staff in the sorting and accurate recording of Walsh Memorial Library holdings specific to the published titles collections. This includes books, manuals and serials dating back more than a century through to present day. You will also make recommendations for acquisition and deaccession of publications. As part of the Library team you will assist library users with research enquiries.


To be successful in this role, you will need a minimum of two years‘ experience working in a library with a Bachelor’s degree in Library & Information Studies, Museum Studies, or Heritage related qualification. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate handling and care of Publications. Have a high level of computer literacy and collection management software, Vernon CMS preferred. Excellent communication and customer service experience is essential.


This is a unique opportunity to join a fantastic team of passionate and capable library and archive professionals. Not only will you get to work on a truly fascinating collection, but you will also get the benefit of flexible working hours, Birthday Leave, Study Leave, additional KiwiSaver contributions, and a MOTAT annual pass for you and your family.


This is a permanent full-time, Monday to Friday, role.

For the full position description and to apply please go to MOTAT’s job site


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