Specialist Librarian/Archivist, Grade 2


State Library of NSW

  • Join one of NSW’s leading cultural institutions
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits
  • Ongoing and temporary opportunities (four roles)

The State Library of New South Wales is one of Australia’s oldest and most important public institutions. Collecting actively since 1826, the Library preserves and presents the social, cultural and scientific history of our State and our Nation for the benefit of all. Its rich collections, both physical and digital, alongside partnerships with the public library network across NSW and other vibrant collaborations enable Australians to examine their past and imagine their future. In short, the Library occupies a unique position at the very heart of our civil society.

We are currently seeking Specialist Librarian/Archivists to work across the Library and Information Services Division. This is a unique opportunity to join our team!

Opportunities are currently available in the following branches.

Collection Strategy and Development. This branch is responsible for developing and shaping the State Library’s collections across all material types, in accordance with the Library’s collection development policy and other related policies.

Collection Access and Description is responsible for processing a wide range of published and unpublished materials in the State Library collection in order to make items accessible for clients.

Data Quality Systems & Standards is an enabling unit which supports the operational activities of the Division. Considering externally driven standards, they are responsible for developing and setting standards, policies and procedures for the Library. This unit is also the business owner responsible for the implementation of standards and intelligent systems to support automation of processes. This team also assists with training and support.

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