Library Assistant

Sippy Downs, Australia
08 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Role Statement

Salary Level: Classification Level 3 (Salary range A$53,432 to A$59,651 pro rata gross per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions) 

Appointment: Fractional (60%), ongoing (2x positions)

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

  1. A comprehensive university of 20,000 students by 2020;
  2. Positioned in the global tertiary education community as a top-100 university under 50 years of age; and
  3. A primary engine of capacity building in the broader Sunshine Coast region, from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

Overview of Information Services, Library

Information Services is a service branch that supports both the University’s commitment to providing an excellent educational experience for students and to improving institutional effectiveness. The Branch provides services, resources and facilities to support the learning, teaching and research activities of the University. To that end and in collaboration with colleagues and peer organisations, IS contributes to innovations and infrastructure that are critical to the advancement of research, teaching and engagement in the digital information age. Its services are interwoven into all aspects of the University’s business and are founded on a strong service ethic and a culture that values innovation and diversity.

The Library is a strategic partner in the teaching, research and scholarship activities of the University. Library staff work collaboratively with academic staff to develop quality collections and contribute to teaching and research. The Library provides service, collections and spaces to enhance the student experience and contribute to student success.  

Overview of the Role

As a member of the Library team, and under the general direction of the Team Leader, Student Experience, the Library Assistant provides first tier support for library and self-service printing, with an emphasis on quality client service. The Library Assistant also assists with a range of tasks including collection management; scanning and data entry as required.


The incumbent will hold a relevant trade certificate or have completed year 12 with relevant work experience; or equivalent relevant experience; or a combination of relevant experience and education/training.

The incumbent will demonstrate experience in, and a commitment to, quality client service including the ability to work with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well independently, and in a team environment, are essential.

Well developed computer literacy and proficiency in the MicroSoft suite of applications with strong skills in data entry are required.

A sound knowledge of library functions and processes is desirable.

The incumbent will need to be able to undertake the physical requirements of the position including shelving material.

Additionally, in accordance with the University’s Staff Code of Conduct – Governing Policy, all staff are expected to display professional behaviour, communicate respectfully, and perform their duties responsibly.

A role statement is not intended to limit the scope of a role but to highlight the key aspects of the role. The requirements of the role may be altered to meet the changing operational needs of the University.

Evening and weekend work will be required.

Contact for Further Information

Brenda Strachan

Team Leader Student Experience 


+61 7 5456 5623

Closing Date

Midnight, Monday 26 March 2018

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

To apply please click the Apply button at top of screen.

USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.

USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.