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Job Title Library Manager
Listing Close Date 17-Nov-2017
Job Location Perth
Group Library Services
Classification Legal Practice Support

Library Manager (Executive Level 1)
Library Services - Perth

Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) is a group within the Attorney-General’s Department. It is one of Australia’s most significant national legal services providers with offices in every capital city and approximately 320 lawyers who cover some 40 different areas of law related to government. AGS provides legal services through 3 national practice networks: AGS Commercial, AGS Dispute Resolution and the Office of General Counsel.

For further information about AGS practice networks and our business please visit

For further information about the Department please visit

About the role
The library provides a highly valued service for legal research and resources to the lawyers within AGS and across the whole of the Attorney-General’s Department nationally.

The role of the Library Manager will be responsible for managing the libraries and services to the Perth office and remotely to the Adelaide and Darwin offices. Operations include: training and reference, collection development and maintenance; procurement; budgeting and accounts; cataloguing; circulation; interlibrary loans; current awareness and other library activities.

The position provides an after-hours reference service to the eastern state offices. The position may also include a minor portfolio responsibility for library services to the team nationally.

Candidates should have:

  • high level of legal reference skills
  • demonstrated experience in library management 
  • knowledge of legal materials, collection development and online legal resources
  • demonstrated experience to perform under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • experience in using all aspects of library management systems.

For further information about the requirements of the Library Manager position, please refer to the role description below.

This is a part-time position and will be offered on an ongoing or non-ongoing basis. Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant within the AGS Legal Practice Support, Executive Level 1 range depending on their skills and experience.

The successful applicant will be covered by the Attorney-General’s Department Enterprise Agreement 2016.

This is a position for a Library Manager based in Perth.

How to apply
To apply, please click the 'Apply' button below.

If you wish to express interest in this employment opportunity you will need to include your CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) indicating relevant experience with reference to the required skills and experience set out above.

To apply for this role you must be an Australian Citizen. The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the appropriate level.

Closing date
Applications close on 17 November 2017.

Further enquiries
Further information can be obtained by contacting Yvonne Suter, National Manager Library Services on 02 6253 7039 or
Natalie Lightfoot, Human Resources Business Partner on  02 6253 7529.



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role description
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