Job Opportunity: Part Time, Library Manager, Perth

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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 available on the Department's recruitment portal.


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.

Closing date

Applications close on 17 November 2017.

For details on how to apply, and for addtional contact infromation, please see the original posting


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