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Managing Librarian

New South Wales Bar Association

The New South Wales Bar Association is seeking an experienced legal Librarian to manage its Library which caters exclusively to NSW barristers and members. This is a unique opportunity to not only manage the day to day functions of the library, including its small dedicated team of staff, but also be directly involved in strategic decisions regarding the future direction of the library and the services it provides.

A resourceful and proactive attitude is a must, along with a strong commitment to quality customer service.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing library finances, including the planning and preparation of future budgets.
  • Managing and developing library priorities, programs, policies and procedures, to meet the current and anticipated future information and service needs of barristers.
  • Managing the selection, acquisition and cataloguing of material to enable the provision of quality information.
  • Maintaining an effective network with other libraries to supplement the Association’s facilities and services.
  • Providing library orientation, information services and advice on legal research for barristers, members and staff of the Association.
  • Responding to a high volume of information research queries and conduct legal research accordingly.
  • Preparing regular reports and statistical records when requested, including preparing the library’s report for the Association’s Annual Report.
  • Supervising and developing library staff, including ensuring their ongoing training and development needs are met.

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • Degree and/or postgraduate qualifications in Library, Information Management or equivalent.
  • Experience in managing a library and delivery of library services, programs & collections.
  • Experience in developing and supervising staff.
  • Detailed knowledge of hard copy and electronic legal collections and services that are essential to legal practice.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a proven ability to prioritise tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

The Association is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all eligible candidates, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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