University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Senior Library Services and Support Assistant


Closing soon

  • UQ Library

  • Part time continuing permanent role (16 hours per week, Mon-Fri).

  • Gain experience as a part of our small, well-established team to maintain the library's physical collections.

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers.

  • Based at our St Lucia campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave.

  • 17% superannuation contributions.

  • 17.5% annual leave loading.

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family.

  • On campus childcare options.

  • Cheap parking (from just $5 a day).

  • Salary packaging options.

  • About This Opportunity

    The Senior Library Services and Support Assistant will work within a small team to provide a range of Library support services.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collection maintenance tasks including retrieving, sorting, and shelving library materials.

  • Assist with the transfer of library materials between collections.

  • Utilise the Library Services Platform and university systems to undertake searches for library materials including verification of bibliographic and location data.

  • Assist in the creation, editing/maintenance of system records.

  • Process library materials.

  • Open, package and send mail items.

  • Perform project-based work involving the assessment of collection space requirements and collection maintenance.

  • Maintain records and statistics as required.

  • Other duties as required commensurate with HEW levels 2-3

  • Please note that this is an on-campus role. General duties involve moving books, journals and boxes as required, climbing up and down ladders, and pushing loaded trolleys. Repetitive tasks involve lifting, reaching, and squatting with long periods of standing and walking.

    This is a part-time (16 hours per week, Mon-Fri), continuing role.

    At HEW level 3 , the full-time equivalent (FTE) base salary will be in the range $60,940.83 to $67,229.06, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $71,300.77 to $78,658.00 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases.

    The expectations for behaviour and ways of working are set out in the UQ Library Way.

    About You
  • Year 12 and relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Progress towards a Diploma of Library and Information Services (Library Technician) or Diploma of Information Technology is highly desirable.

  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively.

  • Good self-organisational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work positively as part of a team.

  • Awareness of library operations and knowledge of library systems.

  • Well developed IT skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Internet searching techniques, Adobe Acrobat Professional) and knowledge of, or the ability to quickly acquire knowledge of, UQ online systems..

  • Proficient data entry skills, and the ability to follow policies and procedures.

  • Flexibility and adaptability with a willingness to learn new skills.

  • Ability to work in a changing environment.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in order to fulfil The University of Queensland's mission, vision and values https:// www.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Bernie McMahon at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Thursday, 30 November 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-32391). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 7 December 2023.

    Job details


    Senior Library Services and Support Assistant


    University of Queensland




    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 30, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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