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Research Librarian

Applications are invited from suitably qualified, experienced and motivated professionals for the full time, 12 month fixed-term contract position of Research Librarian based at our Kew campus.

Purpose of Role

The Carey Research Librarian works with the Head of CLI Library and library staff to lead best practice information use within curriculum learning, and the development by students of individual repertoires of research and study strategies. The prime focus of the role is Senior School, but close liaison with Middle School is required so that students have a sound understanding of research and study strategies as they enter their senior years. Another key area is the development of wide reading strategies and habits to enable development of key literacies for lifelong learning and appreciation of narrative fiction.

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

  • Bachelor degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent is required
  • Eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) or progress towards this
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in traditional and emerging areas of librarianship to support teaching, learning and research by students at tertiary undergraduate level and/ or Years 10 - 12
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in the range and use of online and print resources suited to tertiary undergraduate level and/ or Years 10 - 12
  • Strong demonstrated skills and experience in faculty or learning area liaison for the purpose of integrating information literacy into curriculum learning
  • Strong demonstrated skills and experience in provision and teaching of programs for development of independent study strategies
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in work with faculty or teachers to develop research guides for discipline areas as well as targeted information pathfinders for individual assessment tasks, and teaching about each
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in work with faculty or teachers for collection development to support discipline area curriculum research
  • Strong demonstrated skills and experience in face-to-face and online research support and guidance, including reference, citation, bibliography and copyright compliance
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in developing Library team expertise for frontline research and reference support
  • High level written, oral and digital communication skills
  • High level knowledge, skills and experience in use of learning technologies and library software systems as well as in creative use of a range of social media and multimedia technologies
  • Strong interest, and preferably experience, in development of wide reading cultures and strategies, with experience in Young Adult literature promotion is desirable. Alternatively, a demonstrated ability to readily develop such knowledge would be required
  • Strong interest in secondary school education in the Victorian context, and its associated pedagogies or a demonstrated ability to readily develop such knowledge
  • Experience in supervision of library study areas

A valid Employee Working With Children Check is a requirement of employment for this position.

A full position description can be found here

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For further information please contact the Human Resources Department on 03 9816 1557.

Applications close at 4pm on Tuesday 18 December 2018.

Full-time, ongoing position commencing Term 1, 2019

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Teacher Librarian (Years 9 – 12) to join our outstanding Library Services team. Here, you’ll enjoy taking advantage of our exceptional resources to support the education of highly motivated and attentive students.

With a culture of collegiality and excellence, working at Melbourne Grammar School fosters education at its best.

This role is based in our Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership. In addition to well stocked shelves, our Library collection includes a vast array of digital resources. The core responsibility of the role is to ensure students build the skills necessary to access and make effective use of the resources available to them.

You will

  • be a skilled and committed Teacher Librarian, with a strong track record of developing successful information literacy programmes
  • be motivated by the prospect of guiding the education of interested and competent young men who are keen to learn and appreciate the support they are given
  • take pleasure from working in an environment where knowledge acquisition is highly valued, and community members enjoy reading for study and for recreation
  • be buoyed by the School values and their firm application across the community
  • want to work in a setting where you are supported to do your best work
  • have the desire to work collaboratively with other staff and be interested in being involved in the community life of the School

VIT Registration, or the ability to gain VIT registration, is essential for this position.


Melbourne Grammar School is one of Australia’s leading independent schools with an inclusive, community-focused culture. We value professionalism and a commitment to excellence in every role.

This role is based at our South Yarra campus on St Kilda Road, where we welcome around 1,280 Year 7 – 12 boys each day. Here, students focus on academic success while refining their abilities to contribute to positive change. Our teachers are passionate about educating knowledgeable, creative, and morally responsible young men.

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter, addressed to Ms Helen Voogt-Dillon, Director of Human Resources, along with your curriculum vitae and details of three referees. Your referees will only be contacted with your permission, following the interview stage.

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Applications close Monday 10 December 2018.

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