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18/010 Senior Collection Description Librarian

Department of Internal Affairs
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: National Library
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $52,390 - $70,881

Are you ready to step up and take on a new challenge? Do you want to catalogue serials in the published collections of the National Library and the Alexander Turnbull Library and also be responsible for providing the ISSN (International Serial Standard Number) service to New Zealand publishers?

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an experienced cataloguer and competent in using Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Communicates clearly and persuasively
  • Is interested in supporting, coaching and mentoring colleagues 
  • Enjoys problem-solving and thinking about descriptive practices 
  • Has an appreciation of the wider context and future of cataloguing
  • Maximises the use of technology in supporting and sustaining bibliographic description

While experience in cataloguing serials is preferred, we welcome applications from librarians with a strong cataloguing background.

A degree and a library qualification or a degree and professional registration with LIANZA is required.

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

Applications close: 5PM, Wednesday 30 January 2018
For more information please contact: Janess Stewart on
Job description: To review the Schedule of duties and full job description, please click here, if you are unable to follow these links, please review on our careers website.

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