Department of Internal Affairs Auckland

21/360 Reading Services Librarian, Services to Schools


English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 10:59 AM 21 June 2021
Closes 5pm 02 July 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAMA3

Are you passionate about children’s literature, libraries and education? Do you want to contribute to making a difference in young people’s lives? At the National Library, we support reading engagement and learning in schools and Kura kaupapa by providing knowledge, expertise, support and access to a wide range of learning and reading resources and services.

The Reading Services Librarian is responsible for providing learning resources and information services to schools including:

  • The Lending Service to support literacy and learning in schools
  • The provision of online reference services for students
  • Supporting reading engagement initiatives for school communities

We are looking for someone with:

  • Knowledge and passion for children’s literature, and both print and online learning resources, to support learning and literacy in schools.
  • An understanding of the importance of reading and enjoys reading.
  • An understanding of the New Zealand school curriculum
  • An understanding of library systems and services for young people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to show initiative, solve problems and work well in teams
  • Well-developed digital literacy and willingness to learn new skills
  • A positive attitude, is energetic and has an excellent work ethic

Knowledge of Te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and/or Pasifika languages would be an advantage.

Services to Schools is part of the National Library of New Zealand which sits in the Information and Knowledge Services branch of the Department of Internal Affairs

Salary: $56,711–$76,726 

Job description: The full job description is attached. If you are unable to follow the link, please review the full job description on the DIA careers website.

How to apply

Please apply via the DIA careers page at the vacancy link, and for more information contact:

Anne Morgan

Job description:
164 20215307055323

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAMA3

Listed 10:59 AM 21 June 2021
Closes 5pm 02 July 2021

Department of Internal Affairs NZ

Organisation details

Department of Internal Affairs

Location: Auckland