Information & Collections Manager, Porirua Libraries

We are seeking an innovative and experienced Librarian to lead the operations of Information and Collections for Porirua Libraries.

Porirua Libraries is a public library service covering a population of 54,000 people across 5 locations and is part of the SMART shared library service network.

Reporting directly to the Manager, City Libraries you will provide specialist advice and contribute to achieving the Library’s strategic objectives.

This role is part of the library management team with 10 direct reports and will work collaboratively with the Client Services Manager as part of the library leadership team.

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for the Library’s:

  • Efficient running of specialist information services for the library;

  • General oversight of Adult non-fiction & specialist collections;

  • Management of the Acquisition, Cataloguing and delivery to shelf of library collection items;

  • Management of the internal support of library specific ICT systems, products, and developing digital services to customers.

We are seeking someone with a qualification in librarianship, information management, or information systems, and a commitment to delivering excellent user-focused services. You would have current knowledge of the challenges and opportunities relating to delivering library services across a diverse community, and have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.

If you are interested in working across a diverse multi-site organisation and are interested in leading people to find solutions that create flexibility and enable people to access information easily, then we look forward to receiving your application.

All about Porirua City

Our city is changing and we need skilled people to help make that happen. Working for Porirua City is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in the community. You’ll be welcomed into a team that’s collaborative, values input and empowers you to make things happen. To top it off, the harbour and bush are at your doorstep; it’s the perfect place to work. 

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Need more information? Contact Brian Anderson on 237 1532 or email

Applications need to be received via our Careers Portal by Tuesday 19 November 2019.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: KEAI94612

Location: Porirua

Closing Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019