Library Assistant NSW Department of Communities and Justice (part of NSW Government) Sydney NSW 2000

Full Job Description

Division: Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery
Location: Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000
Req ID: 60738

Library Assistant

Location – Sydney

Employment type – 2 roles (Ongoing and Temporary)

Salary – $53,168 – $66,809 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

Your role

Working in a team environment you will assist in delivering quality library and information services to judicial officers and decision makers across NSW. You will receive, file, retrieve, shelve and physically organise hard copy publications to facilitate access to the library collections.


What you’ll do

The Law Courts Library provides dedicated support and research collections to judicial officers, commissioners, tribunal members and their staff across all NSW jurisdictions and the Federal Court of Australia in NSW.

In this role you will:

  • Process hard copy publications using appropriate systems to record material received.
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding non-receipt or damaged publications.
  • Liaise with judges’ staff regarding their subscriptions and orders.
  • File loose-leaf publications as directed.
  • Organise binding of publications for the library, and judges as required.
  • Deliver items between court buildings as required.
  • Under manager’s direction assist with collection maintenance projects, such as shelf checks, shelf tidying and other projects.



What we’re looking for

  • Eligible for enrolment in a course of study that leads to a qualification acceptable for either professional or library technician membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
  • Sound numeracy, literacy, accuracy and attention to detail with ability to file, retrieve, shelve and physically organise library materials in a high volume work environment.
  • Being physically able to push trolleys, lift, retrieve and re-shelve library material, including ability to reach low and high shelves.


Download the role description.

We focus on hiring people who share our commitment and goals of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, courage and integrity. If you meet the essential requirements and the role resonates with you, please apply – you do not need to meet every desired requirement for us to want to talk to you.


We do work that really matters

The Law Courts Library is one of the largest law libraries in Australia and provides services to all New South Wales courts and tribunals, the Federal Court of Australia (NSW Registry) and is the major law resource for judicial officers in the state.

The library provides a comprehensive collection of legal resources online and in print, legal research assistance, training sessions, and support for judgment publication to assist judicial officers, decision makers and court staff in the administration of justice.

The Law Courts Library is part of the Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery Division of the Department of Communities and Justice.


Are you ready to join us?

Apply now and join Australia’s top public sector employer where we will support you and provide an exciting and flexible working environment!

Click apply, attach an up-to-date résumé (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the below target question with a brief outline on how you meet the requirements of the role:


  • Targeted Question 1

Give an example of a time when you provided excellent customer service. Who was the client and what was the outcome?


Applications close Sunday 4 June, 2023 at 11:59PM AEST.


Got a question?

For more information about the role or what it’s like to work for DCJ, please contact the hiring manager Jolanta Leszczynski – [email protected]


If you’ve got a question about applying or require an adjustment in the recruitment process, please, call Rossie Matamaki on 9765 3235 or via [email protected]


Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

To find out what DCJ are doing to build an inclusive and diverse workforce, visit our careers site.

Other Information

A Talent Pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.


Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. For more information visit Our Process.


Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.