Library Technician Department of the Attorney-General and Justice Darwin NT

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Job description

Agency Department of the Attorney-General Work unit Supreme Court of the Northern Territory

and Justice

Job title Library Technician Designation Administrative Officer 4

Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $71,091 – $81,611 Location Darwin

Position number 10507 RTF 242841 Closing 05/07/2022

Contact Officer Ian Rossiter on 08 8999 6583 or [email protected]

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Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Information for applicants – inclusion and diversity and Special Measures recruitment plans

The NTPS values diversity. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and

accommodates people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for the

recruitment process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this

position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

The Library Technician ensures acquisitions, inter-library loans, and library enquiries are processed in an effective and

efficient manner and deputises in the Library Manager’s absence.

Context statement

The position holder is part of a small team that provides library and information services to the Judges of the Supreme

Court and Local Court of the Northern Territory and the legal profession.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Undertake acquisition duties, including subscription renewals and processing the Library’s invoices for payment.

2. Answer reference and research enquiries using a range of online databases.

3. Catalogue library resources using standard library classification systems.

4. Arrange binding and rebinding of library material, including annual judgments.

5. Manage the circulation system, including inter-library loans and issuing overdue notices.

6. Assist with maintaining library collections, databases, and generating statistical reports.

7. Maintain contemporary knowledge of records management systems, particularly those related to archiving and

disposal, to assist the Supreme Court Registry to manage records pursuant to relevant legislation, policies and


8. Assist with the provision of training and induction services for Judges, Associates and lawyers.

Selection criteria


1. A relevant tertiary qualification recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association or equivalent

experience relevant to a Law Library.

2. Working knowledge of legal reference tools, such as Westlaw AU and Lexis Advance.

3. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various stakeholders, including Judges of the Supreme Court and

Local Court and legal practitioners, to meet their needs.

4. Good working knowledge of acquisitions and cataloguing procedures.

5. Good working knowledge of Libraries Australia and inter-library loan procedures.

6. Good working knowledge of records management systems and processes, such as TRIM, and the ability to gain a good

working knowledge of the archiving process and case management system (Odyssey) used by the Courts.

7. Good working knowledge of Library Management Systems including contemporary Library IT solutions.


1. Experience in the provision of research and training services.

Further information

The successful applicant must have no significant criminal record or associations as confirmed by a criminal history and

integrity check.