Librarian Community Engagement

Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Be part of a dynamic team serving the Whau community in New Lynn
•    Design innovative programmes and services that meet the local community’s needs
•    Are you a proactive collaborator?


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the vibrant newly formed New Lynn Hub as a Community Engagement Librarian.

In this role you will not only be a valued member of the New Lynn Hub Team, but also an innovator and connector working closely with programmers across the Whau Local Board and other Hubs in the West. If you’re thinking of your next career move and would like to work in a new integrated way, we want to hear from you.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
New Lynn hub library has a strong community purpose, offering an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.


The focus of this role is to engage with our community within the Whau to increase participation and use of the community hub space. You will be based at New Lynn Hub designing innovative in-house and outreach programmes and services that meet the local community’s needs. You will build and maintain relationships, identify service gaps, and apply co-design principles to design initiatives and services that are driven by community need. 

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He kōrero mōu: About you
A key part of this role is that you understand the importance of relationship building with the Whau local community.  You will be a role model and coach in providing community led design and great customer service. 


You will have an ability to develop a rapport with diverse communities, build stakeholder relationships and work collaboratively utilising your great communication skills.  A strong interest and awareness of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is required as well as the confidence to lead responsive services that honour the needs of Māori in the Whau community.

As an experienced librarian (or have community focussed experience) you will bring with you a sound knowledge of library technologies, processes, and collections. Your tech savvy nature, strong problem-solving skills, flexibility, resilience, and attention to detail will assist you to provide leadership in the day-to-day running of the library, taking over the supervisory role when required.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 
This is a permanent opportunity working 38 hours per week. Current hours are Tuesday to Saturday.  Our Hub is open seven days a week so flexibility around working hours, including weekend day is required. 


If you would like to be part of a fun, dynamic team, and have enthusiasm to share your passion for engaging with the community, then apply now

Applications close Sunday 30th January at 11.59PM
Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Any offer of employment from Auckland Council will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.