First listed on: 24 July 2022

Digital Communications Librarian


Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation

The Opportunity

  • A unique opportunity for a web/tech savvy librarian
  • Support research at Australia's national science agency
  • Outstanding opportunities to grow & develop your career
  • Flexible work arrangements!?

One of the largest science and technology libraries in Australia, CSIRO Library Services delivers innovative information services and resources to support CSIRO research. We provide the tools and training to allow staff to access and use information faster and smarter, and we are a key enabler of CSIRO research outcomes and increased citation rates. Teams work in a distributed environment to support researchers located across Australia and overseas. The library is entering an exciting phase as we begin implementation of a new two-year plan.

The Library Outreach team provides high value consultancy and training services to all areas of the organisation, maintains the publications repository, and manages our online presence. Members of the team are geographically dispersed across many of CSIRO’s sites in Australia.

As a member of the Library Outreach team, the Digital Communications Librarian is responsible for maintaining and developing the library website as an up to date and user centred gateway to our services and resources. The librarian will also prepare guides and other resources in effectively using library services, professional presentations to support the library team, informative social media and news items, and self-guided online training objects. The position will also deliver general reference and training to support the Library Outreach team as required.

Travel may be required to other CSIRO sites within Australia.

Your duties will include:

  • Develop, manage and continually review the library website and other tools ensuring that content and the structure is user-centred, up to date, and adheres to institutional standards.
  • Ensure that all outputs from the library are professionally produced and edited using consistent branding, styles and language suitable for a research organisation.
  • Prepare regular library news articles, blogs and other items in a variety of formats for multiple communication channels aimed at different audiences.
  • Design professional guides and learning objects in print, online and other formats to support a broad range of library services and resources applying text, images, video/audio and other media.
  • Support the library team by preparing templates and professionally styled documents, presentations and infographics in Word, PowerPoint and other applications.
  • Provide reference services in person, by phone and online using collaborative tools as required.

Location: Clayton, VIC ; Black Mountain, ACT ; Waite, SA ; St Lucia, QLD; Lindfield, NSW
Salary: AU$87k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 84762

To be considered you will need:


Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

Undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in an area such as Librarianship or Information Management together with relevant experience in a research or academic library.

  • Demonstrated experience in creating, developing and managing digital channels such as websites, social media, and blogs. Ability to design professional infographics, guides, newsletters, and learning objects in print and online employing a variety of media formats.
  • Exceptional graphic design experience, writing and editing skills, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent skills in using Microsoft Office 365 applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) as well as content management systems such as Sitecore, WordPress, Confluence, LibGuides and Teams/SharePoint.
  • Track record in the delivery of high-quality customer-focused library services.
  • Experience in providing relevant reference services in an academic or research library.

CSIRO thrives on innovation; innovation that is harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences brought to our greatest challenges. If you meet some, but not all requirements, we encourage you to submit your application. 

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

14th August 2022 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

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