Job Opportunity: Librarian, Parliamentary Counsel Office, Wellington NZ


This position was originally advertised on Seek.

The Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) provides legislative drafting services to the Government and publishes official legislation online and in hard copy. The PCO maintains and updates the content of the New Zealand Legislation website, the official source of New Zealand legislation.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced person to fill the role of Librarian. This is a sole charge role providing library and knowledge management services to PCO staff. The role maintains and develops the collection of hard copy and online resources and publications.

A library or information management qualification is preferred. Understanding of relevant legal information resources would be an advantage. You must be comfortable using technology and online knowledge management services, and be motivated to maintain up to date knowledge and skills.

You will have good communication skills and be able to maintain good working relationships with others. You will need to be able to work without close supervision and be ready to provide a high level of customer service.

This is a great opportunity to take ownership of the Librarian role, in a friendly and professional workplace that offers support for development.

For further details about this role and how to apply, including the application form, job description, and person specification, see

All applications must include the PCO application form and be sent to

Applications close: 8 am Monday 9 January 2017

WA Reprint Powers Discussion Paper released

The Department of the Attorney General has released a discussion paper focused on enhancing reprint powers under the Reprints Act 1984. You can learn more and obtain a copy of the discussion paper here.

Job Opportunity: Librarian, Department of the Attorney General


Corporate Services

Position No: 005718
Salary/Level: Level 1SC, PSGOGA, $65,165 - $89,345 pa
Location: Perth CBD
Position Type: Full time
Employment Type: Fixed Term


Join a team of qualified and experienced librarians delivering a highly specialised library and information service to the State's judicial and legal officers and members of the legal profession.

In this role, you will carry out a range of professional duties including:

  1. Provision of legal reference and information services;
  2. Information resource management; and
  3. System maintenance and support.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in planning and policy setting for the Department's network of library collections.

To find out more about this opportunity and to apply for this position, see the original advertisement over on

Closing Date: 2016-12-19 4:30 PM

This position was originally advertised on Seek

Job Opportunity: Manager Integrated Law Library Service, Supreme Court Tasmania

Manager Integrated Law Library Service (353228)

This position was originally advertised on Seek

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight


  • Lead, co-ordinate, and develop and library and information services, particularly specialised legal information services in and through the ILLS.
  • Provide high level professional advice, recommendations and information to the Management Committee on issues, strategies, and policies relating to library and information services.
  • Build and develop cooperative working relationships with Law Society of Tasmania, Crown Law, Magistrates Court and other areas within the Department of Justice and the state government.
  • Manage the human, physical, financial, systems, and information resources of the lLLS.
  • Manage, develop and maintain the collections of the ILLS libraries including rare and historical items.
  • Foster the utilisation of law library and information products and services, particularly online services, through marketing, promotion, and training.
  • Design, implement and improve library services to ensure cost-efficiency, enhance usability, and to take advantage of new technology.
  • Ensure the timeliness, quality and cost effectiveness of ILLS services by identifying and employing key indicators for measurement, evaluation, management and reporting on service performance and service delivery.
  • Lead, direct and support opportunities to promote professional growth and ensure the performance of the staff of the Integrated Law Library Service.
  • Represent the ILLS in Tasmanian and interstate forums, and participate in cooperative ventures for the benefit of information services for the legal community in Tasmania.

Essential Requirements

Degree or diploma in Librarianship or Information Studies from a recognised University or College of Advanced Education or a post-graduate diploma in librarianship or information studies, and be eligible for admission to Associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Desirable Requirements

Appropriate qualification and/or experience in legal research.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (353228) Manager Integrated Law Library Service.doc

Statement of Duties (353228) Manager Integrated Law Library Service.pdf

Information for Applicants (Aug13).doc

Information for Applicants (Aug13).pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

Application for Employment (Word).docx

Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

For more information

Jim Connolly
Registrar Supreme Court
(03) 6165 7451

Collaborate and Learn - 2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market

Thanks to Thomson Reuters, ALLA is proud to present Joel Barolsky. Joel is a Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School and formerly a Principal of Beaton Research + Consulting.who will present a webinar “2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market".

Over the coming months ALLA will collaborate with leaders in the information industry to bring you expertise and knowledge that will enable you to turn information into knowledge.

2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market

What the webinar is about

The Melbourne Law School and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor released a report early this year setting out the dominant trends impacting the legal market in 2016 and the key issues to influence the market in 2017 and beyond.

Joel will discuss the reports highlights and the implications for the legal industry.

The report is available to download here.

When: Wednesday 7th of December 1pm – 2pm AEDT.
Register here.
Cost: Free to ALLA members, join us if you are interested
We Thank: Joel and Thomson Reuters for sharing their knowledge
Hashtag: #allastateofthemarket

About Joel

Joel is the consultants' consultant!

For the past 27 years he has helped law, accounting, engineering and other business advisory firms plan, innovate and grow.

In addition to heading up Barolsky Advisors, Joel is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne, Associate of Mt Eliza Executive Education and a former Principal of Beaton Research & Consulting.
He is a recognised thought leader evidenced by regular conference keynotes, press mentions and the global reach of his blog, Relationship Capital.

Joel has advised over 100 of Australia and Asia’s leading professional service organisations. Around 70% of his clients are repeat clients or come directly from referrals from existing clients.

ALLA (WA) Votes to sign the MOU

Last night the ALLA(WA) Members held a vote whether to sign the proposed new MOU with ALLA Ltd. I am pleased to announce that the vote was carried in the affirmative.

The President of the ALLA Ltd has been notified of this decision and sends her congratulations to the WA membership.

Thank you to the members who attended and sent in their proxy forms.

Natalie McDonald
ALLA(WA) President 2016/2017