The employees that identify as Indigenous, BR L-R John, Yanti, Ryan, Shannon and Jasmine, FR l-r Lorraine & Nicolette. Photographed in NLA studio in front of a grey backgroun. John wears purple, Yanti a white shift and black tie, Ryan a blue check shirt, Shannon ina grey polo neck, Jasmine in a navy jumper. Lorraine wears a black top with a yellow beaded necklace and red framed glasses. Nicollete wears an aqua top. Everyone but Ryan and Shannon are smiling.

The Library encourages the employment of Indigenous Australians by providing training and development opportunities and offering a supportive workplace.

The Library takes responsibility for the preservation of the nation's cultural heritage, as represented in our diverse collections. The Library seeks to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in its work to build, manage and preserve collections for future generations, and ensure Australia's stories can be known and told into the future with respect and sensitivity.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff provide services which better meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Library provides a supportive work environment for staff and offers attractive employment conditions. In 2012, staff from across the Library came together to form the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Working Group. The group created an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2013-2018 and Operational Plans.

The Library also welcomes connections to Indigenous communities across Australia and hosts many events throughout the year.

There are many different pathways available for future employees at the Library including the graduate program and the work experience and internship program.  Please see the Australian Public Service Commission for more information on the Indigenous Pathways Program.

Our 2013 Indigenous Graduates, Samara and Nicolette, created these welcoming webpages for those considering a career in the Library.

Any further enquires can be directed to the National Library of Australia, Human Resources - Recruitment on (02) 6262 1226 or by email: