State Library of Queensland staff profile: Jenny Cossins

I’m Jenny Cossins, a librarian and selector of public library collections managed by Public Library Development at Cannon Hill.

Jenny Cossins

Librarian, mentor and Rhyme Timer!

I select resources for the 69 Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) libraries, and resources for loan to Queensland independent libraries. I purchase fiction and non-fiction for adult and young people as well as audio books, DVDs, picture books, large print, book club titles, Languages other than English (LOTE) and e-resource titles. I meet regularly with suppliers; manage the collections budget, review author profiles and process suggestions for purchase from RLQ members and staff. I also mentor 15 Rural Libraries and share general library tasks with other staff at Cannon Hill.

I represent State Library at the Queensland Braille Writing Association meetings and also present a monthly Rhyme Time session in The Corner. In March I’ll be visiting Barcaldine Library to provide training and support for a new staff member.