Manager, Library Services

Adelaide, Australia
$114,312 - $118,314 pro rata per annum (plus super)
15 May 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Rare library leadership role with significant scope
  • Shape & impact delivery of innovative library services
  • Full-time, continuing role based at one of UniSA’s city based campuses


About the Job

Due to internal promotion a rare leadership opportunity has arisen within the University of South Australia’s Library division. The Library supports the University’s teaching learning and research mission through the provision of relevant information resources and associated support services.  Access to Library resources and services is both virtual, anywhere, anytime and any device. Via physical Libraries at City East, City West, Magill and Mawson Lakes. 

Operating in an environment of increasing demand for digital information services the Library has a rapidly growing electronic collection of books and journals with over 700,000 eBooks and online journals as well as print resources and special collections.  The Library has implemented an innovative “Ask the Library” service to provide support to the University’s staff and students wherever they are.

Reporting to the Deputy Director Library Services and as a member of the Library leadership team, the Manager is responsible for leading the provision of quality information services to support the University’s teaching and research activities. The position provides the opportunity to drive innovation and continuous improvement in the delivery of teaching and learning content consistent with the University’s priorities and strategic directions.

Skills and Experience

The Manager, Library Services contributes to the development of the University’s Library strategy and service delivery and leads and develops a campus based library team to deliver exceptional library and information services and resources. We therefore seek an experienced leadership professional with extensive experience leading and developing teams in a comparably complex environment and proven success in continuously driving initiatives to enhance delivery of teaching and learning and research support services.

A contemporary working knowledge and understanding of library trends relevant to teaching and learning and the impact on the customer experience is important.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions.  We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

This position will be appointed at a HEO9 level (base salary range $114,312 - $118,314). In addition a generous superannuation contribution of up to 17% may apply. We offer a family friendly approach and other employee benefits including access to additional leave, to ensure you enjoy development opportunities and a positive work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address.  Please address your cover letter for the role to Bernie Dyer, Senior Recruitment Consultant. Confidential enquiries are welcome to Bernie on +618 8302 1777 or via email to using job reference number 1763.

Applications close: 11:30pm Tuesday 4 June 2019

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current DHS Child-Related Employment Screening assessment.  #LI-DNI

How to apply:

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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