Director of Libraries

North Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne, Australia
25 Aug 2021
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

As a leading Catholic university globally, ACU is committed to student-centred education; research that is impactful, engaging, and responsive to society’s rapidly changing needs; and maintaining a strong, vibrant and sustainable university culture. The ACU Mission is focussed on the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good.

Leading the University’s nine libraries, including the library at the Rome campus, the Director of Libraries plays a critical role in ensuring the University’s success as a world-class, innovative, student-centred and research-led Catholic institution. The role reports directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Coordination, and plays a key part in advising and making recommendations on matters of strategic importance and making a meaningful contribution to the University’s culture of research excellence.

The next Director will ensure that initiatives, policies, and technology within the library portfolio, plus online services, are in alignment with the University’s strategic direction and are informed by the latest technological and best practice approaches. To succeed in this senior leadership position, you will be an experienced senior librarian with a strong track record in strategic and operational planning and implementation gained within a large and complex environment. Your capacity to manage key stakeholder relationships across the University will be exceptional.

Devereaux Consulting is assisting ACU with this search. For a confidential conversation or to request the candidate prospectus, please contact Jackie Besley, Managing Partner on +61 413 633 195 or email 

The application closing date is 22 September 2021.

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