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Senior Librarian, Research and Academic Engagement

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

University Library

  • Full-time, ongoing appointment 
  • Salary range: Level 7 $90,862 - $100,814 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The University Library provides information resources, services, systems and spaces to support, stimulate and innovate teaching, learning and research.

The Engagement & Experience team is responsible for provision of research and teaching support, inquiry and reference services, student IT support, library spaces and facilities, information literacy and research skills training, lending, and collection development and management.

About the opportunity

You will be responsible for the provision of advice, training and support to the University’s research and teaching community from higher degree research students through to senior research and teaching staff. You will empower students and staff through the development of knowledge and skills across a range of research and teaching activities including literature and systematic reviews, citation and research data management, developing and maintaining a research or teaching profile, strategies for scholarly publishing, identifying and selecting textbooks and other course materials, and developing students’ information literacy skills in context.

You will also work closely with the Senior Librarian (Copyright) to provide Copyright advice on a range of scholarly publishing and open access queries.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency; a qualification in library and information studies is desirable
  • Substantial relevant professional experience in a library environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of research support, collection development, reference services and information literacy in an academic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively support a diverse range of clients in identifying, accessing, and using information resources
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to long term planning and strategic direction
  • Knowledge of project management approaches to deliver continual service improvement

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: Monday, 25 October 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.

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