Librarian - CGTR Knowledge Resources

Adelaide, Australia
15 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-Term until Oct 2024 | Part-Time at 0.5FTE

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 6

Salary Range:
$81,377 - $86,765 p.a. (Full-Time)

Reporting to:
Senior Research Fellow - Knowledge and Implementation
Aged Care Centre for Growth & Translational Research

The Librarian CGTR Knowledge Resources will work in the Knowledge and Information Hub (KIH) within the Aged Care Centre for Growth and Translational Research (CGTR), College of Nursing and Health Sciences under the direction and mentoring of the Director Knowledge and Implementation Hub (or delegate).

Within the CGTR there are three workstreams:

  1. Knowledge and implementation Hub;
  2. Aged Care Partnering Program (ACPP); and
  3. Workforce Capacity and Capability workstream.

The incumbent will provide skilled and technical support to enable the effective and precise retrieval of aged care and healthcare evidence and literature resources to support the development of evidence resources and content for use within the KIH and its web content and applications.

Under general to broad direction, the Librarian will provide skilled and technical support to enable the effective and precise retrieval of aged care and healthcare evidence and literature resources to support the development of evidence resources and content for use within the KIH and its web content and applications.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Librarian, CGTR Knowledge Resources will be accountable for:

  • Supporting the research deliverables of the Centre by undertaking health and aged care evidence retrievals against rigorous protocols.
  • Providing advice team members and centre staff and stakeholders about the retrieval methods and quality process methods and other considerations such as access, copyright compliance, etc.
  • Assisting with staff training in the use of referencing and appraisal systems where required.
  • Developing and maintaining documentation processes to support the retrieval and reporting of evidence syntheses to publication requirements.
  • Organising, co-ordinating and monitoring workflow procedures, service priorities and performance targets with respect to the development of evidence syntheses.
  • Undertaking rapid evidence retrievals to support the development of projects in Workstreams 2&3 as required.
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate, and overseas travel, may be required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Board and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Relevant University degree and eligibility for Associate (professional) membership of ALIA.
  • Relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated expertise in literature and evidence retrieval in health and aged care bibliographic databases.
  • General to broad knowledge of library resources management systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated information, digital and academic literacy skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and judgement to resolve complex problems, determine and prioritise tasks, attend to detail and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated well developed to high written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills in both face-to-face and online environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within own team and with other teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-directed learner with openness to exploring new ideas and technologies.

Prescribed Conditions of Employment:

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

Flinders University Closure Period:

Please be advised that Flinders University will be on mandated closure from Monday, 20 December 2021 until Friday, 7 January 2022. All enquires regarding vacancies during that time will be answered as soon as possible once staff are back on-site.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

12 Jan 2022