Library Coordinator (Collection Strategy)

Adelaide, Australia
15 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full 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:

Position Summary

Continuing | Full-Time

Compensation Grade
Higher Education Officer Level 8

Salary Range
$100,238 – $110,971 p.a

Reporting To:
Content Strategy Lead

Under broad direction, the Library Coordinator (Collection Strategy) is responsible for procurement in the Library to support the Research, Learning and Teaching activities of the University, and to further the strategic goals of openness and equity in scholarly communication.

The position will oversee the acquisition, provisioning of and maintenance for scholarly resources, including budget support and advisory, licensing agreements, and contracts.

As a member of the Library's management team, they will be expected to contribute to a 'one Library' ethos and support other members of the senior management in delivery of services across all teams.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Library Coordinator (Collections Strategy) will be accountable for:

  • Leading and managing a team of Library professionals, including induction and training in the processes of procurement and management of scholarly information resources.
  • Developing and executing appropriate plans, strategies, and collections analysis for the Library collections and in support of the Library’s content strategy.
  • Contributing to the management of the financial and physical resources of the collections including, evaluation of resource delivery platforms, business models and cross institutional collaborative work.
  • Analysing and interpreting complex data and statistics and produce reports to management and other stakeholders including return on investment analyses, collection development forecasts and in-depth resource usage statistics.
  • Working collaboratively with the Library Coordinator (Digital Library Strategy) as well as Library teams across the one Library to maintain and improve access to online scholarly resources, and to further the strategic goals of openness and equity in scholarly communication.
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with vendors, publishers and agents’ representatives.
  • Ensuring the provision of regular feedback to Library senior staff including recommendations for improvement to processes and growth of collections.
  • Contributing strategically to Library and relevant University committees.
  • Deputising for the Content Strategy Lead as needed.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Extensive experience leading a team at different levels to provide high quality services in procurement and provisioning of collections and resources.
  • Extensive strategic experience and demonstrated capacity working in procurement with publishers, vendors or commercial agents, and with an understanding of licensing and contractual arrangements.
  • Highly developed consultation, negotiation and interpersonal communication skills with capacity to influence people and behaviour; effective written and verbal reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and coordinate teams/groups to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new initiatives, developing and leveraging collaborative relations across and outside the organisation.
  • Demonstrated broad understanding and experience of issues and trends in an academic environment and/or relating to the development, management and delivery of Library collections (highly desirable).

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Beth Prior

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