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Manager, Library Services, HEO 9

Adelaide, Australia
$119,598 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing date
21 Apr 2022
  • Based in UniSA Library at a metropolitan campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $119,598 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

Bring your outstanding team leadership experience to drive innovation and continuous improvement in the delivery of progressive, client centric library services at The University of South Australia.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Director: Resources and Technical Services, the Manager: Library Services is responsible for mentoring and motivating an academic Library team to successfully support the research, teaching and learning aims of academic units as well as responding to campus specific priorities.

The position represents the Library through effective liaison at a range of committees throughout the University and leads essential projects for researcher, academic and student success. The position is a core member of the Library Management Group contributing to and operationalising the Library’s strategic goals.

The University of South Australia Library

The University of South Australia Library supports the University’s teaching, learning and research mission through the provision of relevant information resources and associated services. The Library also coordinates copyright for the University. There are four campus libraries located at City East, City West, Magill and Mawson Lakes and an off-campus Library Service that supports regional engagement at Whyalla and Mt Gambier. Information technology and information resource management services are managed from the Mawson Lakes campus.

The Library operates in an environment of increasing availability of digital information in support of the University’s Digital Learning Strategy. As such, it has accelerated its commitment to acquire the vast majority of resources in digital format which are accessible and discoverable via an established next generation Library Management System. The Library has a growing research collection with over 700,000 eBooks and online journals available anytime, anywhere, on any device. The Library maintains a targeted, high quality print collection and is the custodian of several valuable special collections including the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library.

The Library is operating in an environment of increasing availability of digital information and demand and it plays a significant role in training staff and students in information skills.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage, lead and motivate the Library Services staff to meet strategic targets through recruitment, training, documentation, process improvement and performance planning and management
  • Contribute as part of the management team to the strategic planning of the Library
  • Formulate and lead the Library’s response to drivers and initiatives in higher education
  • Monitor and evaluate collections and their usage to ensure teaching and learning needs are met
  • Ensure that the Library Services staff are aware of strategic directions of the University, academic units, and Research Centres

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Management experience with proven ability to lead and develop teams in a complex environment, including the development, implementation and continuous improvement of work practices and procedures
  • Well-developed strategic and problem-solving skills, including the ability to be innovative and creative in providing advice and solutions to services needs
  • High level analytical, research and writing skills to enable the effective synthesis of relevant information and data, and the provision of high-quality written reports and correspondence


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • employee assistance and development programs
  • a range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • corporate health insurance
  • a variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4018.

Applications close: 11:30pm Thursday 21 April 2022

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.

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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