University Librarian

Melbourne, Australia
22 May 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, Fixed Term role 3-year appointment.
  • Showcase your leadership abilities to communicate vision and strategic direction, establish a performance orientated culture and drive accountability.
  • Agile, flexible environment at our leafy Bundoora campus.

About the Role:

La Trobe University invites applications for the position of University Librarian. Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), the University Librarian is responsible for supporting students, staff and communities through learning and knowledge creation and providing integrated scholarly collections, relevant and responsive information services, and academic support programs.

The University Librarian will play a major role in contributing to the University’s 2030 strategy, championing leading practice in the delivery of high-quality, client-focused services and programs to ensure the achievement of the University’s learning, teaching and research objectives.

The role will oversee the financial management of the University libraries, including the preparation and monitoring of annual library budgets.

Demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence and outstanding service and possessing a vision for excellence in meeting the future needs of the University is essential, as is a vision for respecting and advancing the role of information technology in collaboration with senior leaders within and across portfolios.

Skills and Knowledge

The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and management experience, a strong understanding of the academic context, high-level experience in the employment of technology in a library environment and excellent communication, negotiation, and collaborative skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a positive contribution to the broader academic life of the University and build strategic collaborations with the various elements of the Australian and international library community.

The ability to lead and direct the management of all library staff, capacity to develop effective procedures, strategies and work programs to provide the required outcomes to support the University's objectives is essential.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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How to apply

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Closing date: Sunday 26 June 2022

Enquiries: Melissa Magaton E.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The University’s Health and Safety Procedure – COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Measures, requires staff engaged to perform work onsite at La Trobe University to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are exempt from being vaccinated due to a recognised medical contraindication. This position will require the incumbent to work onsite. As such, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the applicant being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and providing satisfactory evidence of their vaccination or exemption status to the University.

 Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • An up-to-date resume; and

A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is found in the position description.

Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students, and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners, and communities now and in future

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

La Trobe Cultural Qualities:

We are Accountable, we are Connected, we are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.