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Associate Librarian, Content and Digital Library Strategy

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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 for 5 years | Full-Time

Senior Manager

Salary Range:

Reporting to:
Director of Library Services

The Associate Librarian, Content and Digital Library Strategy leads and manages the teams in the Library ensuring that content and digital library infrastructure are available to meet the information needs of the staff and students of the University in ways that align with, and support, the University’s strategic priorities and the Library’s plans.

As an Associate Librarians the appointee will make a major contribution to the development of Library plans, policies and budget.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Associate Librarian, Content and Digital Library Strategy will be accountable for:

  • Leading and managing the teams in the Library who support resources, content and digital library infrastructure to align with the University’s strategic plan and Library plans.
  • Ensuring that the teams provide and develop appropriate resources and collections in line with the University’s teaching, learning and research strategies and the Library’s collecting guidelines.

Working with the Library Senior Executive to:

  1. manage the Library budget with a special focus on collection acquisitions budget.
  2. Contribute to the development of Library plans and policies.
  3. Lead the digital transformation in the Library.
  4. Ensure library is compliant with University policies and legislations.
  5. Ensure sustainable workforce supporting University ethos and values.
  • Leading staff in the development and delivery of metadata standards, integration and practice to enable discovery of scholarly resources.
  • Ensuring the teams manage infrastructure and services to underpin the provision of high-quality information services that meet the needs of students, teachers and researchers, both on and off campus.
  • Leading, building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with relevant library vendors and peers in other Australian universities.
  • Making a major contribution to the development of Library plans, policies and budget.
  • Representing the Library on appropriate University and external committees and working groups. Deputise for the Director of Library Services 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

  • Relevant University degree and eligibility for Associate membership of ALIA.
  • High level commitment to the service ethic and the demonstrated ability to lead an effective service organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff, including the ability to foster effective continuous improvement, to manage resources and to meet project deadlines.
  • Substantial relevant professional and management experience in an academic or research library and a knowledge of current university library management trends.
  • Strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to apply these through planning, policy analysis and implementation.
  • Demonstrated High level and influential written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to make presentations.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and interest in, the developments in scholarly communication and understanding of consortia agreements, transformative publishing and open access publishing trends.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the library ethos and values; and an understanding of issues confronting academic libraries and Australian Universities.
  • Extensive experience and current knowledge of trends and developments in information and communication technology and how libraries can apply these developments.

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 11:59pm:

27 Jun 2022

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