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Manager, Library Services (HEO 9)

Adelaide, Australia
$123,186 - $127,382 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing date
22 Feb 2023
  • Based in the University Library Unit at the City East campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Salary Range: $123,186 - $127,382 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

The Manager: Library Services is responsible for the entire Library team based at a given campus. This position is responsible for addressing strategic campus and Division based issues and the management and delivery of facilities, services and resources in support of the academic programs and research activities of the University.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

The University of South Australia Library supports the University’s teaching learning and research mission through 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 as well as the Off Campus Library Service. Information technology and information resource management services are on the Mawson Lakes campus. The Library has a growing research collection with over 700,000 ebooks and online journals as well as print resources and archival collections.

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

The University has adopted a Digital Library Strategy to accelerate the acquisition of books in digital format and has adopted a next generation Library Management System as part of its commitment to making information resources accessible to the University community 24x7.

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
  • Formulate and lead the Library’s response to drivers and initiatives in higher education to ensure the effective delivery of services and resources to academic staff and students
  • 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, Institutes and Centres
  • Maximise strategic alliances and collaboration within the University especially with staff of the Teaching Innovation Unit, Student Experience Unit, UniSA Online and Information Strategy and Technology Services staff

 Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (such as library and information management, information technology, management or education), with experience in implementing contemporary Library services and impacting a positive customer experience
  • Extensive management experience with the 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 interpersonal and communication skills including demonstrated ability to liaise with senior academics and educational support staff in the University
  • 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: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Employee assistance and development programs 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • 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 Emma Kelvin, Consultant:  Recruitment Central.  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 4883

Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 22 February 2023

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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