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Senior Librarian (Collection Strategy)

Adelaide, Australia
$90,063 - $99,696 p.a.
Closing date
14 May 2023
  • Continuing | Full-Time at 1.0FTE 
  • Higher Education Officer Level 7 | $90,063 - $99,696 p.a. 
  • Location: Bedford Park 

About the Library 

The Flinders University Library is a pivotal resource, instrumental in supporting the achievement of the University's goals and mission. The team is dedicated to enabling equitable access to information, the library is critical to the University's learning and research endeavours.

About the Role 

As the Senior Librarian (Collection Strategy) you will lead and provide oversight for the eReadings process that supports teaching and learning at Flinders University. You will be a key member of the Collection Strategy team that delivers high quality integrated services in scholarly resource acquisitions, and you will have functional supervision responsibilities in this team. You will assist with annual renewals and contribute to the assessment, evaluation and promotion of potential and existing resources in the library’s collections. As such you will work collaboratively with other library and university teams, publishers and vendors.

About You 

To be successful as the Senior Librarian (Collection Strategy), you will have extensive experience with an Integrated Library Management System and associated applications such as course reserves, and acquisitions.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Have relevant tertiary qualification, or equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrate a general to broad understanding of scholarly communication and the challenges in the acquisition of library resources, including textbooks.
  • Demonstrate organisational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to apply project methodology and manage deadlines.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Maureen Quinn

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 


Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

14 May 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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