Senior Librarian, City Campus

Adelaide, Australia
$94,206 - $104,282 p.a. 
17 Jul 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fixed term for 2 years from commencement date | Full-Time at 1.0FTE 
  • Higher Education Officer Level 7 | $94,206 - $104,282 p.a. 
  • Location: Bedford Park/ City Campus / Kaurna Country  
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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. The library has branches in various locations including Bedford Park, Sturt, the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library, Tonsley and soon at the upcoming City Campus.

About the Role 

We have an incredibly unique and exciting opening within the University Library portfolio as the Senior Librarian (city Campus). This role will be responsible for taking a lead role in the establishment, development, and operation of the City Campus – Festival Tower, Library.

As the successful incumbent, you will be a member of the Library’s Patron Engagement team and is responsible for providing leadership and local support for provision of library services and resources at the City Campus. The Senior Librarian (City Campus) will work with the Associate Director, City Campus Services, and other professional staff at the City Campus to build campus culture and teams. Great customer service and service delivery are at the heart of what this role is about.

Some of the key responsibilities of the position are:

  • Developing the Library’s City Campus service and resource offerings, in collaboration with Associate Director, Engagement & Scholarly Communication, Academic Engagement Lead and the Library Coordinator (Patron Engagement) and in consultation with the Associate Director, City Campus.
  • Establishing appropriate library collections for City Campus teaching and learning needs.
  • Working collaboratively with other service delivery providers at the City Campus to develop shared understanding of the support model for staff and students.
  • Ensuring City Campus service offerings are consistent with Library operations at other locations and align with Library and University strategic priorities.
  • Providing leadership and functional supervision to library staff working at City Campus including training and support.

About You

To be successful in this role, you are passionate about providing excellent customer service experience to our students and stakeholders. You can prioritise well and have great adaptability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment. You have great communicational skills and can work efficiently independently as well as part of a close-knit team of professionals. You build effective relationships with stakeholders of various levels to deliver outstanding outcomes.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role include:

  • Demonstrated experience in service delivery in an academic or research library, including leading staff to desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a project to completion, including planning, delivery of milestones, and reporting to senior leaders.
  • Demonstrated high level organisation and administrative skills and the capacity and capability to work with disparate groups across campuses through collegial work practices.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop reports and project documentation and liaise and negotiate with a variety of clients.
  • Demonstrated experience taking initiative and working collaboratively in a complex environment.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and data analysis to make informed recommendations regarding services, and to take responsibility for achieving outcomes.

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. 

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 

  • In addition to uploading your CV, please submit a Cover Letter addressing the 6 key position capabilities addressed in the body of the ad.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Liz Hounslow

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


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

30 July 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.