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Library Specialist (Scholarly Communication)

Adelaide, Australia
$94,206 - $104,282 p.a.
Closing date
5 Nov 2023
  • Continuing | Full-Time at 1.0FTE 
  • Higher Education Officer Level 7 | $94,206 - $104,282 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / 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.

About the Role 

We have an impactful opening within our Flinders University Library team as the Library Specialist (Scholarly Communication). As the successful incumbent, you will be a key member of the Library Research Engagement team and will be responsible for delivering specialised scholarly communication advice, support and training to the University academic community.

Some of the key responsibilities of the position are:

  • Providing subject matter expertise on scholarly communication for the University research community, including publishing opportunities via open access mechanisms, publishing opportunities via Read & Publish (‘transformative agreements’), and bibliodiversity.
  • Developing and maintaining a suite of training materials and activities on scholarly communication.
  • Developing and maintaining appropriate communications channels, such as webpages and social media presence.
  • Contributing to the development of scholarly communication expertise within the library
  • Acting as a champion for diversity in publishing, including open access options.

About You 

To be successful, you have experience in the scholarly communication field. You have knowledge in open access and transformative agreements and you are an advocate for the research community, not only within the organisation but also the wider community. You are a champion for diversity and can work autonomously as well part of a group of close-knit professionals.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role include:

  • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication practices and open access principles.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering training and advisory services to researchers, higher degree by research students, and research support specialists.
  • General to broad knowledge of publication metrics principles, reporting practices, and tools.
  • Familiarity with research systems for capturing and displaying research outputs.
  • Demonstrated well developed to high level communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and data visualisation tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and proactively within own team and with other teams.

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). 

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment 

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies. 

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 a Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the 7 Key Position Capabilities addressed in the body of the ad.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Liz Hounslow
  • Please see here for our Reconciliation Action Plan  
  • Please see here for our Indigenous Workforce Strategy  


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

05 Nov 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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