Library Content & Discovery Manager

Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
$90,312 to $104,809
18 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuing, full-time
  • $ 90,312 to $ 104,809 per annum (Level 8)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia, is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The University Library Directorate includes the Dixson Library, the Law Library and the University's Archives and Heritage Centre. The University of New England Library has a long-standing reputation for a scholarly collection and professional service excellence in contributing to the learning, teaching and research directions of the University. The Library strengthens the University through leadership in research skills development and scholarly communication. Specialised services are designed to support the large population of online students, and study facilities in the libraries provide flexible learning environments for on-campus students. The Heritage Centre is a regional repository for the State Records Authority of New South Wales.

About the role
UNE is seeking an innovative, energetic and team oriented manager who is accustomed to working with teams, and displays a strong client service focus with a commitment to continuous improvement. As a senior leader within the University Library, the Library Content and Discovery Manager will demonstrate in depth knowledge of trends and emerging solutions in areas relevant to library technology and digital initiatives.

The Library Content and Discovery Manager's focus is on developing and integrating services enabling access to scholarly resources and services. The Manager is responsible for providing leadership in and
management for a range of content and discovery systems for the development and delivery of the digital services required to support Library service goals and University strategic directions in learning,
teaching and research. This includes the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management system and the Ex Libris Primo discovery service, as well as the University Library website. Central to this role are
collaboration with Library staff and forming effective working relationships with key University stakeholders, in particular the Information Technology Directorate, as well as vendors and external professional communities.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience with library systems, high level expertise in operational planning and project management and the ability to lead and manage change involving the implementation of new technologies. You will also have postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications, in library
and information services/management and be eligible for Associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.

To discuss this role please contact Blanca Pizzani, Associate University Librarian (Scholarly Resources) phone 02 6773 1992 or email . To find out more about the University Library visit

About Armidale
Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date: 6 November 2016

Reference No: 216122

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.