Library Resources Analyst

Boroondara, Australia
31 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Consistently among the highest ranked universities in Melbourne for education experience, including for teaching quality, graduate satisfaction
  • Attractive salary and benefits on offer
  • Full time, ongoing, Hawthorn based

About Swinburne
Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and support resources, and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job
The Library Resources Analyst reports to the Associate Director, Service Delivery, and also works closely with the Library Services teams, to collect, analyze and report on data to support management and decision making for the Library’s physical and digital collections, and the design and delivery of information discovery services.

The Library Resources Analyst takes a leading role in the implementation and use of the analytics functions of the library management systems to report on and analyze data relating to the Library’s physical and digital collections to support collection management, collection development activities, and delivery of effective library discovery services. The position will also focus on the Alma COUNTER statistical reporting tool and other internal and external usage data for detailed analysis of the Library’s digital collections to evaluate the cost effectiveness and usage of digital resources, identify trends in collection use, and contribute to collection development strategies based on analysis and evidence. The position participates in the modelling and forecasting of collection expenditures to assist with collection development activities and decision-making, and coordinates the collection and reporting of library data for the University and other agencies, including reporting for the annual Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) statistics.

The position actively seeks opportunities for collection and discovery service improvements by keeping up to date with developments in standards, systems and technology, and ensures the collection and analysis of relevant statistical and analytical data to drive decision-making and innovation.

Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training.
  • Significant direct experience in the management and/or delivery of online library information resources in a scholarly publishing or higher education environment.
  • Direct knowledge of developing or managing library collections in the tertiary education sector.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

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How to apply
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Tony Davies, Associate Director, Library on +61 3 9214 5228.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5pm, Monday 14 August 2017.