Reference Librarian

Melbourne, Australia
04 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Swanston Library
  • Part Time (21.60 hpw), Continuing Position
  • $75,578 to $81,811 pro rata + super

Our Organisation
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. RMIT University Library is a creative partner in the achievement of the University's teaching, learning and research goals and works in collaboratively with Units across the University to achieve those goals.

The Library is composed of three main functional areas: Resources; Information Services and Student Success. It also has three principal Library sites at Swanston Street, Bundoora and Carlton, as well as a library service at Bundoora East and at the Brunswick Campus. This role is based at the city campus.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

This position is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality reference and information services at the direction of the Coordinator, References Services. This includes but is not limited to responsibility for face-to-face reference, Ask a librarian online services, Inservice training, information skills and orientation. This position is expected to actively lead and mentor other reference staff in relation to these activities and will be involved in cross-site working groups.

The position works collaboratively on the development of online tools and services that engage users with library collections and services. It supports the development of reference and subject competencies and assists with collection tasks, projects and user guides (both print and digital). Rostered weekend work and evening shifts are an essential component of this position.

Skills and Experience Required

In line with this role, we are seeking energetic applicants who have demonstrated extensive experience in reference work preferably in an academic library. The candidate should show a proven ability to engage with customers to satisfy their information needs and possess excellent written and oral communication/interpersonal skills relevant to the position. The applicant will require a mandatory Degree in Library and Information Services or equivalent with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of extensive relevant experience and/or education/training. Preferred - Experience in the development of digital materials.

Eligibility for membership of ALIA is required.

To Apply

To view a position description please visit and search using job reference number 558323 or for further information please contact Tanya Bramley on +61 3 9925 2443.

Applications close Sunday 17 September 2017.

All applicants are required to provide a separate statement addressing the position description key selection criteria in addition to providing a resume and covering letter.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.