University Librarian

Melbourne, Australia
13 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, consistently ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. Globally minded, progressive in culture and enterprising in outlook, we are committed to world-class standards of education and research to benefit communities in Australia and overseas. 

One of Australia’s foremost academic libraries, Monash University Library has a long-standing reputation for technological innovation and excellence in supporting learning, teaching and research. Located across multiple sites on our campuses in Melbourne and overseas, the Library is at the heart of the University’s academic enterprise. It plays an essential role in realising Monash’s ambitious strategy to equip the University for a more competitive and globalised future. 

Major investment is being made in redevelopment of the Library to enable it to keep pace with the diverse and changing needs of its users and to respond to ever-evolving learning and teaching styles. Major works are providing better access to the Library collection, creating flexible learning spaces and modernising the Library’s services and facilities. 

The Opportunity

Monash is seeking to appoint an outstanding University Librarian to help shape and inspire its future. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice-President, the appointee will provide vision and strategic leadership across the University Library, contributing to the development of the University, and taking accountability for the overall Library experience. Working closely with the Library’s team of Directors, the University Librarian will grow the Library's collection, with an emphasis on electronic resources. The appointee will lead strategies for furthering research skills and assisting student learning, including the continued development of innovative library services to meet changing needs. The University Librarian will contribute to University agendas on research and education and be an advocate for the Library both within the University and externally.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of successful leadership in a large academic and/or research library, including an understanding of information technology applications in library resources and services. Superb communication skills and a demonstrated ability to articulate and implement a compelling vision will be essential.

Enquiries and applications

For further information and initial enquiries please contact the executive search firm Perrett Laver at, or +61 (0)2 8354 4019.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at quoting 3210 before Tuesday, 10 October 2017.