University Librarian

Hobart, Australia
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Tasmania, founded in 1890, has a long and proud history of significant research and teaching achievements. Operating in a dynamic and highly competitive environment, the University ranks among the top ten Australian Universities and in the top two per cent of universities world-wide.

The Library at the University of Tasmania provides high quality, client-focused services and resources to support the University's research, learning and teaching, consulting and community engagement activities.

The University Librarian provides visionary leadership and management of the University's Library Services and is responsible for: developing, implementing and articulating the Library's vision and strategic plan; delivering high quality services that contribute to the achievement of the University's strategic priorities; building visibility and communicating the Library's impact and value; managing the allocation of the Library's financial, physical and human resources; fostering a strong performance-based organisational culture; providing advice through participation in high-level committees; and representing the Library and the University in local, national and international forums.

The University Librarian will have postgraduate qualifications and eligibility for membership of the Australian Library and Information Association. S/he will be a strategic and innovative practitioner with extensive experience and achievement in managing a large library or similar organisation. S/he will be a confident and persuasive communicator able to manage complex stakeholder relationships and provide high level advice, analysis and direction on current and emerging issues in higher education and their impact on library services.

This is a full-time position for an initial period of five years based in Hobart.

For a confidential conversation and a copy of the position description please contact Jandy Godfrey, Academic Search Manager, University of Tasmania on +61 (0)408 039 833 or


Applications close Monday 18 December 2017.