Research Librarian, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Sydney, Australia
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The University Library provides high quality, client centered services, information resources and learning spaces that support world-class research and research enhanced teaching. The Library contributes to the development of graduate capabilities, research capacity, teaching excellence and community engagement in partnership with academics and other University service providers.

The Information Access and Advisory Services (IAAS) Department is responsible for the provision of information and research services, information skills development as well as access to the collection for the Library clients

The Role

As a Research Librarian you will be part of a team responsible for providing high quality research, teaching and learning support services to researchers, academics, and students in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Knowledge of disciplinary resources, methodologies and research tools, and a demonstrated ability to provide in-depth subject advice and support are essential. You will have experience in identifying and responding to the research and teaching needs of academics and researchers, and in supporting research engagement and impact assessment activities. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, research metrics, bibliographic and data management tools and practice, support for literature reviews, collection development and evaluation, and the development and delivery of research training programs.

As a member of a small discipline-focused team reporting to the Library Discipline Group Leader, Science and Engineering, this role will suit someone with highly-developed knowledge and experience in digital scholarship and scholarly communication and an interest in exploring the emerging opportunities within research support services.

A degree or research support experience in a STEM field will be an advantage.

Day, evening and weekend shifts may be required.

To be considered for this position, you must submit a cover letter and a separate document addressing the selection criteria below and upload these along with your CV as part of the application process:

Selection Criteria

  • Degree or equivalent experience in library, information science or related discipline
  • Experience, and demonstrated ability, in the provision of in-depth research support to clients in the context of changing scholarly communication practices
  • Skill and experience in developing and managing client relationships within an academic or research environment
  • Knowledge of scaffolded approaches to research skill development, and demonstrated ability to deliver tailored research development activities using innovative technologies to enhance presentation, facilitation and engagement
  • Skill and experience in the development, promotion, and evaluation of relevant and sustainable subject collections that support research and teaching
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both face to face and online environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

For further information regarding this role, please view the position description below.

Salary Package: From $80,231 to $88,561 p.a. (HEW Level 6), plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing, start immediately

Specific Role Enquiries: Jo Hardy, Library Discipline Group Leader, Science and Engineering on +61 2 9850 7535 or

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss at

Applications Close: 11:55 pm on Sunday, 25 February 2018 AEDT

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.