Scholarly Communications Librarian

Randwick, Australia
14 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Sydney Library is seeking an experienced library / information / research professional for the role of Scholarly Communications Librarian. You will lead the development and delivery of Library services to support researchers in engaging with innovative and established publishing models and technologies, and in meeting the requirements of the university Open Access Policy for research outputs. You will have expert knowledge of publishing models, communication and repository technologies, publisher licences and contracts and copyright.

About the role

  • $102K-$115K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Continuing 
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides high-level expertise and strategy to the University and individual researchers on the changing modes of scholarly publishing and communication, in order to help ensure wider visibility and impact of UNSW’s scholarship and knowledge assets. The role provides expert advice to inform the delivery of the Library’s scholarly communications support services for researchers and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and is responsible for supporting the University’s Open Access Policy for research outputs.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • High level communication skills with the ability to develop resources, provide presentations to academic audiences, and engage with academic staff and research managers at all levels.
  • Significant experience working within a library or information service, research management or researcher role within a research intensive institution.
  • A combination of postgraduate library and information management and / or research qualifications and experience which equip you with an authentic and deep understanding of the reseach process and the needs of researchers. 

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Martin Borchert, University Librarian 


T: (61 2) 9385 2662

Applications close: Monday 2 April 2018