Subject Librarian

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

Subject Librarian-2400767



About our team/Mō te tīma

The University of Otago Library is an essential partner in the University's educational, research and student success priorities. We cultivate an environment that promotes respect, integrity, curiosity, and community. Within the University, the Library is a catalyst for student success, research, creativity, and transformation. With nine libraries across four University sites the library offers flexible, service and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. We are proud of the important role we play in the student and academic experience at Otago.

The role/Te mahi

We have an exciting opportunity for a library/information professional to join the University of Otago Library, based in Dunedin. Reporting to a Library Divisional Manager, the Subject Librarian provides in-depth assistance and support to the University community across teaching, learning and research.

In this role, you will contribute to the development, evaluation and improvement of library services based on the needs of academic departments and programmes. This includes working closely with supervisors and research students to build an understanding of current and future learning, teaching and research needs. You will participate in innovative strategies to improve library services and support learning opportunities.

We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic, curious, and innovative, who thrives on using their sound knowledge of library or archival systems and standards.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

You will have relevant qualifications and experience in librarianship and experience in supporting information skills programs. A strong understanding of scholarly communication and open scholarship is desirable.

You will:
•    Have highly developed interpersonal communication skills.
•    Have a professional, service-oriented approach, engaging with students and staff to deliver quality information services.
•    Thrive working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment and always exercise sound judgement.
•    Be a natural problem solver, and technology-savvy, you are a master at time management and able to meet competing priorities.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week) position, working within the Information Services Unit based in Dunedin.

The salary range for this position is $70,602 to $82,849 per annum.

For confidential enquiries, please contact Richard German, Divisional Manager, Sciences and Health Sciences via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2400767 will close on Wednesday, 15 May 2024.

Additional Information

Contact: Richard German    Tel: 03 479 7403

Position details: Job Description

Further Information: Department Website

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Salary Level and Range Level 6 (Range of Appointments $70,602 to $76,668, Top of Range $82,849)
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