Arts Faculty Librarian

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 11 Jun 2023

Job no: 0002384
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Continuing
Department/School: Scholarly Services
Salary: 
UOM 9 – $134,320-$139,749 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Oversee library services, collections, and resources to support research, learning, and teaching.
  • Lead a small team to deliver high-quality library programs, while also fostering strategic partnerships with faculty stakeholders.
  • $134,320-$139,749, 17% super, benefits, and a flexible hybrid work environment! 

About the Role
As the Arts Faculty Librarian, you will lead engagement with the Faculty of Arts and Fine Arts and Music in library services, collections, and resources that support research and learning, and teaching.
Working with key faculty stakeholders (both academic and professional staff) you will lead a team of liaison and liaison support librarians to deliver high-quality, impactful, scalable, and sustainable programs. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and directing library services to the Arts Faculty and indirectly to Fine Arts and Music Faculty, contributing to the University’s and faculties’ strategic teaching, learning, and research goals.
  • Leading strategic stakeholder-library engagement and developing effective partnerships with academics and researchers in Arts Faculty, Scholarly Services colleagues, and professional staff to develop and deliver effective services and strategic initiatives. 
  • Leading the team of Arts liaison librarians, with a clear focus on efficient and effective services and improvements, building capability to deliver strategic goals, and managing performance to build a highly effective team.

Who we are looking for
We’re looking for experienced librarians with a background in effective management of library services in higher education, including the development of library collections and development of information research skills in a variety of audiences in the University. You will be an innovative leader who can develop collaborative, high-performing work teams and implement change in the workplace.

You will also have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline and significant relevant management experience and/or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience. Must be eligible for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
  • Proven capacity to effectively build relationships and negotiate with a range of clients, including key faculty staff and academics.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and deliver impactful, innovative library services and partnership opportunities that support University and Faculty goals and programs, particularly through the use of technological solutions.

Candidates with qualifications or experience relevant to the Arts or Fine Arts and Music disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your new team –Scholarly Services
Scholarly Services comprises two programs: Research and Collections and Teaching and Learning Innovation, reporting to the position of Director, Scholarly Services, and University Librarian. These portfolios support the scholarly life of the University.

What we offer you!
In addition to joining an amazing team, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

The University of Melbourne
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Be yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au .

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including your resume, and a cover letter addressing the 3 selection criteria^ below.

1. Demonstrated ability to lead and develop collaborative, high-performing work teams and implement change in the workplace.

2. Proven capacity to effectively build relationships and negotiate with a range of clients, including key faculty staff and academics. 

3. Demonstrated ability to initiate and deliver impactful, innovative library services and partnership opportunities that support University and Faculty goals and programs, particularly through the use of technological solutions

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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