Graduate Library Officer (HEO 4)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 20 Jul 2022

  • Based in the University Library located at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Two full-time, fixed term 2 year contracts
  • Commencement Salary: $67,739 (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Graduate Library Officer is a developmental position for those intending to undertake the UniSA’s Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management or have recently completed Postgraduate studies in Information Management. The Graduate Library Officer will develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully undertake duties within the library and information science profession whilst undertaking rotations though various service areas of the Library.

This role requires changes in the duties undertaken at intervals determined by the Deputy Director to provide opportunities to broaden experience and allow the Library to respond to new university priorities.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

The University of South Australia Library supports the University’s teaching learning and research mission through provision of relevant information resources and associated services. The Library also coordinates copyright for the University. There are five campus libraries, located at City East, City West, Magill, Mawson Lakes and Whyalla as well as the Off Campus Library Service. Information technology and information resource management services are on the Mawson Lakes campus. The Library has a growing research collections with over 700,000 eBooks and online journals as well as print resources and archival collections.

The Library is operating in an environment of increasing availability of digital information and demand and plays a significant role in training staff and students in information skills.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support the Academic Librarians develop training resources
  • Receive and invoice complex monograph, journal and electronic resources orders using the acquisitions module of an integrated library management system
  • Assist with collection maintenance, including collection audits and database maintenance and quality control activities
  • Check copyright eligibility for material digitised for teaching and learning
  • Under the direction of senior team members, research, analyse, develop, implement, evaluate, interpret, report and provide timely advice or recommendations on issues, policies and projects

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Recent Graduate from UniSA or expected completion by end of 2022 in a related discipline
  • Eligible to meet the requirements for entry into Postgraduate studies in Information Management at the University of South Australia
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly become a productive member of a cross-functional team
  • Demonstrated written, verbal and interpersonal skills to enable effective communication and interaction with other people at appropriate levels of the organisation
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, a high level of customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyse and summarise information
  • Demonstrated high level of computer skills and experience in using the Microsoftt Office Suite


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 0482 or via email at using job reference number 4247.

Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 20 July 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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