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Friday, December 2, 2016

QULOC Executive Officer, 2017-2019

QULOC is seeking an Executive Officer for a two year period commencing February 2017. The QULOC Executive Officer works closely with the Convenor, and provides executive support to the University Librarians' Committee and the QULOC Working Parties. The position is expected to be filled by secondment or other fixed term arrangement and is for 21.75 hours (3 days) per week for two years.  Applications are sought from suitably qualified library staff.  The salary will be in the range of HEW 7, however staff currently classified at a higher level may be considered for the position without compromising their normal salary.

The position requires a broad knowledge of the issues being considered by QULOC and its Working Parties, high-level communication and organisational skills, demonstrated initiative and ability to work without close supervision.

Further information can be obtained from Justine Cawley on 0434 601 827 or (07) 3284 5436, or email quloc.exec.officer@gmail.com

To apply, please download the Executive Officer Duty Statement and Selection Criteria from the QULOC website.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Positions vacant: University of New England Library

The University Library at UNE is in the implementation stage of its new structure.  They are seeking enthusiastic individuals for the following vacant positions to join the library and contribute to its future directions.

Closing date 13 November:
Research Data Librarian
Learning and Teaching Services Librarian (4 positions)

Closing date 20 November:
Senior Research Publications and Data Librarian

For a copy of the position descriptions and to apply online go to http://www.une.edu.au/jobs-at-une/current-vacancies

Friday, October 21, 2016

Positions vacant: University of New England Library

The University Library at UNE is in the implementation stage of its new structure.  The following vacant positions are new and we are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the library and contribute to its future directions.

Senior Information Resources Management Librarian
The Senior Information Resources Management Librarian provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating information resources in all formats into the library collections, including developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards and technical issues relating to acquisitions, licensing, access and usage of electronic resources and recommending and implementing new initiatives for managing and processing library material.

UNE is seeking an innovative, flexible and forward-thinking individual to lead a new team and to guide and promote individual, professional and organisational developments to achieve library strategic goals. To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of consortia purchasing as well as acquisition and procurement processes for electronic and print information resources.  It is essential that you have knowledge and understanding of licensing requirements, knowledge of the global publishing environment and an understanding of its impact on the Library collection strategy.

Information Resources Access Librarian
The Information Resources Access Librarian provides leadership for the ongoing service delivery to on-campus and online students and academic staff through effective management of all client requests for interlibrary loans, document delivery, reserve collections and digitisation requests.
The successful candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of national and international resource sharing programs, sound knowledge of Copyright requirements in an academic environment and the terms of license agreements relating to electronic resources, demonstrated superior administrative skills and communication skills and the ability to innovate programs and services and to lead a team in a rapidly changing environment.

For a copy of the position descriptions and to apply online go to http://www.une.edu.au/jobs-at-une/current-vacancies

Applications close:   6 November 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Position vacant, JCU: Team Leader, Client Services, Mabo Library, Townsville

JCU are currently recruiting for the following position: Team Leader, Client Services, Mabo Library, Townsville

The Team Leader, Client Services manages a team of librarians, library officers, and student casuals to deliver high quality library and information services, first level information and communications technologies (ICT) services, and other University information and referral services; and supports JCU student and staff use of the library and learning commons facilities.  The incumbent oversees library service delivery at the InfoHelp service desk and coordinates the InfoHelp Rovers program. The Team Leader, Client Services liaises with other areas of the University relevant to the delivery of library services including external providers, academic and other professional staff regarding the digital object repository, client services, exam scanning and financial services for receipting and debt collection.

For a copy of the position description and to apply online go to: https://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/professional-and-technical-jobs.

Applications close: 8 November 2016. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Position vacant: Library Content and Discovery Manager, University Library, University of New England

Library Content and Discovery Manager, University Library, University of New England

UNE is seeking an innovative, energetic and team oriented manager who displays a strong client service focus with a commitment to continuous improvement.

The Library Content and Discovery Manager is responsible for providing leadership in and management for a range of content and discovery systems for the development and delivery of the digital services required to support Library service goals and University strategic directions in learning, teaching and research.  This includes the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management system and the Ex Libris Primo discovery service, as well as the University Library website.

To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience with library systems, demonstrate in depth knowledge of trends and emerging solutions in areas relevant to library technology and digital initiatives, high level expertise in operational planning and project management, and the ability to lead and manage change involving the implementation of new technologies.

For a copy of the position description and to apply online go to http://www.une.edu.au/jobs-at-une/current-vacancies

Applications close:   6 November 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Position vacant: Research Content Support Officer, Griffith University

Research Content Support Officer (HEW6)
Library Technology Services, Griffith University

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.

Do you have good communication and problem solving skills and experience working with technologies for managing research content? Our small hard-working team is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible person to support the development and improvement of repositories, publishing platforms, and other services.Library Technology Services provides technical platforms for the effective management of and access to scholarly content including library resources, subject guides, course readings and research outputs. The team has an expanding role in supporting repositories and publishing platforms that expose Griffith-generated research content to global audiences to increase the impact and influence of the University’s scholarship and research.

The role:
The Research Content Support Officer supports the development of solutions and services for storing, managing and disseminating a wide range of research content, including scholarly journals, research outputs and theses. These services include the Griffith Research Online institutional repository, Griffith University Research Theses collection, Griffith ePress, and providing Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).The role may include the analysis of requirements, implementation of upgrades and enhancements, and / or application development across a range of technologies. Under broad direction and guidance, this position will consult with stakeholders and analyse, develop and implement enhancements to solutions and services that support researchers across all campuses.

The person: 
You should have a relevant degree as well as experience supporting multiple research content technologies in a higher education environment. You will be comfortable working both as part of a team and independently and should have experience handling complex tasks and contributing to projects in a changing environment. You must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including academics, IT professionals, librarians and information managers, and software vendors. Your high-level written communication skills enable you to produce high quality technical documentation and to contribute to reports for non-technical audiences.In addition to being technically proficient, the ideal candidate would have some understanding of relevant metadata standards, Australian copyright legislation and government policies relating to research assessment and open access.

Salary range:
HEW Level 6: $72,288 - $77,282 per annum. Salary package including 17% superannuation contribution: $84,578 - $90,421 per annum.

Further information:
Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following link: 

For position queries, contact Ms Sam Searle, Manager, Library Technology Services on +61 (0) 7 3735 6786 or email samantha.searle@griffith.edu.au.

For application queries, contact Ms Akansha Srivastav, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 4381.

General staff positions (non-academic) are open to Australian permanent residents and citizen only

All applications must be submitted online.

Closing date: Friday, 12 August 2016 at 5pm AEST. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Position vacant: Team Leader, Repository and Metadata Services, JCU

Team Leader, Repository and Metadata Services

JCU Library is currently recruiting for a Team Leader, Repository and Metadata Services.
Reporting to the Assoc. Director, Information Resources, the position is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the ResearchOnline@JCU institutional repository, and for metadata standards across library collections and LIS managed repositories.

This is a full time continuing position, HEWL7. 
More information is available online at: http://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/professional/index.htm
Reference number 15657
Applications close 24th July. 

For further information please contact Carolyn.Tredrea@jcu.edu.au (phone 4781 4532).

Friday, May 27, 2016

Position vacant: Manager, Information & Digital Literacy

The University of Queensland Library is currently recruiting for the following position:

Manager, Information & Digital Literacy
Learning and Research Services
This is a leadership and management position within the University of Queensland Library. The primary role is to manage the Information Literacy and Digital Team. In line with the guiding principles in the UQ Library Information and Digital Literacy Strategic Framework 2016 – 2020, the role involves working collaboratively with other Managers and staff across the Library to ensure the provision of information literacy training, IT training and digital information literacy co-ordination. The position also involves taking a leadership role in promoting the UQ Library and in partnering with other Library units and with external partners.

This is a full time continuing position located within Learning and Research Services, located at the St Lucia campus.

Further details are available on UQJobs (search under the Job Reference Number 499083 or through the attached link)

Applications close: 9 June 2016 (11:55 pm – E. Australian Standard time)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

QULOC Event Announcement: Career Planning: Developing your Future

The QULOC Staffing Issues Working Party announces:

Career Planning: Developing your future, delivered by Sue Hutley, Director, Library Services, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
9:30am – 12:00pm, Friday 26 August 2016, P512, QUT, Gardens Point campus.

This workshop, aimed at library staff HEW5 and above, will offer tools, techniques, and new ways of thinking about planning your career. Sue will discuss how to play to your strengths, how to plan ahead for contingencies and how to make the most of your employment situation. Sue delivered a version of this workshop at the ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium in July 2015 and for a number of university library staff since that conference. 

Activities within the workshop will encourage participants to consider:

  • Howw do you see your situation, both personally and professionally, as part of a team and the library in relation to change and strategic priorities.  
  • How might your work (skills and responsibilities) change in the next few years, and how prepared are you for this change.
  • What makes you come to work, what do you like about your work, how can you take responsibility to change things you don’t like.
  • Who are your champions, and how can they help you. 
  • How can you collectively empower your colleagues.

Morning tea will be included.

Ticket prices:
QULOC Members:           $40.00
Non QULOC:                      $50.00
Students:                            $30.00

Places for this workshop are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! To book online go to:
For further information, please contact quloc.exec.officer@gmail.com

Friday, April 15, 2016

Position vacant: Branch Library Manager, QUT Library

Branch Library Manager, Library, Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support, Queensland University of Technology

The position of Branch Library Manager at QUT’s Kelvin Grove Campus Library, as a member of the Library Leadership Team, contributes to the planning, development and delivery of the Library service and manages the resources and services for this campus Library.

The position is ongoing, full-time and is located at the Kelvin Grove Campus.

For a copy of the position description and to apply online go to Jobs at QUT

CLOSING DATE – 2 May 2016