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Digital Literacies Design Lead (Library)

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Library

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie, you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

About the Office

The Library aspires to provide dynamic and visionary services, robust and comprehensive information resources and world class learning spaces to support the Macquarie University Research and Learning and Teaching strategies. The Library has forged strong partnerships across campus and beyond.

The Role

The Digital Literacies Design Lead (Library) leads the design and development of the Library's digital literacies programs and services; provides leadership and advice in selecting, implementing, and assessing pedagogically sound approaches and tools; and provides advice to Library managers on developments in digital literacies and related frameworks.

Reporting to the Manager, Learning Skills, the role works collaboratively with the Library‚Äôs Information Literacy, Learning Skills, and Discipline/Faculty support teams in designing, implementing and assessing online learning tools and objects to support digital literacies at all levels of the university.  The role drives and models the alignment of the Library's literacies support programs and services to the University's strategic goals, and contributes to cross-Library and cross-campus communities of practice in digital literacies and online learning.

The Successful Applicant

Essential to success in the role is the ability to lead and drive programs and services in an environment of diverse and changing technologies; to proactively build and manage collaborative partnerships; and to drive and model best practice.

Selection Criteria 

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.


  • Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant academic or professional discipline, eg education/educational technologies, learning and teaching, information science/librarianship or related area, and substantial relevant experience
  • Knowledge of digital literacies and capabilities, and demonstrated ability to work with frameworks and strategic approaches to scaffold the development of literacies across the curriculum (eg Jisc, Research Skill Development (RSD) Framework, Academic Literacy Development Framework)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online and blended learning pedagogies in higher education, and experience in planning, developing, delivering and assessing online tutorials, videos or other learning objects
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage collaborative partnerships in an academic/educational environment
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in leading projects, including developing project plans, timelines and outcomes assessment
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills in both face-to-face and online environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a cross-team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and drive best practice in an environment of diverse and changing educational technologies


  • Knowledge and experience with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, Articulate Storyline, or similar.

For further details on the role and responsibility please see the position description.

Salary Package: From $99,218 - $110,402 (Level 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing position

Enquiries: Tessa Green (Manager, Learning Skills) by email:, or telephone on (02) 9850 4486

Position description: Digital Literacies Design Lead (Library) PD

Applications Close: Sunday, 30 July 2017 at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


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