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University Librarian

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

The Role

Macquarie University is seeking an exceptional University Librarian to provide strategic leadership and innovative management of the Library Portfolio.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and as a member of the Executive team, the Librarian will be responsible for developing a vision and plan for the library to support the University’s overall strategic objectives ‘A Framing of Futures’ and in support of the Student Success Framework and Research aspirations. This role will develop collaborative approaches to the provision of client-centered services for the library, collection and information services, within the University and with other universities, libraries and information agencies on a regional, national and international basis. It will participate actively in the governance of the University and lead developments in policy and practice in the area of scholarly communications. It will provide leadership in emerging library technologies, information environments and information management trends, issues and initiatives within higher education context. The role will also oversee the University’s Art Gallery and art and sculpture collections.

About You

This is a time of rapid and unprecedented change in higher education, scholarly communication and information technology. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in leading and managing change in a complex and dynamic environment. You will be capable of delivering client-centered services, resources and learning environments in partnership with the University’s researchers, academics, students and the public.

You will bring exceptional conceptual, analytical, and strategic planning skills, with the ability to solve complex problems, to exercise judgement and to negotiate with influence and diplomacy. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and a reputation for effective collaborative relationships both internally and externally to the University. You will have a strong commitment to overseeing and curating the University’s art and sculpture collections.

About Us

This is an exciting time to join Macquarie University. The Library and Art Gallery portfolio provides high quality, client-centered services, cultural and scholarly information resources and learning spaces that support world-class research and research enhanced teaching. The portfolio contributes to the development of graduate capabilities, research capacity, teaching excellence and community engagement in partnership with academics and other University service providers. 

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online, including a covering letter addressing the selection criteria for the position (not more than 2 pages) and your resume. 

Essential Selection Criteria

  • A strong track record of library management within higher education or the public sector
  • Experience in managing learning and teaching and student success initiatives
  • Extensive experience in managing large operational budgets, large scale operations and online/on campus service offerings
  • Exceptional conceptual, analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Post graduate qualifications
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, information environments and information management trends, issues and initiatives in higher education especially relevant to libraries
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of art collection curation, copyright law and related issues such as cultural gifts program requirements 

For further information regarding this role please view the position description and candidate brochure below.

Candidate Brochure: Download FileLibrarian Candidate brochure.pdf

Appointment Type: Full-time, 5 Year Contract 

Specific Role Enquiries: Margo Droulers on

General Enquiries: Sarah Bate on 

Applications Close: Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at 11:55PM (AEST)

Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde NSW 2109

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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