Scholarly Resources Librarian

Swinburne University of Technology

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Reference #
0569_05/24_RTR
Closing Date
27-05-2024
Salary
Full time, ongoing position at our vibrant Hawthorn campus

About the Role 
Swinburne University is currently seeking a Scholarly Resources Librarian to join their dynamic Library team. The Scholarly Resources Librarian plays a key role in evaluating, acquiring, and managing scholarly resources essential for supporting teaching, learning, and research activities. 

In this varied role, you will contribute to the timely and effective evaluation and renewal of a range of subscription resources and investigate new resources. You will apply your skills in analytics and data visualisation to support ongoing budget management and collection evaluation. Leveraging your communication skills, you will negotiate with vendors on pricing and licence terms to optimise value for money for the University. You will help coordinate complex invoicing workflows to ensure timely payment and uninterrupted access to resources. You will also have the opportunity to initiate and lead collection and process improvement projects.

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • Demonstrated experience in the acquisition and management of scholarly resources, preferably in an academic library.
  • Strong knowledge of issues and trends in collection development, acquisitions, licensing and access.
  • Strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to manage projects and complete tasks to deadlines.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Demonstrated skills in digital technologies including library management systems (preferably Alma), analytics software and finance systems.

Qualifications
Degree in library or information science or equivalent which qualifies for Associate (Professional) membership of the Australian Library and Information Association and relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au. 

Applications Close: Monday 27 May 2024, at 11.00pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements, please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

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

For any support please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant (#LI-SW)

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