Library Officer, Alternative Formats

RMIT University

Location
Australia: Melbourne - CBD
Reference #
584352
Closing Date
06-02-2020
Sector(s)

Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Full time, fixed term (until March 2021) role available
  • CBD location
  • Work effectively in a collaborative team environment

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

 

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About the role

As the Library Officer, Alternative Formats you will be coordinating the alternative formats services to students with a disability. You will manage day to day activities of the readings digitisation service for students with a disability in collaboration with the Equitable Learning Services at RMIT University. You will contribute to the delivery of alternative formats training to librarians and students and the writing informational materials on alternative formats (website and information guides).

About you

You will have a good understanding of the teaching, learning and research environments within the higher and/or vocational education sector and the role of a modern academic library. You will have strong communication skills and be able to work in a project-based environment and contribute to the team’s overall success by delivering student-focussed solutions and using your own initiative to meet deadlines.

Qualifications

Degree in Library and Information Services or other relevant disciplines, with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of at least 4 years relevant education and experience.

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role.

Applications close Tuesday, 10 December 2019.

Please note that the selected applications will be asked to complete an online test as a part of the recruitment process.

Interviews for this position will take place in January 2020.

 PD - Library Officer, Alternative Formats.pdf

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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