Librarian, Subscriptions and Datasets

RMIT University

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Australia: Melbourne - Bundoora
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Full time, continuing role
  • Salary level HEW 6
  • Based at the Bundoora West Campus

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. 


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. 

About the role /College 

RMIT University Library shapes the education and research experience, transforming how our learners and staff discover, access, use and create knowledge. The Library is responsible for scholarly information and how it is accessed and disseminated, as well as the provision of services such as learner learning support, academic mentoring programs, information management and archives. The Library provides resources, services and facilities to support the information needs of RMIT's large and globally distributed learner and staff population.  It engages with other groups within the University to design initiatives that have a positive impact on the learner experience including the provision of direct support, advice and guidance for learners’ academic skill development. 

The role of Librarian, Subscriptions is part of the team responsible for organizing and carrying out tasks relevant to acquisition, management, discoverability and access for the Library’s subscription resources. This position is within the Collections Unit and may be required to work across other Collections Teams to achieve Unit goals. This role includes undertaking work of a higher degree of complexity such as problem solving or researching and piloting new workflows. Supervision and co-ordination of Library Assistants and Casual staff undertaking Collection maintenance tasks may be required as part of this role.

The role may also be required to work across the Library on projects and programs of work. 

Skills & Experience

  • Well-developed knowledge of automated Library systems and a solid understanding of relevant data formats
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, including critical analysis and evaluation
  • Proven record of adopting a flexible approach to work and adapting to a constantly changing work environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communications skills including the ability to liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated focus on providing an excellent customer experience
  • Proven experience in the management of metadata using current industry description standards and schemas for Library resources in all formats, preferably in an academic library
  • Demonstrated aptitude for using Microsoft Office Suite or similar software, FTP and software packages used to manipulate bibliographic and associated records.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement, towards team goals.


Degree in Library and Information Services or equivalent with subsequent relevant experience  

Desirable: Eligibility for Associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)  

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

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. 
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards. 
  • 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. For further information, please contact Anne Keane Rispin at

 PD - Librarian Subscriptions.pdf

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email with your request(s).  

Applications close 19th of February 2020.

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.  



Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

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