Liaison Librarian

Job no: 511609
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Libraries, HEO7

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(HEO7) $ 91,187 to $101,987 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing position.

Build strategic and proactive partnerships with academics and higher degree students to deliver library support for the University’s research, teaching and learning activities. 

The successful applicant will lead outreach and engagement activities within their allocated faculty or school, and will proactively build collaborative relationships across the University.  The promotion of priority services and delivering against the Library’s Research Support Framework and Learning and Teaching Principles will be fundamental to this role.

The Liaison Librarian works under limited direction and with a degree of autonomy and is responsible for leading liaison services to designated Faculties and/or Schools to enhance scholarly and research productivity, support teaching staff to deliver excellent learning outcomes for students at all levels and to strategically participate in learning, teaching and research activities.  A key aspect of this role is to proactively engage with designated faculty and/or school staff, students and researchers to identify opportunities which support their research, learning and teaching needs while providing specialist advice that contributes to the advancement of the Library’s strategic objectives. The role has both a strategic engagement and operational focus.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, deliver and market information services in a higher education environment.
  • An understanding of contemporary and emerging pedagogical practice, digital capabilities and graduate attributes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in open access publishing and scholarly communication, impact measurements and research data management.
  • Experience in designing, leading and evaluating engaging information and research skills programs
  • Proven ability to proactively build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers ensuring customer needs are met.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 29th March 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Rebecca Whitehead
Senior Manager, Academic Liaison | University Library
T: (08) 8313 1570

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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