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Director, University Library (University Librarian)

Federation University Australia - Ballarat Central, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • Strategic Executive Appointment
  • Innovative Service Delivery
  • Regional Presence, Global Reach

Federation University is seeking an innovative Library Services leader as its next Director, University Library. This University Librarian role provides leadership and strategic direction to the University’s library services and to lead the digital transformation agenda in the planning, implementation and continuous enhancement of informal learning spaces in supporting the education, research and community engagement functions of the University.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve. We are one of Australia’s oldest tertiary institutions, known today for our innovative approach to teaching and learning. For 150 years, we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

About the role

The Director, University Library is responsible for providing the strategic direction, management and leadership of a client-focused and innovative library. The incumbent will lead the planning and implementation of a digital-enhanced library services and spaces, to meet the present and future learning, teaching and research needs of Federation University Australia staff, students and local communities.

The Director, University Library ensures the quality, relevance and efficiency of library services and learning spaces through the building of strategic and collaborative partnerships and communication networks across the tertiary education sector, regional communities and across the University. The Director, University Library ensures that the library collections, programs and services, and learning spaces reflect national and international trends in digital publishing, research, access and preservation through the provision of strategic advice and enhancement and promotion of relevant technologies and initiatives. Campus libraries are located at the Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick, Wimmera and Brisbane campuses, online, and our resources include Art and Historical collections as well as education and research.

The Director will contribute to development of blended, on-line and digital teaching and learning initiatives through the provision of strategic advice and promotion of relevant information, resources, support and other relevant technologies and initiatives. The role is based at the University’s Mt Helen Campus in Ballarat.

About you

You will have extensive relevant leadership experience in a senior innovative library role within a tertiary environment. You will possess a postgraduate qualification in education, library and information services, or other relevant discipline. You will have well-developed interpersonal, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and proven expertise in the management of financial and people resources. Eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association is essential.

The Candidate Booklet and Position Description

To view the Candidate Booklet, including the Position Description, please visit careers@federation.edu.au

How to apply

After reviewing the Candidate Booklet, including the Selection Criteria, please email your resume and a cover letter to applications.australia@ngs-global.com citing J15837. Your cover letter must be no more two pages, and address your motivation and relevance to the role. (Please do not send your application via Linked In).

If further information is required after reviewing the documentation and federation.edu.au please contact Dr Marianne Broadbent or Grant Nichol on +61 3 8626 0600 or 1300 138 863. Applications are required by Sunday, 14 February 2021.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions.

Ballarat Central, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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