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Library Coordinator (Education Engagement)

Flinders University - Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training
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About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia's most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we're seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Position Summary
Continuing, full-time

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 8

Salary Range:
$98,466 - $109,009 pa

Reporting to:
Associate Librarian

The Library Coordinator (Education Engagement) is responsible for the leadership and coordination of staff responsible for delivering library and learning services to support learning and teaching. This position will have responsibility for coordinating with Academic Groups and other service providers, for projects and for monitoring and implementing the library and learning tools and services required by Flinders.

The position supervises and coordinates staff delivering library learning and teaching services including operational management of library curriculum support services, delivering enhanced integration of library learning and teaching services into academic programs and education quality processes.
This service area will evolve rapidly as maturing analytic tools, new technologies and new staff skills combine to improve ability to provide more targeted, integrated support, which will include digital, context-relevant learning support tools - available 24/7 within the student's unique learning environment.

This is one of two Coordinator positions overseeing delivery of quality, consistent and relevant library and learning services to the Flinders community.

As a member of the Library's management team, the incumbent will be expected to contribute to a 'one Library' ethos and support other members of the senior management in delivery of services across all teams.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Library Coordinator (Education Engagement) will be accountable for:

  • Working closely with the Library Coordinator (Research Engagement) to deliver high quality virtual and physical services to the Education community, across multiple locations
  • Providing oversight of the quality, accuracy and consistency of education content relating to library resources.
  • Working with the Digital Library Coordinator and Content Strategy teams to proactively monitor and evaluate products and tools that support library provision for academics and students and explore new technologies related to learning and teaching practices
  • Under the general guidance of the Library Academic Engagement Lead, developing and maintaining appropriate performance measures, and provision of specialist advice and reports to management.
  • Contributing to strategic and operational planning of the Library and establish and maintain effective communication with other areas of the Library to ensure delivery of end-to-end services.
  • Working with the Library Academic Engagement Lead and the Library Coordinator (Research Engagement) to coordinate the design, resourcing, evaluation and benchmarking of initiatives identified for implementation.
  • Encouragement and nurturing an environment of trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort.
  • Contributing strategically to Library, relevant University committees, and external forums to ensure Flinders Library education services evolve in step with global trends in education.
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge relevant to the role by attending and contributing to appropriate meetings/workshops and participating in professional networks.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.
Key Position Capabilities
  • Postgraduate degree from a higher education institution in library and information science or other relevant discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment including experience in managing time and tasks so that team objectives are successfully achieved on time and with available resources.
  • Demonstrated high level organisation and administrative skills and the capacity and capability to coordinate disparate role groups across campuses through collegial work practices.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop reports and project documentation and liaise and negotiate with a variety of clients.
  • Demonstrated experience taking initiative and working collaboratively in a complex environment.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and data analysis to make informed recommendations regarding services, and to take responsibility for achieving outcomes.
  • Eligibility for Membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (desirable)
  • Demonstrated high level information professional experience, including teaching, within a tertiary context (desirable)
For application enquiries please contact: Ms Liz Walkley Hall

In addition, it is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA).

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

30 Mar 2021

Times Higher Education

Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training


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