University Librarian

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  • Executive Library leadership role
  • Lead initiatives in digital data custodianship
  • Seeking a progressive, flexible, highly motivated individual
Flinders University enjoys a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, with a long-standing commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all and a proud record of community engagement. With its main campus in Adelaide, twelve regional and interstate locations and 23,000 students from more than 100 countries, Flinders has committed to being a university that is outwardly engaged.
Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Information Services), Professor Richard Constantine, this role requires an innovative, highly motivated person to lead a team of 86 staff, with a substantial budget, into the next stage of innovation.  The University Librarian provides strategic leadership and operational management in all aspects of the provision of high quality, best practice library services, with an emphasis on innovation that enhances research, learning and teaching outcomes, and supports a diverse student body in a range of learning environments, including physical and virtual hubs. The University Librarian is responsible for the management of Universities Research Repository South Australia, a collaborative research collections storage facility shared with the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, and is the University’s Copyright Officer. Constantly improving customer service and cost effectiveness are critical. 
The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader and manager within a library setting, be passionate about delivering library services for research and be an innovator who works effectively with staff, colleagues, senior management and external organisations. You must hold a recognised appropriate University degree and be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.
The role is full-time, fixed-term for five years, with the possibility of extension.
CLOSING DATE: Friday 8 August 2014
Enquiries and/or requests for Position Description contact Kathryn Buller at or +61 406 320 281 or Carol Watson at or +61 419 523 410
Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria and including a recent CV and a covering letter should be sent to

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