Liaison Librarian - Research Support

University of Melbourne
May 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:$92,749 - $100,397
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 11 mo
Working Time:Part time
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Liaison Librarian - Research Support

Job no: 0037536 Location: Parkville Role type: Part Time (0.5 FTE); Fixed-term for 11 months (parental leave) Department: Student and Scholarly Services, The Chief Operating Officer Portfolio Salary: UOM 6 - $92,749 - $100,397 per annum (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Facilitating research support services within Science & Engineering & IT
  • Design and implement specialised programs and resources tailored to support researchers and graduate students
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The Liaison Librarian (Research Support) collaborates with a team of information professionals to bolster research in Science & Engineering & IT. Responsibilities include researcher training, providing guidance on literature searching, research impact, and data management, and facilitating scholarly publishing and open access initiatives.

    This role works closely with the Science & Engineering Liaison team and other Scholarly Services colleagues to design programs and resources supporting researchers and graduate students, while also contributing to teaching & learning programs and cross-team projects as needed.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with liaison colleagues and other Scholarly Services staff to develop, deliver and evaluate a range of innovative programs and resources that support researchers and graduate researchers through the research lifecycle.
  • Contribute to central Scholarly Services research programs and faculty research programs as required.
  • Contribute to the strategic development of relationships with key faculty academics and staff, Scholarly Services colleagues and other professional staff to deliver effective library services and initiatives.
  • Who we are looking for You will bring innovation to research support services, particularly in online platforms, showcasing strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Additionally, your high self-motivation and commitment to excellence in library services will be essential.

    You will also have:

  • Post graduate qualifications in librarianship or a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for contemporary academic librarianship particularly those relevant to supporting researchers and research activities.
  • Strong digital skills and confidence e.g. web skills, multimedia technologies, productivity tools, social media.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires the successful candidate to undergo and maintain an up-to- date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your new team – Student and Scholarly Services Student and Scholarly Services provides student administration and services from recruitment and point of enquiry to graduation. This team also delivers wellbeing and scholarly services to students and staff.

    What we offer you! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

    The University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the following Selection Criteria^

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for contemporary academic librarianship particularly those relevant to supporting researchers and research activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective client relationships.

  • Strong digital skills and confidence eg. web skills, multimedia technologies, productivity tools, social media.

  • If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Maddison Ryan via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the contact details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 08 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 22 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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