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Librarian (Discovery and Technology), Manager

Digital Library Services

Job Description

  • Plan and develop library IT strategies and initiatives to provide reliable and efficient information access and the best possible user experience.
  • Manage, support and enhance the Library’s discovery service Primo, library services platform Alma, content and access management services, and their integration/ interoperability and data interchange with campus and vendor systems, to improve processes and interfaces.
  • Oversee the design and development of user/web interfaces, including library website and Springshare apps.
  • Perform metadata transformation and data/content loads/feeds, such as user records, to support discoverability of library collections, user access and curation of digital content.
  • Coordinate the design, reporting, manipulation and evaluation of data gathered from library systems, web analytics and other sources to support assessment and evidence-based decision making and service provision. Monitor and assess the performance of systems and discovery services.
  • Establish policies, standards, practices, procedures and workflows for library IT, discovery and account-related services, and ensure operational efficiency and compliance with University policies. Provide training to staff as required.
  • Provide research assistance, instruction and other library services and operations as required. May work some evenings and weekends.
  • Create and maintain research guides and other web content for assigned areas to support student research needs.
  • Lead/participate in library-wide initiatives and projects.
  • Engage in continuous professional development, and serve the Library and University through representation on internal and external committees, where required.
  • Perform other departmental or organisational accountabilities or duties as necessary or assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Postgraduate qualification in library science, information management or knowledge management.
  • Recognised degree, preferably in IT, information systems, computer science or equivalent.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly service-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently as well as foster teamwork and collaboration with internal and external parties.
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving environment.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with integrated library systems, federated search services, digital asset management systems, electronic resource management systems, proxy servers, web portals as well as the provision of reference, instructional and outreach services, preferably in an academic library.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo, web technologies such as HTML, CSS, XML/XSLT and data analytics is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with web publishing tools such as LibGuides and WordPress.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and protocols represented in library information systems, including MARC, MARCXML, OAI-PMH, OpenURL.

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