Senior Information Resources Management Librarian

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $94,416 to $109,572 per annum (HEO Level 8)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have ongoing full time work rights

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The University Library Directorate includes the Dixson Library, the Law Library and the University’s
Archives and Heritage Centre. The Directory is in a journey of realigning its structure to support strategic initiatives in learning teaching and research at the University. We are moving towards a profound cultural change that reinvigorate processes and services in an ever changing technological environment. A culture that encourages collaboration among team members, nurtures innovation, encourages creativity and recognises contribution. This truly collaborative environment is infused in day to day operations and the organisation’s culture.

About the role

The Senior Information Resources Management Librarian provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating information resources in all formats into the library collections, maximising productivity and ensuring compliance with University policies relating to procurement and audit processes.  The role works collaboratively with stakeholders in the Library, the University and externally.

This role provides leadership in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards and technical issues relating to acquisitions, licensing, access and usage of electronic resources and recommends and implements new initiatives for managing and processing of library material implements new initiatives for managing and processing of library material.

Skills & Experience

We are seeking an innovative, flexible and forward- thinking individual to lead a new team and to guide and promote individual, professional and organisational developments to achieve library strategic goals. To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of consortia purchasing as well as acquisition and procurement processes for electronic and print information resources.  It is essential that you have knowledge and understanding of licensing requirements, knowledge of the global publishing environment and an understanding of its impact on the Library collection strategy.  

Applicants must have a degree or postgraduate qualification in library and information services/management and be eligible for Associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Blanca Pizzani, Director Library Services and University Librarian; phone 02 6773 1992 or email .  To find out more about the University Library visit

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   4 February 2019

Reference No:   218289

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


Job region
University of New England
Full time
$94,416 to $109,572 per annum (HEO Level 8)
Blanca Pizzani, Director Library Services and University Librarian 02 6773 1992
Closing date
Monday 04 February 2019