29 Oct 2015

Full-Time Senior Librarian, Chinese & Asian Studies – The University of Melbourne, Australia

AdministratorMelbourne, Victoria, Australia

Job Description

University Library, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Salary: AUD $82,707 – AUD $89,530 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

There is a long history of strong collaboration between the University of Melbourne Library and Monash University Library through the Asian Libraries in Melbourne (ALIM) partnership. Both institutions hold extensive East Asian collections and have vibrant research communities focusing on Chinese and Asian Studies.

The natural extension of the ALIM partnership has led to the creation of a new Senior Librarian, Chinese and Asian Studies role to oversee the delivery of expert Chinese and Asian Study library services at both institutions. The Senior Librarian, Chinese and Asian Studies is an employee of the University of Melbourne, but will work across both the Parkville campus of Melbourne University and the Clayton campus of Monash University, usually 3 days and 2 days per week respectively.

The Senior Librarian, Chinese and Asian Studies provides expert advice to researchers and students in the Chinese and Asian studies areas, working across a range of disciplines and faculties. The role builds advanced liaison relationships and contributes actively to both the research and learning and teaching agendas of both universities. The incumbent must have fluency in the Chinese language and an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture, and constantly updated in-depth information management knowledge and skills. The position oversees collection development for Chinese Studies at both institutions, requiring experience in collection development.
To be successful in this role you will be passionate about continuous improvement and innovation with a proven record of influencing and engaging others with your leadership skills. Your strong customer centric focus will ensure you build strong working relationships.

– Post graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline and or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience
– Eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
– Qualification/s in a relevant discipline together with extensive experience in an academic library
– Fluency in Chinese language (written and spoken), demonstrated knowledge of Chinese culture and demonstrated experience in both collection development in the area of Chinese and Asian Studies
– Knowledge and skills of professional academic librarianship, especially in relation to referencing and bibliographic management software
– Understanding of learning, teaching and research issues in the Australian higher education sector, especially as it relates to Chinese and Asian studies
– Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Enquiries only to: Hero Macdonald Tel +61 3 8345 8885 Email herom@unimelb.edu.au

Close date: 17 Nov 2015
For position information and to apply: http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers, click on the relevant option (Current Staff or Prospective Staff), and search under the job number 0037539.

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