Scholarly Information Services - Scholarly Information Resources Management, Division of Information, ANU Central Services
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The Manager of the Menzies Precinct is responsible for the provision of library, collection and information literacy services relating to Asia and the Pacific.
Term of Contract
ANU Senior Manager 1 (Administration)
$88,417 - $92,781 pa plus 17% superannuation
14 November 2010
The post of Manager of the Menzies Precinct is one of five positions responsible for managing the provision of library services within Division of Information under the strategic leadership of the Director of Scholarly Information Services and University Librarian, and the relevant Associate Directors and Divisional Managers. These services currently include Library User Services, Scholarly Information Resource Management, and Information Literacy.
Applicants for the position should be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of libraries in a university environment and their systems and services, and possess an understanding of and sensitivity to the nature and scope of scholarly information resources relating to Asia and the Pacific. They should also be able to demonstrate experience in the management and delivery of services in one or more of the following areas: library user services, scholarly information resource management, and information literacy.
Director, Scholarly Information Services and University Librarian
Within the Menzies Precinct of the University Library, the Precinct Manager is responsible for providing user focused services associated with Library User Services, Scholarly Information Resource Management, and Information Literacy under the strategic leadership of the Director, Scholarly Information Services and University Librarian.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS:
The key accountability areas include Library User Services, Scholarly Information Resource Management, and Information Literacy.
Position Dimension & Relationships:
Reporting to the Director, Scholarly Information Services and University Librarian, the position works under the broad direction of the Associate Director, Planning and Resource Management and the Manager, Library User Services and in close cooperation with similar positions within Scholarly Information Services and the Division of Information, and the wider University community.
1. Manage the delivery of services within the precinct:
1.1 ensuring optimal availability of services
1.2 maintaining scholarly information resource access and collections, including administration and monitoring
1.3 providing information literacy training
1.4 monitoring facilities and equipment maintenance and upgrades
1.5 participating in the planning, research, development and improvement of existing and new scholarly information resource access arrangements and services and agreed projects, as approved by the Directors of the Division.
2. Supervise the day-to-day activities of the precinct staff engaged in acquiring and organising access to scholarly information resources, developing and delivering information literacy training, and providing information services, and provide guidance and assistance to staff with problem diagnosis and resolution.
3. Provide information support for services including developing and maintaining documentation in relation to scholarly information resources, user guides, training materials and procedures.
4. Cooperate with other staff in Scholarly Information Services and the Division of Information and the wider University community, as required, to plan and deliver coordinated services, collections and information access.
5. Liaise with external suppliers and publishers of scholarly information resources where necessary in support of access to scholarly information resources, collection development and service delivery.
6. Maintain and develop technical knowledge and management skills.
1. Extensive management experience and proven knowledge of library systems and their technologies in one or more service areas identified in the role statement. Relevant postgraduate qualifications will be highly regarded.
2. Experience and skills relevant to Library user services, Scholarly information resource management or Information literacy.
3. An understanding of and sensitivity to the nature and scope of scholarly information resources centred in the precinct.
4. Experience in the supervision of staff and the ability to provide leadership.
5. Well developed communications skills, both written and oral, including technical writing and delivery of presentations to groups.
6. A commitment to the professional attributes of listening, completing and learning.
7. A demonstrated high level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of EO policies in a University context.
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