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Team Leader Digital Library Initiatives

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Work type: Continuing / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Library

  • $106K - $120K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Continuing position
  • Full-time 35 hours per week

About UNSW Library

UNSW Library is one of Australia’s major research libraries, with extensive scholarly information resources, services and facilities. It serves a large population of academic and research staff and students on two campuses and affiliated research institutes. The Library serves 3 million in-person visitors and 20 million online interactions a year and features world class collections, services and facilities. There are three library sites including Main Library and Herbert Smith Freehills Law Library (Kensington) and the Paddington Campus Library as well as a close working relationship with the Academy Library - UNSW Canberra – Australian Defence Form Academy (ADFA). The Library is a department within the Division of the Deputy Vice- Chancellor Academic (DVCA).


About the Team

The Digital Experience and Innovation Unit manages, maintains, and develops the channels, platforms and applications that underpin the online delivery of scholarly information resources and online services provided by the Library to the UNSW community. The Unit ensures that the Library delivers innovative, user-focused and high-quality digital experiences.

About the role

The Team Lead, Digital Library Initiatives provides effective leadership for the Digital Library Initiatives Team and ensures the development of a positive and agile team culture. The role oversees the ongoing development and upgrade of library applications and digital library services and works closely with both the external vendors and UNSWIT to achieve successful outcomes.

To be successful in role you will need to have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and relevant experience in Library and Information Management, Information Technology, Computer Science or similar; or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Relevant experience in the management of Library application software and integrated Library management systems.
  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of applications software functionality and the ability to prioritise functional requirements according to business needs.
  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of integrated library management systems and the trends and developments in library technology systems.
  • Ability to lead investigations into irregularities or programmatic shortfalls and proactively identify and resolve potential systems’ problems to achieve identified outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain and distribute documentation and procedures for the administration of the applications.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies, and experience working in an agile environment.
  • Proven superior analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated outstanding written and verbal communication skills and an exceptional ability to influence people at all levels.
  • Demonstrated superior ability to lead change, to motivate staff and to encourage collaborative working relationships to achieve specific outcomes.
  • Ability and capacity to direct and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the safety management system.

Download File Digital Library Initiatives Team Leader HEW 8.docx

 You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Sue Harmer, Associate Director, Digital Experience and Innovation


Applications close: Tuesday 25th Feb before 11pm

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity


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