Discovery Coordinator
University of Adelaide

The Discovery Coordinator manages the Discovery team, which provides metadata and discovery services across the library’s collections, supports Course Readings and is responsible for content within the institutional repository (Adelaide Research & Scholarship). A key aspect of this role is to identify areas and opportunities across the library to improve discoverability of library and repository content, utilise existing metadata skill sets, streamline workflows and make current processes more efficient.

The successful candidate will have strengths in process improvement, change management and team leadership, with an understanding of the importance of discovery services in the academic context.

To be successful you will need: 

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver discovery services in a higher education environment.
  • A contemporary understanding of emerging discovery trends and technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communication.
  • Proven ability to proactively build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers ensuring objectives are achieved and customer needs are met.
  • Proven ability to lead, develop and motivate staff and actively contribute to a collaborative, dynamic team environment.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 18 August 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Ailsa Dott
Manager, Collection & Discovery Services, University Library
P: +61 (8) 8313 5125

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