Associate University Librarian - Applications & Development Services

Dunedin NZ
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Created: February 12, 2015


Associate University Librarian – Applications & Development Services

Working in one of the most beautiful parts of the world

Reporting to the University Librarian, you will be responsible for the strategic development of the Library’s information technology operations – creating innovative and effective services and participating in a highly collaborative, dynamic executive group committed to creating and leading a world leading 21st century academic research library.

Located in one of the world’s most beautiful campuses this role is an opportunity for you to utilise your leadership experience in clean green New Zealand, home to Middle Earth. Based in Dunedin, you will enjoy a quality of life in a vibrant city that offers a great lifestyle and is the country’s first gigatown.

The role:
Building the ADS team with a focus on library technology services, you will have prime accountability for leading and managing the full life cycle of the Library’s applications and platforms. You will play a key role in developing our technology capabilities through the realisation of digital library projects and the application of emerging standards and technologies to meet the University’s needs.

As a member of the Library’s Executive Management Group you will contribute to the strategic direction of the Library.

Your skills and experience:
You must have a sophisticated understanding of the hybrid research library environment and a sound understanding of the issues and challenges in the delivery of online library services.

To apply for this key position you will need to have demonstrated experience in the following areas:
• delivery of online services in the higher education sector
• project and programme management
• contract management and negotiation
• leadership, including the ability to lead change and an enabling leadership style

You will be working at the University of Otago, New Zealand’s oldest, research intensive University. With around 20,000 students we offer an exciting and dynamic working environment.

Confidential enquiries to Howard Amos, University Librarian +64 3 479 8933,

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Published: Thursday, February 12, 2015 03:47 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC