Reference Librarian (HEO 5)

  • Based in the University Library located at City West and Mawson Lakes campuses
  • One (1) continuing and multiple eight (8) month fixed term contracts
  • Salary range: $66,774 - $79,459 per annum pro rata (plus super)


About the Job

As the Reference Librarian, you will assist in supporting the teaching, learning and research activities of the University in various service areas of the Library. You will provide expertise in information discovery and resource use in response to complex enquiries and assist in the continuous improvement of services.

You will work closely with students, academic and professional staff along with other library staff. In addition, you will also liaise with parties external to the University including schools, TAFEs, other libraries and the community at large.

Skills and Experience

To be eligible for this position, you will have tertiary qualifications in Information Management along with knowledge of trends in digital information, digital preservation, scholarly publishing and social media. You will have capacity for assisting a diversity of clients with a demonstrated commitment to customer service as evident by your high interpersonal, communication and written skills.

It will be an advantage to have knowledge of the functions of a Library Management System along with knowledge of information sources and an ability in searching databases and other web based products and services.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions.  We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application
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Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. Please address your cover letter for the role to Lisa Whiley-Smith, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1569.

Applications close: 9.00am Tuesday 22 January 2019

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment


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Job region
University of South Australia
Full time
$66,774 - $79,459 per annum (plus super)
Closing date
Tuesday 22 January 2019