Digital Library Specialist

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Research and Collections
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55567572

Company Description

Digital Library Specialist 

Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries & Learning Services 

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland 

Job Description

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi 

As Digital Library Specialist in the Content Discovery and Innovation team, you will provide specialist skills to ensure that library collections application software delivers a customer-focused experience. In this role, you will be responsible for the administrative configuration and Tier 2/3 customer support of Library collections application software, assist in the evaluation, testing and communication of new product features and improvements. You will participate in projects to review and redesign business processes related to the use of library collections application software.  

Library collection application software include: Integrated library management system (Alma), Discovery layer (Primo), Reading list (Talis), Institutional repository (DSpace), Archives management systems (ArchiveSpace & Vernon), Interlibrary loan and Acquisition platforms, Access and authentication (EZproxy). 

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description 


About you | He kōrero mōu 

Degree and/or postgraduate qualification in information management, information science or equivalent, or the equivalent knowledge, skills and understanding gained through extensive work-related experience. 

You will operate with energy and passion, demonstrate a collaborative approach to work well with others, and model best practice principles and behaviours.  

Important Skills | Nga Pūkenga Motuhake 

  • 3 to 5 years' experience, of which 2 to 3 years working with collection applications software.  

  • Experience in supporting and developing library application software.  

  • Experience in developing and implementing processes, systems and services.  

  • Experience creating, documenting, and implementing best practices and workflows.  


What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou  

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through: 

  • Flexible employment practices and a culture that supports work-life balance 

  • Career development programmes 

  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave 

  • 6.75% superannuation scheme 

For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page. 

Additional Information

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please reach out to Melissa Free ([email protected]) for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday 13th August be considered. Please include your cover letter and/or CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

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