Scholarly Content Adviser

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Collection Development and Acs
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55567577

Company Description

Scholarly Content Adviser 

Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries & Learning Services 

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland 

Job Description

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi  

As one of two Scholarly Content Advisers in the Scholarly Content team, you will play a critical role in providing print and electronic information resources including e-books and e-journals, packages, databases, and streaming video to support learning, teaching and research at the University of Auckland.  We are seeking someone comfortable taking an agile approach within a rapidly changing publishing environment.  You will participate in identifying improvements to documentation and workflows.  You will thrive in adapting and applying new methods to provide access to content and respond to demands for information in different formats. 

This role includes: 

  • Enabling content provided through the Library’s library management system 

  • Investigating and resolving problems relating to access 

  • Liaising with publishers and suppliers about providing content 

  • Providing advice on licensing 

  • Assisting with task allocation and monitoring workflows with the team 

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description  




About you | He kōrero mōu  

Degree in a library and information related or equivalent discipline   

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  

  • Knowledge and understanding of content provision (packages, databases, journals, e-books) as well as funding and budget management 

  • Understanding and knowledge of changes occurring within scholarly publishing.  

  • Proficiency in applying cataloguing standards such as MARC, RDA, DDC, and a demonstrated understanding of metadata rules and knowledge of LCSH, MESH and Māori Subject Headings schemas.  

  • Experience with authority records and authority control.  

  • Excellent data analysis skills and demonstrated experience with associated tools, methods, and applications such as Excel, and Access.  

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 Sunday 3rd Oct 2021  be considered. Please include your cover letter and/or CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to

Privacy Policy