31 October 2022

Melbourne, Australia

$105,204 - $116,128 pa HEW Level 08 (plus 17% employer superannuation)


The Organisation

Monash University Library is one of Australia’s leading academic libraries. Central to our 2020-2025 strategy is the vision of being a ‘modern, global top 100 library’ where our content, collections, facilities, services and culture represent best practice and collectively make a significant contribution to the University’s reputation and impact. We continually evaluate what we do in relation to the University’s goals and always look ‘through our users’ eyes’. While we work to ensure that our users’ experiences with the Library are productive, useful, efficient and rewarding, we aspire to delight by exceeding their expectations. For more on the work we do, please visit our website www.monash.edu/library/university-library-recruitment/about-the-library.

The Opportunity

Join at an exciting time, and bring your experience to deliver the Library’s Metadata Strategy and support the Content and Collections Manager in the delivery of the Library’s operations and practice, and manage the Library’s metadata creation, management and dissemination functions.

As the Metadata Innovator you will manage a range of strategic and operational activities to create, reuse, share, and disseminate metadata relating to Library collections, the University’s research and researchers, and Monash identifiers. A key part of your role will be to ensure that metadata relating to content and collections supports discovery and access in global digital networks including Trove, WorldCat, ArXiv, and HathiTrust, VIAF and ISNI, and ensures specifications and relationships with local and international industry partners and suppliers of metadata support the Library’s strategic goals.

You will explore and implement strategic and innovative solutions to maximise the impact and value of metadata for Monash researchers, identities and collections managed by the Library.

Using your excellent relationship building and communication skills you will engage with content providers, platforms, consortia, standards, and global initiatives on behalf of the Library to optimise and disseminate metadata that connects users to Monash content and collections, and enables enriched data-based services.

With an ability to motivate and develop staff you will provide leadership to metadata specialists in Collection Description, Data Quality and Research Output Collections Services (ROCS) in the delivery of high-level and professional services for effective achievement of the Library’s priorities, and provide expert advice at both strategic and operational levels.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


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