La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Coordinator, Library Discovery Platforms



Coordinator, Library Discovery Platforms

Job No.: 567035

Work type: Continuing

  • Full time
  • Continuing position
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses.
  • About the position

    The Coordinator, Library Discovery Platforms provides expertise to support discovery and availability of resources within library systems such as the library discovery service, institutional repository, reading lists software, and other vendor systems. The role provides leadership for the Library to ensure library systems are fit for purpose and provides expertise to ensure they are maintained within the software development lifecycle and meet current and future roadmaps.

    This position develops and builds relevant technical expertise within the Digital Discovery team and across the Library staff to support metadata schemas and indexing, record loads, integrations, and troubleshooting. The role includes the management of external collaborative relationships with system vendors including bibliographic utilities and the National Library of Australia.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • An undergraduate degree in any area relevant to the position with at least 4 years subsequent experience; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and application of current best practice in discovery systems, metadata management, metadata systems and an understanding of the management of large volumes of bibliographic data
  • Ability to develop innovative methodologies and take a leading role in the technical implementation of new workflows
  • Project management experience with demonstrated skills in delivering milestones for successful project outcomes
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm Thursday the 21st of February 2024

    Position Enquiries: Hugh Rundle [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Madeleine Parker [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD-Coordinator Library Discovery Platforms.pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • An up to date resume; and
  • A cover letter addressing your intert in and suitability for the position
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    Job details


    Coordinator, Library Discovery Platforms


    La Trobe University




    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 20, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is one of the Australian verdant universities and also part of the Innovative Research Universities group.

    La Trobe's original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne's CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.

    La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its two colleges of Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE).

    In 2015, it was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[9] In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked in the top 300 universities for arts and humanities.

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