Auckland University of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
* Exceptional opportunity for an experienced, collaborative and articulate Library leader
* Expansive Library spaces, stable management and modern technologies
* Join New Zealand's fastest growing University in the City of Sails
Auckland is a truly international, cosmopolitan city offering an impressive
lifestyle choice. It has established itself as a city of culture, arts and
cuisine and is host to many major events, world class concerts and festivals.
Surrounded by beautiful beaches and coastline only a short drive from the CBD,
Auckland offers an exceptional quality of life.
With our campus footprints across four diverse Auckland locations, AUT is the
newest and second largest University in New Zealand. It is a contemporary,
connected and relevant study destination with more than 28,000 students and
over 2,500 staff and is focused on providing outstanding student learning
experiences and graduate success based on innovative teaching and research.
This supports a dynamic learning environment by encouraging students to
collaborate, experiment and experience working life outside the classroom.
AUT's Library has quickly evolved into a contemporary Library with a modern
infrastructure, leading the way in its adaptation to technology changes. Its
engaging physical infrastructure is supported by strong e-resources and the
Library has been instrumental in the provision of outstanding integrated
services for teaching, learning and research. AUT's Library of the future will
be part of a true student hub, engaging closely with Student Services, ICT and
faculties - AUT students are mobile outside the library's physical boundaries
as we follow a changing, state of the art environment.
Reporting directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, this highly visible and
pivotal role is responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the
Library. The University Librarian provides advice, direction and initiative in
information management whilst managing the human and budgeting resources of
the Library to ensure its promotion as AUT's centre for learning and research.
There is an excellent managerial platform in place from which to continue to
develop the Library's contributions to both AUT's staff, students and the
University's research performance over the next five years. Key challenges
will be to keep ahead of this changing environment and continue to improve
access for staff and students.
This is a key leadership appointment and has three direct reports, whilst
overseeing a total of 69 FTE Library staff. An agile and engaged team awaits
the ideal candidate, who will be an articulate, visible leader and possess
substantial experience managing staff in a Library environment. A leader with
humility who embraces the team and its dynamics, placing the utmost value on
staff engagement and collaboration is essential. They must be able to easily
communicate the Library's story and its changing role in the University,
whilst understanding the global view of libraries and technology with a vision
of where this is going and what AUT needs to do in this relationship.
This is a superb opportunity to take a stable, well-functioning and well-
managed entity forward into an ever changing Library environment at a dynamic,
driven organisation working with a committed team. Visit www.aut.ac.nz or
further information about AUT.
Applications close Sunday, September 27th 2015.
To apply directly online in confidence, please click here:
Alternatively, please contact Mike Wood, Recruitment Manager on +64 9 921-9185
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