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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 25th of April 2024

Position Enquiries: Hugh Rundle h.rundle@latrobe.edu.au 

Recruitment Enquiries: Madeleine Parker m.parker@latrobe.edu.au

Previous applicants need not apply


Position Description below:

Download File 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 interest 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.



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