First listed on: 21 July 2022

Manager, Library Services


Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation

The Opportunity

  • A unique leadership opportunity responsible for a major research library
  • Support research at Australia's national science agency
  • Outstanding opportunities to grow & develop your career
  • Flexible work arrangements!?

One of the largest science and technology libraries in Australia, CSIRO Library Services delivers innovative information services and resources to support CSIRO research. We provide the tools and training to allow staff to access and use information faster and smarter, and we are a key enabler of CSIRO research outcomes and increased citation rates. Library staff work in a distributed environment across three teams with dedicated technical support:

  • Library Outreach
  • Library Collections
  • Library Resources

The Manager, Library Services  provides leadership, management (financial and people) and vision to Library Services teams within the Applications, Information Management & Support (AIMS) program. The position is responsible for supporting initiatives in the Information Management and Technology (IMT) Strategy and implementing agreed actions within the Library Plan. Some lifting will be required in accordance with safe work practices. Travel may be required to other CSIRO sites within Australia.

Your duties will include:

  • Lead the operations of the library ensuring that services meet or exceed key performance indicators and user expectations.
  • Develop and implement the library plan, allocate and monitor resources, and achieve agreed outcomes.
  • Take responsibility for a significant budget allocation ensuring that expenditure represents value for money.
  • Manage procurements and relationships with suppliers.
  • Ensure that technology supports the effective delivery of resources and online services.
  • Initiate, manage and deliver on strategic and operational projects under a project management framework.

Location: Black Mountain (ACT), Clayton (VIC), Lindfield (NSW), St Lucia (QLD) or Waite (SA).
Salary: AU$117,917 to AU$138,176 per annum (pro-rata for part-time) plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 85760

To be considered you will need:

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in a relevant area such as Librarianship or Information Management eligible for associate membership of ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association) together with experience managing an academic or research library service.

  • Track record of innovation and implementing positive change to meet the evolving needs of users, and demonstrated experience in influencing, shaping and delivery of solutions in a complex and transforming environment.

  • Strong financial management experience including managing budgets and preparing reports.

  • Understanding of the procurement and management of library resources together with excellent negotiation skills.

  • Proven ability to motivate and develop a high performing team with a focus of delivering excellent customer service. Capacity to manage a geographically dispersed team.

  • Record of accomplishment in initiating, managing and delivering on strategic and operational projects.

CSIRO thrives on innovation; innovation that is harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences brought to our greatest challenges. If you meet some, but not all requirements, we encourage you to submit your application. 

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

14th August 2022, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. 
Please consider applying as soon as possible.

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