Digital Services Librarian | Kaitiaki Ratonga Matihiko

Library Access and Collections | Te Rōpū Tautāwhi

Library | Ngā Puna Mātauraka

  •         Part-time at 22.5 hours per week (0.6 FTE)
  •         Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Services Librarian to join our Digital Services team in the University of Canterbury Library. The role of the Digital Services Librarian is to provide routine daily support and maintenance for user-focused library systems and digital services that facilitate anytime, anywhere access to library resources and services that support learning, teaching and research.

The library systems you will be working with include:

  • Dspace (research repository system)
  • T4 (web content management system)
  • LibGuides (web subject guides)
  • Summon (discovery system)
  • Minisis (archives management system)
  • Horizon (library management system)

Who You Are

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A passion for new technologies, problem solving and experience in supporting library systems
  • Adaptability and willingness to embrace technological change and to continually learn and innovate.
  • An understanding of information architecture, metadata, library standards and web technologies
  • Excellent communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and team working skills, including the ability to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated with an ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and confidence to work in a bicultural and multicultural environment
  • An understanding of The Treaty of Waitangi, te reo Māori and the ability to be biculturally responsive in a library context
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (NZQA Level 7) and an approved tertiary postgraduate qualification in Library & Information Studies or Information Technology or equivalent

It is also desirable that you have:

  • Awareness of tools, languages and technologies frequently used in library systems eg. HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, PHP and SQL
  • Awareness of protocols used for encoding information and exchanging information between systems eg. Crosswalks, OAI-PMH, Scripting, mark-up languages
  • Familiarity with developments in structuring and classifying information eg. Linked open data

Who You Will Work With

This role works in the Library Digital Services team, which includes 3 Digital Services Coordinator positions. The Library provides a range of services, resources and expertise that support undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching, and that enhance world leading research and innovation.  It does this through the provision of information resources; reference and information services; digital literacy programmes; e-learning support and academic liaison; research support including repositories; Māori and Pacific support and through our heritage collections.

For more information about the library and our team, please visit us here

Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: 29 January 2021 (midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to

Due to current border restrictions, you must have New Zealand Citizenship/Residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.