Ngā Puna Mātauraka | UC Library

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Kaitiaki Huawaere Ako.Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

As the Kaitiaki Huawaere Ako | Open Education Librarian, you will lead and support the Library’s open education initiatives in collaboration with various stakeholders, ensure that open education initiatives, including the promotion of OERs (open educational resources), fit UC’s strategy, are collaborative, and are well planned, led, and communicated, and, alongside the Research Systems & Data Librarian and others, lead and develop open access and open publication initiatives.

You will also work as a Subject Librarian and participate in subject area and department-related tasks as required.

Mōu | Who You Are

This is a diverse and challenging role requiring technical Library skills and highly developed interpersonal skills. To be successful in this position, you will have the following:

  • 5+ years’ work experience in Library, knowledge management or research management, preferably in an academic environment. Experience leading projects and initiatives in academic publishing, OERs, or open access is an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (NZQA Level 7), plus an approved tertiary postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Studies or equivalent A passion for the promotion of open educational resources in the University environment.
  • Awareness of current issues and trends regarding scholarly communication, OERs, and open access publications.
  • An understanding of academic practices and processes in an academic environment.
  • An understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and implications for libraries
  • Active commitment to upholding the values, tikanga (protocols and processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions as guided by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and valuing te reo Māori. Proficiency in te reo Māori will be an advantage.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and groups in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and conceptually, and to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively to others.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

You will work with a dynamic library team who are passionate about making a difference for student and staff learning, teaching and research. The team delivers on-campus and online library services to support the strategic direction of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.

For more information about the Library and our team, please visit our website.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

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

Our values are manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Ngā Uara (our values) challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the 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 biculturally competent and confident, engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 26 June 2022 (midnight, NZ time)

Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews may take place before the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | 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 Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent 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.