Message from the Director, Scholarly Services & University Librarian

The Library Professional Cadetship program since 2009 supports the University of Melbourne Library's Vision to 2020.

Here at The University of Melbourne Library, our intention is to recruit two undergraduates with a relevant discipline qualification.

Our aim is to place successful cadets primarily in the library branch that corresponds with their discipline. They will participate in service delivery and academic liaison support whilst they undertake a librarianship qualification. In addition, cadets develop breadth of experience through placements in other library areas, project work, working in different teams and with highly experienced leaders in the Library and Information profession. In addition, opportunities are provided to develop broader skills, knowledge and leadership experience, according to the cadet's interests and the Library's strategic priorities.

The information and academic landscape within which university libraries exist continues to evolve rapidly, shaped by key forces such as increased emphasis upon support to researchers, digital service development and delivery. University libraries are challenged to respond to changes and opportunities, capitalise upon and wherever possible pre-empt and lead them.

Our ultimate goal is create quality library services that are convenient and efficient for our students and academic staff, enhance university teaching and learning programs and enable research and scholarship, in both traditional and digital forms.

As a leading Australian academic library we are also committed to developing the library profession in Australia. This program will contribute to the development of tomorrow's vibrant and skilled academic research librarians.

The University of Melbourne Library offers potential applicants an opportunity to be part of a dynamic world class organisation which provides its staff with benefits and support at every stage of their life and career.

Best regards,

Gwenda Thomas
Director, Scholarly Services and University Librarian