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Academic Services Librarian

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26613

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £21.98 per hour

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

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  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    Until Jan / Feb 2024

  • Startdate:


Academic Services Librarian

South East London

Full time hours – 35 per week

£21.98 per hour

Start ASAP until Jan / Feb 2024



About the company


Sue Hill Recruitment have been instructed by our HE client, who are seeking an Academic Services Librarian, who will report to the Academic Support Manager to support the School of Health Sciences and the School of Human Sciences in the Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences.


The postholder will work as part of a large team alongside Librarians, Academic Skills Tutors and other professionals to deliver a rich and varied programme of digital, information and academic skills training both online and in person, which in many instances is embedded into academic programmes.


Other responsibilities include attending departmental meetings and managing relationships with key staff in the faculty such as programme leaders, developing the print and digital collections for the subjects and managing the associated budgets for the departments.


This position will be a 5-month fixed term contract for 35 hours a week.


What you’ll be doing



       Develop and deliver information and learning skills courses for students and staff using innovative and engaging techniques to enable them to make full use of library resources in print and electronic format.

       Develop the library collection in collaboration with the Collections Team, to support the learning, teaching and research of the Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Manage the resources budget and ensure best value in resource provision.

       Ensure student needs and expectations are evaluated, managed and met in relation to library resources and services.

       Take an active lead in developing collaborative working at Faculty level and with other offices and departments.

       Actively contribute to wider projects and other operational issues in ILS, participating in groups and activities as required to assist the ILS to achieve their strategic goals.

       Contribute to external networks related to the health sector, collaborating in areas that will enhance the ultimate experience of students in health subjects.

       Contribute to the library enquiry service by providing support to library users when specialist knowledge is required.

       Supervise library and academic support assistants, circulation assistants and student workers when required.

       Implement and maintain policies and procedures.

       Keep up to date with current learning, teaching and information technology developments in order to improve and enhance the users’ experience.

       Establish and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues at all levels and with external organisations and individuals.

       Identify the priorities that the service must support, particularly with regard to the student experience.

                 Keep up to date with relevant professional developments in higher Education and Library sector.

                 Participate in professional groups or networks.







Why you will be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

       Educated to degree level.

       Relevant accredited graduate or post-graduate qualification in library and information management, librarianship or equivalent experience in a similar position.

                 Experience of working in a Higher Education Library.

       Recognised teaching qualification advantageous but not essential.

       Confident in training and supporting health students and staff in research.

       Demonstrable experience of providing academic support services, such as liaison librarianship or subject librarianship, and delivering teaching sessions.

       Demonstrate knowledge of key developments in library services in higher education, including supporting learning and research.

       Have an interest and enthusiasm for looking at new ways of delivering support, exploiting new developments in technology.

       Experience of delivering teaching and/or training activities.

                 Experience of supporting remote users.

       Highly developed communication skills in both written and oral presentations.

       Ability to communicate complex information effectively to both specialists and non-specialists.

                 Ability to work without supervision and flexibly and co-operatively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

       Clear user focused approach to work with ability to respond flexibly to change.

       Experience of working within a team and ability to work collaboratively and pro-actively, delivering to deadlines and achieving objectives.

       Excellent digital and IT skills including use of MS Office.

       Well organised, self-motivated, ability to prioritise under pressure and manage a wide and varied workload.