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​Library and Information Services Manager

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    ML - 26499

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  • Salary:

    £47,500 - £50,000

  • Contact:

    Mark Leigh

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Library and Information Services Manager

£47,500 – £50,000

Full Time – 35 hours a week


Our client, a Professional body in the healthcare sector, are looking for a Library and Information Services Manager (LIS Manager)to join their established and busy Knowledge and Research (K&R) directorate. This role will manage the work of the Library and Information Services Coordinator, who supports the LIS Manager in running the physical library and operating the other Library and Information Services (LIS) that the organisation offers.

 This is an exciting time to be taking over the management of the Library and Information Services, as they complete the final stages of a significant refurbishment of their building, and develop a LIS offering to members, and continue the development of a significant Knowledge Management Programme.


 ·         To lead the management and strategic development of the Library and Information Services, and support the education, continuing professional development and research needs of bodies members by providing and facilitating equitable, timely and cost-effective access to appropriate information and provision of information and library services.

·         To help members of the staff team to achieve their strategic objectives, by providing research support, access to information resources and advice, advising on, developing and delivering literature search protocols, and maintaining searches on a range of agreed topics used regularly by staff and members.

·         To provide technical library and information services expertise and to manage the creation and delivery of the objectives, KPIs, management information and standard operating procedures relevant to the service, along with developing the budget for and delivering to that budget for those areas of work. To provide expert advice to the Knowledge Management Programme leading areas of work and projects within that programme.

·         To manage the Library and Information Services Assistant in relation to their work to maintain the physical and electronic library collections and catalogue.


 ·         Devise objectives and KPIs, to be agreed with the Director of Knowledge and Research and provide management information and usage statistics to the Director of Knowledge and Research (K&R) for KPI review.

·         Regularly review current services and research the needs of end users to ensure service is delivering what members and any other relevant stakeholders need from such a service.

·         Maintain and apply, as appropriate, knowledge of changing technologies and developments in the library, health care and information sectors.

·         Provide advice to colleagues on the contents of available information sources and where relevant access to them.

·         Line-manage the Library and Information Services Assistant, including 1:1s, annual and mid-year performance reviews, and ongoing work and performance management.

·         Oversee the Library and Information Services Assistant’s work across all activities, and, in relation to the maintenance of library and information systems, catalogues and related work.

·         Collection development and make decisions on the renewal or addition of information sources and services, based on criteria agreed with the Director of Knowledge and Research.

·         Manage the online library catalogue, including reviewing regularly for whether upgrades or changes are needed, negotiating journal packages, and maintaining relationships with publishers.

·         Manage physical lending services, including circulation and tracking of library materials and reviewing of services regularly for whether upgrades or changes are needed.

·         Negotiate with suppliers of potential new information sources or services, providing information to the Director of Knowledge and Research for approval, and work with supplier to implement them if approved.


 ·         An undergraduate or postgraduate library/information qualification or equivalent experience.

·         Working knowledge of science, technology, medicine or health information resources advantageous.

·         Working knowledge of web technologies and their application in libraries.

·         Knowledge and experience of reference and library processing.

·         Knowledge and experience of applying cataloguing and classification principles and techniques.

·         Knowledge of and, experience in, managing and implementing library computer systems including library management systems, and electronic resources management systems.

·         An understanding of scholarly publishing issues and trends. (Beneficial)

·         Experience of MS office (Word, Excel, Project), MS Teams, Sharepoint

·         Experience of line management and coaching of staff.

·         Ability to work on own initiative and within a team.

·         Experience of managing and delivering to a budget and developing budgets for projects and areas of work.

·         Experience of leading and implementing change.