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Programme Liaison Librarian - 6 Month Contract

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Programme Liaison Librarian - 6 Month Contract

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    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26244

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  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

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  • Duration:

    6 months

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Programme Liaison Librarian - Online Library Services



6-month Fixed Term Contract

Full Time – 35 hours per week


Start – ASAP


About the company


Sue Hill Recruitment have been instructed by an Academic provider in London, who is looking for an experienced and qualified “Subject Librarian” to help with the development of 10 new programmes. Reporting to the Associate Director of Online Library Services, you will provide first class Library services and resources to support academic and research activity


This is a key liaison and collection development position which requires consulting with all relevant stakeholders (faculty from member institutions), authors and editors from the publications departments as well as subject specialists from the Online Library in order to ensure that the library collections and services meet student/curriculum learning needs.


The post-holder will also assist in the provision and development of the specialised enquiry services using face-to-face, telephone and online methods.



What you’ll be doing

Academic Liaison

  • To liaise/consult with all relevant stakeholders (faculty from the member institutions), authors and editors from the publications department as well as subject specialists from the Online Library at all times in order to ascertain the specific curriculum and resource requirements, and to keep then updated at all times.

  • To act as the subject lead/link between the students who are registered on the nominated programmes and faculty in respect of library and information provision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • To contribute to quality assurance of the programmes by compiling resource and enquiry statistics.


Information Resources Management

  • Within a specified budget, to select or to recommend for purchase Information resources for the nominated Track C programmes liaising with academic and library staff.

  • To manage the specific programme collections provided from the Online Library and to develop collection management policies.

  • To work collaboratively across departments to support Online Library collections’ initiatives and streamline workflows accordingly.


Information Skills Training/Student Support

  • To deliver structured programmes of training in information and research skills through both face-to-face and online means.

  • To work with the nominated programme teams and faculty in the development and delivery of Online Library tutorial exercises.

  • To provide in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty as well as other library staff.

  • To monitor and update the relevant programme gateways in collaboration with the technical support Librarians.

  • To contribute to the provision and development of specialised enquiry services using face-to-face and online methods.






Why you will be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

To succeed in this role, ideally, you will be qualified to degree level in an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences subject or by equivalent work-based experience. You must also have a professional qualification in Library and Information Science. A good working knowledge of IT, electronic resources development and management is essential.



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent by experience or ability.

  • Appropriate professional qualification or demonstrably equivalent expertise in librarianship/information management.



·         Relevant experience of working in an academic or research library.

·         Proven experience in delivering services to a demanding community of users.

·         Experience of working with and managing curriculum specific collections.

·         Adaptable in approach with the ability to work equally effectively independently, within or leading a team, to meet agreed deadlines and targets without close supervision.




  • Sound professional knowledge of academic library and information work, including the development and management of collections.

  • Knowledge of the development of print and electronic library collections.

  • Experience of working with digital/e-resources or distance learning environment would be advantageous

  • High level of IT knowledge and capability.

  • Good understanding of academic needs and research methods.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by the ability to relate well to library customers and to deal pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of users and their queries/problems.

  • Experience of the preparation and delivery of Information Literacy skills training and teaching in the use of primary and secondary information resources.

  • Familiarity with online learning environments and technologies, including tools for distance instruction or a demonstrable aptitude for learning such tools.



Why you should apply

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Librarian to assist with the ongoing development for Online Services

If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 020 7378 5469 or