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Subject Librarian

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    Knowledge & Information Management

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    DR - 26373

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    Mark Leigh

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Subject Librarian



Full Time Hours – 37 per week

ASAP Start



About the company


Sue Hill Recruitment have been instructed by our client, a Higher Education provider, who are looking to recruit a Subject Librarian to help develop and deliver both curriculum based, and informal information literacy learning opportunities, tools and materials utilising accepted pedagogical practices and deliverable in a variety of formats. The role would also require the Librarian to develop and manage Library collections within designated subject areas in collaboration with academic departments, and to manage allied budgets.


Key Responsibilities


•         Deliver Subject Librarian responsibilities for designated courses, providing academic support including teaching for staff and students.

•         Main point of contact for students and staff on designated courses using professional knowledge and experience to provide teaching, advice and guidance on research.

•         Analyse, manipulate and interpret data, to produce detailed reports, such as analysis of workshop feedback.

•         Contribute to collection management and development activities such as the identification and ordering of new stock in relevant subject areas, and evaluation of existing stock with an allocated budget responsibility.

•         Provide detailed information and advice to colleagues and stakeholders of the library, acting as a point of contact for specialist queries; considering and explaining potential implications and providing information as required.

•         Maintain accurate information and documentation to inform on decision-making, and effective policy management.

•         Implement improvements to own areas of work considering customer feedback, changes to policy, strategy, or external environment.

•         Plan workload within a general plan or schedule over periods of up to a year, ensuring deadlines are met and to assist the Head of Library in planning for future work.

•         Assist with the organisation of events and meetings.

•         Build and maintain relationships with contacts in other services, faculties or external bodies including participating in networks/working groups to coordinate activity and build effective relationships. For example, you will be actively involved in relevant faculty/department/service meetings outside the library.

•         Deliver a high level of customer service to internal and external clients using own initiative and specialist knowledge and experience; liaising with key contacts within the University as required.

•         Line manage team members.


Why you will be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

  • A qualification in librarianship, library and information science, or information management at degree or post-graduate level or a recognised equivalent professional qualification.

  • Experience of working within higher education

  • Previous experience of supervising/managing staff

  • Experience of delivering and evaluating teaching to groups of library users and/or staff

  • Relevant experience in developing and delivering subject specialist support and teaching to staff and students preferably in a university or equivalent environment

  • Experience creating online learning objects for information and digital literacy teaching

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally and relate positively to staff and students within a busy and demanding working environment.

  • Ability to understand and respond to requests for information and assistance.

  • Experience of using information technology and the ability to apply that knowledge in an education library setting.