Academic Liaison Librarian - Middlesex

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  • Sector:

    Knowledge and information management

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  • Salary:

    £18.50 - 18.92 per hour

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  • Job ref:

    DR / 25365

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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  • Startdate:

    2018-09-24 00:00:00

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About the company

Our Public University client has a requirement for an Academic Liaison Librarian for a period of 2 months cover starting 24th September. The position will be based in Middlesex and is a full time role covering 35 hours a week, 9am-5pm with one late night shift (day TBC).  This position will assist in the provision of an effective library and information service to all users.

What you're be doing

  • Develop and apply subject information expertise relevant to the requirements of the University, matching resources to the needs and policies of the Schools, the Graduate School and the emerging Research Institutes; take an active role in review and validation activity.
  • Lead, design and deliver information literacy programmes for all levels of learning, from basic induction to research; working closely with Learning Advisors as well as the Learning Innovation and Digital Engagement, the Research and Scholarly Communications and the University Records and Archives teams to ensure a consistent and integrated approach to development of academic, information and digital literacies
  • Develop and create digital learning resources in support of digital and information literacy in conjunction with the Learning Innovation and Digital Engagement teams.
  • Lead on the investigation and exploitation of digital content including e-book DDA/EBA schemes and other emerging means of providing library content
  • Contribute to the formulation of policy for Student and Academic Services and participate in the implementation of policies locally.
  • Liaise formally and informally with academic staff; attend all relevant course committees and meetings on behalf of the Library, and report back regularly to the local Senior Academic Liaison Librarian.
  • Assist with the presentation, promotion and monitoring of library services to schools for undergraduates, taught and research postgraduates.
  • Actively participate and/or lead meetings and project teams with a view to developing and maintaining the best possible quality of service.
  • Advocate and support Schools’ take up of reading lists in order to meet the required 100% coverage.
  • Responsible for any School library budget(s) assigned by the H e a d o f Academic Liaison and Learning Development; maintain any statistical and financial information required.
  • Provide a point of contact for the research community with regard to research skills (DRDP), Research Data Management, Open Access and the REF, liaising with Research and Scholarly Communications and University Records and Archives as required.
  • Contribute to general staff training and development programmes; train and support other staff as appropriate. Keep up to date (CPD) and actively maintain appropriate professional contacts.
  • Undertake any other duties as appropriate within their competence as required by the Head of Academic Liaison and Learning Development from time to time

Why you'll be hired

Our client is looking for an experienced person in this field, who can come in and hit the ground at a critical time and provide support, guidance and insight to the department and the wider environment during the timeframe

Skills, Qualifications and experience:

  • A degree in Library and Information Management or equivalent, as relevant to the post, at Graduate or Postgraduate level
  • Qualified member of CILIP (highly desirable)
  • Professional experience from within an academic environment
  • Experience of providing informational services  and supporting / training those who use them
  • Experience of preparing learning support materials and delivering teaching sessions in a blended environment (Desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work within agreed timescales with high standards of accuracy
  • Strong organisational, analytical and time management skills
  • IT Literate – Microsoft Office / LMS / E-Journals / E-Books / Blackboard
  • Focus on customer care and provision of customer service
  • Works collaboratively in a team and where appropriate across or with different professional groups.
  • Builds and maintains  positive relationships with students
  • Uses initiative or creativity to resolve problems

Why you should apply

An excellent opportunity to add value and insight at a critical and busy time of the academic year

The role is offered at a competitive salary of circa £18.92 per hour

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please call Daniel Rose with no obligation on 0207 378 5468 or to apply please send your CV to