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Head of Library Services

Head of Library Services

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    Knowledge & Information Management

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    Lee Seymour

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    about 1 month ago

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Head of Library Services – Permanent - Edinburgh


This is a wonderful new opportunity for a Head of Library Services to provide strategic direction and operational leadership of a large library team and service.

This position is based in Edinburgh with hybrid working available.


Key Job Responsibilities include:


  • leading library and Information services and driving the strategic direction of the library.

  • managing the library in an effective and efficient manner

  • implementing library plans and policies with the library team.

  • representing the library with internal and external bodies.

  • ad hoc projects and change management initiatives.

The successful candidate will have a degree or post-graduate qualification in Library and Information studies, with significant experience of working in a professional library including at management level.

You must have experience of working in a leading role within a professional service and be able to demonstrate exceptional influencing, leadership and change management skills.

You will be able to lead and inspire the team, and be able to demonstrate your leadership capabilities.

You will have a proven track record of working in a strategic role and be able to demonstrate your ability to develop the library.

You will be able to quickly build relationships.

You will have strong managerial and organisational skills.

Experience in a special library or information service would be desirable.  

Experience of working in a leading role within a professional library is desirable. 


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