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Reading Lists Librarian (Part Time)

Job title Reading Lists Librarian (Part Time)

Department Library

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Friday 11 November 2022

Closing date Thursday 01 December 2022

Interview date Monday 12 December 2022

Reference AT10016

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We are seeking a professionally qualified Librarian!

You will be experienced in working with the operational aspects of Library Management Systems, to fill this exciting new role leading the further development of our Reading List Management system (Leganto, known withing the University as ‘Library Lists’) as an effective and integrated service to the whole University community.

About the role

You will co-ordinate and oversee the reading list processing responsibilities of Senior Library Assistants working across functional teams, and liaise with and co-ordinate reading list processes carried out by Subject and Information Librarians in Academic Services, and Librarians and Senior Library Assistants working in the Library’s Acquisitions and Document Delivery teams.

You will provide training and advice for all Library staff working with operational aspects of our Reading List Management System and will be responsible for reviewing and updating guidance and instructional materials to support University teaching staff and students using Library Lists.

You will additionally have responsibility for developing, monitoring and preparing reports on the use of Library Lists and associated data analytics, to present and share with Library staff and with Senior Managers and committees across the wider University community, to inform planning decisions and strategic developments.

This role is offered part time (21.9 hours per week) permanent basis. 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be:

  • innovative and collaborative in your work
  • have excellent communication skills 
  • possess strong attention to detail

You will join a dedicated, professional team of Library staff committed to the continual development of services to support the University’s strategy: to deliver premier research and teaching, extend the University’s international influence, and enrich the student experience. 

We understand the importance of continued professional development for all Library staff in order to achieve this, and you will benefit from the programme of local opportunities we provide, and our support for your involvement in appropriate external activities.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Zoe Hurley or Claire Tylee: library-biblibs@bath.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Sunday 27th November 2022 and interviews are expected to be held on Monday 12th December 2022.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

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