Subject Librarian (fixed-term post)

Job title Subject Librarian (fixed-term post)

Department Library

Salary Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 25 January 2018

Closing date Sunday 11 February 2018

Interview date Wednesday 21 February 2018

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Subject Librarian, Biology & Biochemistry, Physics and Natural Sciences

We are seeking a highly motivated, qualified and experienced Librarian to fill this temporary Subject Librarian vacancy within the Academic Services section of the University of Bath Library.

You will provide exemplary services as Librarian for the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry and Physics, and for the University’s Natural Sciences programme, working within the Library’s Science Faculty Subject team.  You will have responsibility for the provision of library induction, information skills teaching, liaison, enquiry handling and the development of library collections, to support library users at all levels within your Academic Departments.  You will participate in appropriate Department meetings, and build excellent professional relationships with academic and professional staff in your Departments.

As a Subject Librarian you will contribute to the development of Library strategy and services, and be expected to participate in task and finish and special interest groups essential to support this.  You should be innovative and collaborative in your work, with excellent communication skills and the ability to manage finite budgets.

Applicants should have a CILIP accredited qualification in librarianship or information studies, or equivalent, to at least undergraduate level, and be a Chartered member of, or committed to completing Chartership with CILIP.  Familiarity with academic subject areas relevant to the post would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will join a dedicated, professional team of Library staff committed to the continual development of services to support the University’s strategy: to deliver world-class 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 provide programmes of local opportunities and support involvement in appropriate external activities.   

This vacancy is expected to run for a year, from 26 March 2018.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Hannah South, Head of Library Academic Services (01225 386589 or, or Linda Humphreys, Science Faculty Librarian (01225 385248 or

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.