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Information Librarian (Research Publications)

Job title Information Librarian (Research Publications)

Department Library

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2451

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Wednesday 25 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 12 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10282

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We are looking for an innovative Information Librarian (Research Publications) to join our Open Access team in the University of Bath Library. 

About the role:

You would be integral to making the University’s journal articles, books, and eTheses openly accessible via our institutional repository. Your knowledge of research publications would allow you to support our academics and authors in an evolving scholarly communications landscape. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis.  

About you:

You will:

  • Have practical experience checking bibliographic metadata records. 
  • Be able to create and analyse reports.
  • Communicate confidently to answer enquiries from a range of service users across a variety of formats.
  • Be proactive with excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise workloads.

About the department:

We are a small research publications team that works closely with our colleagues in the Library, academic departments, and wider University. We provide guidance, training, and individual researcher support to enable research outputs to be optimally exposed, managed and curated. As part of this team you will contribute to practical work around open access, systems testing, financial payments, reporting, and policy compliance activities.

We understand the importance of continued professional development for all Library staff. We provide programmes of local opportunities and support involvement in appropriate external activities to encourage your personal and professional development.

For any informal discussions any the role please contact Cath Borwick (Scholarly Communications Librarian) on or Steve Alston (Serials & E-resources Librarian) on

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:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

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.

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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.