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Information Librarian (Academic Services) (Fixed Term, Part Time)

Job title Information Librarian (Academic Services) (Fixed Term, Part Time)

Department Library

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308 Pro Rata Per Annum

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Friday 16 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 02 October 2022

Interview date Tuesday 11 October 2022

Reference CH9733R

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We are seeking a professional and highly motivated individual to join the Academic Services section of the University of Bath Library.

About the role 

As an Information Librarian you will be responsible for answering information, resource and service related enquiries from library users at all levels, in person, through our online enquiry management service, and through other appropriate Library systems.

You will assist Faculty and Subject Librarians in preparing and delivering library induction and information skills teaching, for online and in-person delivery, and on occasion will design and deliver training sessions yourself. 

In addition, you will support the Faculty and Subject Librarians in all areas of collection development, management and promotion, and provide advice and guidance to teaching staff on creation of reading lists. You will also assist in preparation of library guidance, instructional and publicity materials, using a variety of formats and media.

Although based primarily within the Library’s science subject team, in this role you will work closely with colleagues across the Library. You will participate in task and finish and special interest groups, and deputise for Subject and Faculty Librarians at academic department meetings when appropriate.

This role is offered on a part time (29.20 hours per week) fixed term basis to cover for maternity leave with an expected end date of 06/10/2023 or the early return of the post holder.

About you 

  • Be innovative and collaborative in your work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

You should have a CILIP accredited qualification in librarianship or information studies or equivalent, to at least degree level, or clear commitment to completion if not yet awarded.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Hannah South, Head of Library Academic Services (, or Karina Bradshaw, Science Faculty Librarian (

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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Further details:

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 that 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 / ILR, 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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.