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E-Resources Librarian (Part Time)

Job title E-Resources Librarian (Part Time)

Department Library

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

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 19 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 05 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM10268

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We have an exciting opportunity for an E-Resources Librarian to join us on a part-time basis!

About you:

  • Committed and eager 
  • Experience of working in a library or similar environment
  • An awareness of E-Resources within a University Library context
  • Degree or equivalent in Librarianship / Information Science
  • Chartered status or willing to submit an application for this within 18 months of appointment

About the role:

This role sits within the University of Bath Library’s E-Resources and Periodicals team. 

The post holder will help to administer the library’s growing collection of over 27,000 subscriptions to online/printed journals and databases, supporting the needs of students and staff undertaking research and teaching at the University.

With a focus on the user experience, you’ll advise staff on e-resource issues and provide supervision to colleagues within the team.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Ordering new journal and database resources
  • Activating and making content available to users
  • Troubleshooting access problems 
  • Collecting data to inform purchasing decisions

This is a part-time position within a job share, working 21.9 hours per week (Tues, Thurs and Fri, although some flexibility may be possible). It is offered on a fixed term basis until the end of 2023 whilst the existing postholder undertakes a secondment.

For informal enquiries, please contact Steve Alston, Serials & E-Resources Librarian on 01225 385442 or via email to or Sarah Ormes E-Resources Librarian/Impact & Engagement Librarian

About us:

You will join a dedicated, expert 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 and support the importance of continued professional development for all Library staff to achieve this.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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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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.