Information Librarian (Academic Services) (Fixed Term, two roles available)

Job title Information Librarian (Academic Services) (Fixed Term, two roles available)

Department Library

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817 pro rata, per annum

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Wednesday 15 July 2020

Closing date Sunday 26 July 2020

Interview date Thursday 06 August 2020

Reference SB7674


We are seeking two enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to fill one full-time and one part-time (0.51 fte) temporary Information Librarian vacancy within the Academic Services section of the University of Bath Library. Both roles are expected to run to mid/end May 2021. Although supporting all areas of Academic Services work, the full-time post will be based primarily within the Library's Engineering & Design Faculty Subject Team and the part-time post within the Library’s Humanities & Social Sciences and Management team.

Applicants 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.

As an Information Librarian you will be responsible for answering information and resource related enquiries from library users at all levels, through our online enquiry management service and by other means.  You will assist Faculty and Subject Librarians in preparing and delivering library induction and information skills teaching, primarily for online delivery over the period of appointment, 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 will assist in preparation of library guidance, instructional and publicity materials, using a variety of formats and media.  You should be innovative and collaborative in your work, with excellent communication skills.

The successful applicants 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.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Hannah South, Head of Library Academic Services (, David Stacey, Faculty Librarian, Engineering & Design ( or Katrin Roberts and Emma Stuart Edwards, Faculty Librarians for Humanities & Social Sciences (

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. 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 such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are 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 employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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.