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Assistant Librarian

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 5, £27,181 - £29,605 pa pro rata
Job Type: Support
Closing Date: 12/10/2023
Date Posted: 12/01/2023
Reference: S2083




Assistant Librarian


Library, Technology, and Information (LTI)


Fixed term from Dec 2023 to 31st March 2024


Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester


1 FTE – 37 hours per week


This post could also be filled by 2 part-time applicants provided that the working week (M-F) would be covered between the successful candidates


About the Department

The Library, Technology and Information Service is at heart an academic service that is integrated within the curriculum and co-curriculum delivered to each student, supporting the research needs of staff and students.


The successful candidate will initially be based at Oxstalls campus library in Gloucester which supports the Business School, School of Health, and the Sport Sciences and Performing Arts courses.


About the role

The postholder will work closely with subject librarians at Oxstalls and will be engaged in tasks focused on the management of the library collections including reading list development, digitisation, records maintenance and copyright compliance. The postholder will perform Research Repository administrative tasks that facilitate the digital dissemination of research publications and postgraduate research theses.  Assistant librarians are expected to support academic staff and students in the use of library systems, educational technology (VLE, referencing software, TALIS resource list management technology) and digital resources to locate relevant literature which may involve training either 1-1 or assisting with group training.


The postholder will also be expected to contribute to the development of new library services, periodically supporting other library teams, and participate in service evaluation and feedback to continually improve the services.


Previous experience in a library role/HE environment and well-founded confidence in using a variety of library/educational software applications would be beneficial.


Contact Details:

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact Susan Turner, Senior Librarian (Policy and Research) via email


Key dates:

Closing date 10th December 2023

Interview date: 20th December 2023


Find out more information about our benefits and working for the university.


To apply please click on APPLY at the bottom of this page, you will be asked to complete our application form. Please see applicant guidance for help and advice on how to complete the application process. CV's only will not be considered.



The University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff community and welcomes applications from currently under-represented sections of our workforce. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing an interview to everyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the essential criteria contained within the person specification.




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