Metadata, E-Resources and Discovery Assistant

London, United Kingdom
25 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Library, Technology and Media Services (LTMS)

Full time 1.0, 35 hours per week

Salary: £ 26,936 to £30,627 pa inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

We are looking for a Metadata, E-resources & Discovery Assistant to join our Library, Technology and Media Services (LTMS) department. In the role, you will be responsible for the delivery of two primary services to support the Collections & Discovery Services team:

  • the provision, management and presentation of high quality metadata records to ensure information resources in all formats are easily and effectively discoverable
  • the optimisation and maintenance of continuity of access to electronic resources via the library discovery systems and related technology services

We are looking for someone with excellent ICT and cataloguing skills, with experience of managing metadata records such as MARC21, AACR2 and knowledge of library classification systems, preferably Dewey Decimal Classification. You will have knowledge and experience of library management systems, discovery tools and journals holding management systems; and be able to effectively manage e-resource access and troubleshooting issues.

You will play an active, collaborative and innovative role in the overall work of the Collections and Discovery team, working flexibly across the team as required. Ideally, you will have experience of working in an academic library environment.

This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has recently opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe.

We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas.

The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working. We are proud of our achievements as a Post 1992 University and continue to build upon them.

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

The closing date for completed applications is: 14th October 2018

It is expected that interviews will be held on: 26th October 2018

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

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