Librarian – Collection Management and Engagement Team

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£35,014 to £38,059 per annum  
29 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Librarian – Collection Management and Engagement Team

Library and Learning Resources

Location:  Curzon Building

Salary:  £35,014 to £38,059 per annum  

Full Time / Permanent

Posted On:  Monday 22 November 2021

Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 December 2021

Interview Date:  Wednesday 05 January 2022

Reference:  092021-394-R

We have an exciting opportunity for a user-focused, and innovative individual to serve as a Collections Management and Engagement (CME) Librarian within Library and Learning Resources (L&LR) at Birmingham City University. 

Reporting to the Head of Collection Management and Engagement alongside 5 other CME librarians this role will be responsible for the development and management of the University’s resource collections, supporting the Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS) faculty. 

The Role

The successful candidate will engage with academic staff to source, select and purchase books, journals, databases and other resources to align collections with reading lists to meet students’ needs. The post-holder will manage all aspects of L&LR collections from acquisition to disposal.

A key part of the role is responsibility for the development and implementation of academic engagement strategies with the faculty, including representation at appropriate faculty committees and course validation programmes. The post-holder will plan and deliver promotional and outreach activities, both individually and as part of teams, so that academic staff and students are aware of the full range of services provided and how to access them. More broadly, the role involves contributing to the strategic development and implementation of policies, procedures and services in the specific areas with a view to delivering the highest quality services and maximising their effectiveness.

 The role sits within the Collection Management and Engagement Division, alongside CME librarians, a Special Collections Librarian and a library data officer. There is a generic job description for librarians within L&LR, with the focus for this role on Collection Management and Engagement (CME); other teams within L&LR cover Library Systems and Resource Administration (LRSA), Customer Services (CS), Learning, Teaching and Research Services (LTRS) and the General Office. (GO). 


Our goal in Library and Learning Resources is to inspire all our users on their academic journey through the provision of appropriate resources, information and digital literacy skills embedded in the curriculum, and support at the point of need, and via a variety of study environments. 

We are currently in the process of scaling up our digital resources and further expanding our blended delivery of learning to support accessible and on demand learning. Student Support and achievement is at the centre of everything we do.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are excellence, people-focused, partnership-working and fairness and integrity.

For informal enquiries please contact Ann-Marie James, Head of Collection Management and Engagement

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us:

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.