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Subject Librarian

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£34,308 - £40,931 per annum (Grade 5)
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

Job Details

Our Information Services department is one of the largest within Edinburgh Napier University and our Library Service is proud to be consistently ranked as one of the highest in Scotland for supportive library resources on the National Student Survey.

Our team members are fully committed to delivering and supporting high quality library systems and services, accessible anytime, anywhere, enabling individuals to achieve all of their learning, teaching, research or business-related objectives.

As part of our ongoing initiative to maintain our Customer Service Excellence accreditation, we are currently recruiting a Subject Librarian to work closely with our School of Applied Sciences advising, teaching and informing customers about Library collections and services.

The Role:

The role of Subject Librarian will allow you to provide invaluable support to students, academic staff and researchers within our School of Applied Sciences. This post is one that oversees the selection, management and development of resources and information services for a range of library users, with focus on the subject disciplines of the school mentioned above.

As a qualified Librarian (or someone with extensive experience in library/information work), you will be in an excellent position to use your skills and experience to liaise proactively with designated groups of staff, students, and other customers to inform them of IS stock and services, promote these services to them, and to anticipate and respond dynamically to demand.

By creating and delivering a wide range of user education services, this role will allow you to help improve digital and information literacy skills, while giving you the opportunity to actively contribute to the Library’s consistently high NSS scores, enhancing the student experience and supporting the university’s learning and teaching strategy.

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to support the university’s research strategy and research outputs, supporting all levels of researchers through the provision and exploitation of high-quality resources, assisting with literature reviews, as well as advising on publishing and Open Access.

What we will need from you:

  • Graduate in a relevant discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience Qualified Librarian or extensive experience in library/information work Demonstrable experience of library/information work and research support Experience of creating and delivering user education sessions which build digital and information literacy skills Experience of working with and exploiting a modern Library Management System Familiarity with appropriate discipline ie: applied sciences (desirable only) A proactive attitude towards managing workload Good communication skills and a strong customer focus

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8%, a minimum of 36 days holiday and annual pay reviews.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Salary: £34,308 - £40,931 per annum (Grade 5)

Additional information:

The closing date for this position is 11.59 pm on 2nd April 2023. Interviews will be held on week commencing 17th April 2023. 

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status.


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