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Academic Engagement Librarian, Library

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£33,100.17 - £51,656.43 per annum
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a permanent post of a Academic Engagement Librarian within UCD Library .

The mission of UCD Library is to organise the University's information to inspire engagement and learning, to enable its use in promoting research and innovation, and to contribute to the preservation of Irish cultural heritage. UCD consists of 5 libraries, UCD Archives and the National Folklore Collection at UCD. UCD Library provides library and information services to UCD staff and students. UCD Archives and the National Folklore Collection at UCD house collections of national importance for use by the UCD community and external researchers. Following the launch of an ambitious new strategy, `The Library of the future , UCD Library is currently undergoing a reorganisation of its staffing structure to enable the delivery of the strategy. This includes the formation of three new Directorates - Operations, Cultural Heritage and Collections & Digital Services. The successful candidate will be joining the Academic & Research Engagement Unit within the Operations Directorate in a period of change. The person appointed will demonstrate an enthusiasm for the changing information landscape and the ongoing development of library services including the implementation of new processes and services. The Academic Engagement Librarian will proactively manage and develop the library's relationships with the Colleges, Schools, Institutes and Centres within UCD and identify opportunities for collaboration and support. Specific responsibilities will include participating in relevant College meetings, co-ordinating support for quality reviews and accreditation, and providing a key first point of contact and communication for academic staff. The post-holder will also work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and functional experts across the Library, including the Operations Directorate and Collection Services.

95 Asst. Librarian II\2013 Salary Scale: €38,344 - €59,840 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 18th of December 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
There is a diverse range of staff at UCD, with employment opportunities frequently presenting themselves in the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Administrative
  • Buildings and Services
  • IT Services
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Research
  • Technical 

Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
Learn more about equality and diversity in UCD, including our new Dignity & Respect Support Service.
Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

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