Academic Engagement Librarian

London (GB)
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
05 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Academic Engagement Librarian
Job reference  RU00650 
Application closing date   05/05/2017  
Job category/type  Non-Academic/Support
Department: Library, Technology and Media Services
Full time and part time available

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Consult with the academic community to share a mutual understanding of strategic and operational priorities and engage in effective liaison to support current teaching, research and learning activities.
  • Negotiate, develop and maintain extensive and meaningful relationships with a range of colleagues in academic and professional departments (e.g. Heads of Departments, Programme Convenors, Library Co-ordinator, student union, department admin managers).
  • Ensure Library Services is recognised and has a high profile beyond the physical building by leading mutually beneficial initiatives using a range of communication channels.
  • Develop methods to understand the needs of customers (academics and students), to inform decision making, budget setting and planning strategic priorities for Library Services.
  • Support academic colleagues or programme areas, in preparing for quality assurance processes including, curriculum reviews, QAA, TEF/REF, Open Access etc.
  • Represent Library Services on departmental meetings, university committees, projects and working groups, taking ownership of issues and providing solutions where appropriate.
  • Provide reports, obtain customer insight, seek opportunities for engagement and information exchange to inform decision making.
  • Prepare reports, gathering, collating and analysing information to provide feedback from formal or informal mechanisms (e.g. NSS, Committee meetings, etc.).
  • Prepare, implement and monitor departmental action plans in collaboration with academic colleagues and Library Services teams, and as agreed with line manager.
  • Assist the Head of Academic Engagement & Collections to implement changes in library policy or practice, including proactive advocacy with academic departments, e.g. reading list framework, Open Access.
  • Carry out regular reviews of collections and subscriptions, as agreed with the Collections Team in line with current teaching and learning needs.
  • Support or lead projects, project strands and contribute to working groups and represent Roehampton and Library services at external events.
  • Assume responsibility for a designated service-wide specialist function(s).
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required by the line manager or other senior colleagues.

Closing date: 7 May 2017
Interview date: Week Commencing 15 May 2017

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