Acquisitions and Digitisation Specialist

London, United Kingdom
01 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: c£32,500.00 per annum, depending on experience
Status: Permanent, Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Based at our Greenwich Campus with flexibility to work at Greenford and London Bridge sites
Application deadline: 18 September 2017

About the role

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Acquisitions & Digitisation Specialist to join our growing organisation. Within this post you will play a key role in the effective delivery of Library and Learning Resources within GSM London. These include both physical and online resources such as campus libraries, print and electronic collections, learning tools and platforms, information skills support and academic liaison. This position will assist the Collection Development Librarian in the administration and delivery of services to support teaching, learning and research, including selection and acquisition of stock, digitisation and handling of digitised course readings in compliance with regulatory requirements and liaison with academic staff to ensure that appropriate information resources and effective information skills are delivered. The post is expected to work closely with other Library and Learning Resources staff, faculty members and other professional departments to ensure that services meet the needs of students and staff across the college.

What we’re looking for

To be successful, you will need to be postgraduate degree qualified in Library/Information Science or a related discipline or possess equivalent experience, and demonstrate experience within a similar role in an academic or specialised library service. You will possess superior customer service and communication skills, initiative and have the ability to be planned and organised in a busy environment. In addition you will be proficient in the use of library management systems and procurement platforms. Your experience in selection and acquisition of stock, processing of new materials, catalogue maintenance and digitisation/copyright practices will be highly regarded.

How to apply

To express your interest in this position view the Job description below and submit your completed application form (link below) via email to quoting your Name followed by Acquisitions & Digitisation Specialist in the subject line.

 The application form is here: Application form

GSM London are committed to promoting equal opportunities to people regardless of age, gender, religion, belief, race, sexuality or disability. We operate as an employment agency and employment business. Please note you must have the Right to Work in the UK (without Employer sponsorship) to be considered for this role.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Job description

Job description

About GSM London

GSM London is an independent higher education provider that has been delivering degree-level education for over 40 years. We have campuses in Greenwich and Greenford and a study centre at London Bridge. Our partnership with Plymouth University means that our students receive a final qualification/degree awarded by one of the UK’s top modern universities. GSM London is genuinely inclusive, helping our diverse student body realise their aspirations whatever their situation or background. We encourage them to have bold dreams and we focus on employability from day one. We currently have around 7,000 students studying for a range of business-related degrees.

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