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Chemistry Librarian [Temporary Cover] (Secondment)

Fixed-term: 31 October 2018.

The Department of Chemistry is seeking a creative, pro-active, and enthusiastic person to cover a secondment. The role offers a great opportunity to gain experience of working in a large, busy and diverse, discipline-specific library, with particular responsibility for the library social media accounts and assistance with various library projects. The Librarian is responsible for the delivery of the library and information service to the Department.

Applications are sought from candidates with experience of librarian work within the University, and development and delivery of training in the use of Library services and resources. The successful candidate will be a graduate, preferably with a science qualification either as postgraduate diploma or first degree or equivalent, will have a qualification in Librarianship or Information Studies and experience of working in a similar role in an academic or research library setting. A sound understanding of electronic information sources, automated library systems and standard office applications is essential and, as you will manage a part time Library Assistant, experience of staff management would also be beneficial but not essential.

Secondment Cover: The funds for this post are available until 31/10/2018 or the return of the post holder whichever is the earlier.

This role is suitable for a secondment within the University as it is an excellent opportunity for someone currently working in a library role in the University to gain further experience in a large department.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal queries please contact Emma Graham ( 

Please quote reference MA15852 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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