Special Collections Librarian: University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Study in:UK
Deadline: 23 Nov 2017

Special Collections Librarian

Closing Date : 23/11/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 February 2018 until 31 July 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
School/Directorate : The University of Manchester Library
Division : Special Collections
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : L&CI-10954

We are seeking to appoint a Special Collections Librarian (Wellcome project) to catalogue the University of Manchester medical collections according to recognised descriptive standards for printed collections and develop access to these collections through contributing to the Library’s reader services, promotions, exhibitions, events and other strategies.

You will be a graduate with a professional qualification in librarianship or similar. In addition, you will be committed to the exploitation of Special Collections for research, teaching and learning, and public engagement; have excellent communication and team-working skills; have experience of library/archive or related management and resource discovery systems and familiarity with AACR2, RDA and MARC21 standards.

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for The University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.

You will be joining the Library at a crucial time. The John Rylands Research Institute (established in 2013) is revealing and exploring hidden ideas and knowledge contained within our world-leading Special Collections, and creating an international community of scholars and researchers across many disciplines. Our Audience Development Plan is also driving the strategic improvement of the visitor experience at the John Rylands Library, one of Manchester’s top attractions.

Culture and Values – Our Five Ways of Working

The University of Manchester Library strives to create a working environment that is supportive and rewarding providing a platform from which we can achieve our ambitious strategy.

1.         Empowerment – Empowering and supporting individuals to take more risks

2.         Openness – More questioning and working with greater openness and trust

3.         Inclusion – Creating an inclusive culture by recognising each other’s differences and strengths

4.         Responsibility – Taking collective responsibility to achieve our shared goals

5.         Support – Delighting in our success whilst supporting each other through adversity

It’s important that all colleagues share in this vision and are committed to helping create a working environment that is both rewarding and fulfilling. Please consider this before applying for this role.

Hours & Place of Work

Normal working hours are 35 hours per week

The start date will be 1 February 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter by mutual agreement.

This post is based primarily in the Main Library, Oxford Road. However, all Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.

All Library staff are required to wear a name badge.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from men and the black and minority ethnic (BME) community, who are both currently under-represented at this level. All appointments will be made on merit.

Informal enquiries

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Julianne Simpson

Email: julianne.simpson@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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