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Librarian Collections (Part time)

Collections C&D

Location:  Kings Meadow Campus
Salary:  £33,966 to £45,585 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 08 December 2023
Interview Date:  Tuesday 09 January 2024
Reference:  LD471023

We have an exciting opportunity for a Librarian to join our Collections team within the Content and Discovery section. Part of the Libraries department at the University of Nottingham, you will be based at King’s Meadow Campus on Lenton Lane, though some of your work may involve visiting our libraries. Across the university we have eight different Libraries and employ over 200 people.  

Having colleagues from a wide range of groups and backgrounds is key to a good supportive workplace and even better services. We are particularly keen to receive applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in Libraries in the UK, such as people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds. 

As a Collections Librarian you will provide guidance and training to a small team who manage and develop library collections in line with teaching and research needs across seven Libraries and an off-site store. You will build strong working relationships with our two other Librarians in supporting and developing a broad range of consistently high-quality, user-focused services. Those services include decisions around the selection and movement of stock between libraries and stores, academic support for the online reading list system, evaluation of physical and online library materials using library systems data, and communicating collections-related activities to academics and library colleagues. 

You will have excellent organisational skills, operational knowledge of collection management tools and techniques and ideally you will have a broad range of relevant library experience although this does not have to be in a university environment. 

This is a permanent, part-time post of 18 hours per week, worked across 3 days (exact hours by agreement). 

What can we offer you? A friendly and supportive working environment. Hybrid working arrangements with blended approach of home and office working each week. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages that support your well-being and help you reach your full potential. You will have access to a benefits package, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and pension scheme. 

Perhaps you feel you don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they match everything, not just the essential criteria. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sarah Davies, email SARAH.DAVIES@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.



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