Assistant Librarian, Electronic Resources

Job Reference : 00706
Closing Date : 06/03/2017
Salary : £34,030 per annum
Employment Type : Open ended
Department : School of Advanced Study
Division : The Warburg Institute (WI)
Hours Per week : 35 hours per week

About the Library
The Warburg Library is a research library providing support for students, academics and a national and international scholarly community. The collection, arranged thematically in a unique subject-order designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research, makes it an essential resource for the history of the classical tradition in the Middle Ages and Early modern time and Renaissance studies. The Library is open-access and consists of around 370,000 volumes and ca. 1,2000 current periodicals. The electronic resources are currently expanding.

The Role
The Warburg Institute has embarked on an ambitious project, Warburg Library OnLine, which will  provide access to our existing digital resources and create new digital repositories, all linked to our unique Library classification system, the iconographic arrangement of our Photographic Collection and the collections of the Institute Archive.

The Assistant Librarian, Electronic Resources will be responsible for the following key elements of the Warburg Library Online project:

  • Managing all aspects of the Library’s collection of electronic resources and;
  • Initiating, implementing and managing on a day-to-day basis the international open repository, working in collaboration with the Institute’s Digital Librarian.


The role will work closely with library staff, academic staff of the Institute as well as staff members from the Senate House Library and the other School of Advanced Study libraries. Key duties in this position will include leading Institute-wide projects as well and Library specific initiatives.


The Person
The successful person will hold a Library Information Science or Digital Humanities qualification or equivalent, and/or substantial relevant experience in digital information services.  Technically adept, you will also bring high level IT skills and practical experience in the field of electronic resources.  You have good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and flexibly with people at all levels.  Finally, your understanding of the research process and the information needs of researchers, coupled with your ability to work well with others, within and outside of various academic departments, will be crucial to your success in this role.

Further Information
To apply for this opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking on the button below.  The close date for this role is midnight, Monday 6 March 2017.

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