Academic Liaison Librarian

Birmingham | £27,929 - £31,411 per annum

Employer: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Sector/Specialism: Secretarial, PA & Administration

Vacancy Reference: 50884
Academic Liaison Librarian
Full Time, Permanent (37 hours, 1.0 FTE)
Salary: Grade 5 / £27,929 - £31,411 per annum
Location: Birmingham Campus

The Institute of Inner-City Learning is seeking to appoint an Academic Liaison Librarian at its Birmingham Campus.

Reporting to the Academic and Digital Skills Manager, the post holder will provide specialist library support for the learning and teaching activities of a specified University curriculum area. This post would also have significant reporting lines to the Dean of the Birmingham campus for all day-to-day operational responsibilities. The post will be required to work on the weekends to provide a 7-day week cover for the students on the Birmingham campus and it is offered on a remote basis for candidates outside of the Birmingham city.

• Liaise with academic staff in a given area, to ensure appropriate learning resources and effective digital and information literacy skills are delivered, with reference to the LLR’s strategic vision and action plan and support the Academic and Digital Skills Manager and Head of Academic Services in the development of the InfoSkills programme
• Design, deliver and facilitate training for students and staff in digital and information skills relevant to a specific curriculum area, taking into account good current practice in pedagogical theory and the differing needs of students and researchers as they progress in their academic careers
• Act as a point of expertise within the Institution for the development of digital and information skills, contributing to the delivery of library enquiry services, including physical and virtual enquiry services, and responding to specialist subject-based enquiries
• Work as part of the Academic Liaison team to develop innovative methods for reaching students across a wide geographical area using digital platforms and other forms of technology
• Gain a thorough understanding of the needs of students and staff within your curriculum area in order to advise on collections and learning resources, to support the Head of Academic Services and Head of Collections in ensuring a joined up and holistic approach to resource provision and collection development

You should have:
• First degree or equivalent
• Professional qualification in Library and / or Information Studies OR significant previous experience in providing liaison / subject librarianship in an FE or HE environment
• Evidence of a commitment to and knowledge of contemporary Digital and Information Literacy developments
• Recent experience of delivering Information and Digital Literacy skills training, and producing associated materials

Please view the Job Description for further details, where you will also find a list of the essential and desirable ‘Person Specification’ criteria.

• Annual leave entitlement is 28 days annual leave per year (plus 8 bank holidays & 4 University closure days)

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Please note, this application process does not include the option to submit a CV. Therefore, your application will be assessed based on your answers to the application questions only and, in particular, your Supporting Statement.

Closing date: 8th February 2023, 11:59 pm