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Head of Academic Library Services - Ref ACD11/29
Newcastle upon Tyne
Working as part of the senior management team in Academic Services, you will provide the professional leadership and vision required to ensure that Academic Library Services are recognised for excellence and innovation. You will lead a learner centered approach to supporting students, and will promote a shared understanding of academic support services and their contribution across the university. Working strategically with the eight university schools, you will ensure engagement is sustained in relation to understanding and meeting the support needs of academic programmes and research priorities. Key areas of responsibility include academic liaison, collection development, library research support, enquiry services and the provision information and study skills programmes.
You must have professional knowledge and awareness of current management issues affecting higher education libraries coupled with extensive knowledge and understanding of current issues in support for student learning. Professionally qualified with practice experience and excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, you must be able to think strategically to develop, plan and deliver service wide objectives.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Jane Core, Director of Academic Services, on 0191 227 4126.
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Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
Closing Date: 9th August 2012
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