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Learning & Teaching Librarian

Employer: The Open University
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833
Published Date: 25 Oct 2017
Status: Various working patterns, see below
Ref: 14111

Job Description

Library Services

Learning & Teaching Innovation

2 x Permanent

2 x Fixed Term Contract until November 2018

1 x Fixed Term Contract until December 2018 (maternity cover)

The Open University (OU) is one of the most important innovations in higher education since its foundation in 1969. It is the leading distance learning provider in Europe and with over 170,000 students it is by far the largest university in the UK. People of all ages and backgrounds study with the Open University; its mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Library Services helps students get the most from their Open University studies, this includes access to a world-class online Library, live tutorial support and an enquiries service.

We are looking for 5 qualified Librarians who will support faculties in their learning, teaching and research, ensuring that Library content is aligned to their needs, and work with colleagues to troubleshoot and resolve queries relating to accessing and using online library resources.

The fixed term contract posts will have a specific focus of either Academic Liaison or Live Engagement; please see the Job Related Information documents for more details.

You will be confident with new technologies and have the ability to excite and engage students and academics in developing digital and information skills and resource-based learning activities to enhance the curriculum. You will understand the pedagogic use of resources and technologies and have awareness of the issues around digital scholarship.

You will be educated to degree standard (or equivalent), you will have the ability to work with and influence colleagues in academic and support units. You will have a flexible, pro-active approach, excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. Some evening and weekend working will be required.



Closing date: noon, Monday 13 November 2017

Interviews are scheduled to be held: 20 and 24 November 2017

For detailed information and how to apply, please click on the "Apply" button below or email the Recruitment Co-ordinator, library-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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