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Senior Assistant Librarian (Research Support)

Employer: Manchester Metropolitan University
Location: Manchester
Salary: Grade 6 (£25,728 to £28,936)
Published Date: 16 Feb 2018
Status: Permanent, 35 hours per week
Ref: 0412

Job Description

With nearly a million-people coming through our library doors every year, our Library Services people are resourceful and passionate about providing an excellent and evolving service. Digital innovation, service development and customer experience mean everything to us and the team were awarded the prestigious Talis Insights University of the Year award in 2017. Joining us, you’ll get the chance to learn new skills, explore your interests, and get involved in exciting new projects.

Manchester Metropolitan University has developed a new vision for excellence. Its ambition is simple: to be the best modern university in the sector, where students and staff alike are equipped with every resource to excel.

Library Services is at the heart of academic life. We have a strong culture of continuous improvement and we are passionate about providing the best customer service. We care about delivering sector-leading services, developing partnerships, and providing outstanding levels of support to eight Faculties and 37,000 students.

We are proud of our highly skilled, collaborative team and of our unique resources, including the award winning North West Film Archive and Special Collections, which enable us to support our customers in their learning, teaching, scholarships and research.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Assistant Librarian with a focus on Research Data Management to work as part of a small team, supporting the Research Support Librarian in all aspects of their work, but particularly in relation to Open Access and Research Data Management (RDM).

The role will include developing and managing the Library’s response to Open Access issues especially those relating to RDM. The role will involve advocating and promoting the management of research data to all levels across the University and working with Research and Knowledge Exchange who manage the University’s Research Information System, Symplectic Elements. You will be expected to establish effective communication channels with researchers and be a point of contact for all Library related Open Access issues.

You will have a good understanding of the current scholarly environment in the context of Higher Education, in particular the Open Access agenda. They will have excellent communication skills and a keenness to provide help and support to library colleagues as well as researchers and academic staff. You should have experience of working with digital systems in a research related role and a proven ability to contribute to strategic service development.

This is a full-time post working 35 hours each week however we will welcome applications from candidates interested in a job-share.



Please go to the website (via the Apply button below) to upload a CV with covering letter and complete the application form. Interviews are intended to take place on 18th April.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you, so to apply for this role, please click on the apply button.

Closing Date: 18 March 2018


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