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Director, University Library & Collection Services and University Librarian

Employer: University of Reading
Location: Reading
Salary: Competitive salary
Published Date: 25 Jul 2018
Status: Full Time, Permanent
Ref: SRF24023

Job Description

Director, University Library & Collection Services and University Librarian

The University of Reading is seeking an outstanding candidate for its next appointment as Director, University Library and Collections Services and University Librarian. This role represents an opportunity to deliver change in the context of one of the world’s leading institutions.

The ideal candidate will have a substantial track record of senior leadership in one or more library and information services, archive or museum roles, including significant evidence of strategic service and financial planning in support of education and research. The successful post-holder will be able to demonstrate the ability to drive positive change and to provide leadership for the University in relation to the changing role of the academic library and its collections, spaces and services.

The post-holder will demonstrate personal commitment to continuous improvement of student experience and to enhancing the University’s support for education and research excellence.


Interviews will be held on Thursday 20th September 2018.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be made to the Chief Strategy Officer and University Secretary, Dr Richard Messer (Tel +44 (0)118 378 8531 e-mail r.j.messer@reading.ac.uk)

For further information about the Library see https://www.reading.ac.uk/library/

To apply please click on the blue 'Apply' button below. 

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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