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The best Temporary Jobs for Librarians and Information Professionals

Sectors

All jobs posted on Lisjobnet.com will fall under one of the following 5 sectors. This enables you to refine your job search to one or more of these sectors.

Academic & Schools

Library and Information positions within the 150 plus academic Institutions in the United Kingdom as well as the near 30,000 schools and colleges of further education.

Further education and University librarians may be responsible for a particular subject area or for a particular function, such as ordering, loans or IT. They are often increasingly involved in learning and teaching; teaching information literacy skills to students and staff. Many college libraries are converged services, often called Learning Resources, and include combinations of library; media resources; reprographics; IT; careers guidance and counselling. They support students, researchers and lecturing staff.

The school librarian may work in a primary or secondary school, in the state or private sector. The librarian’s main role is to contribute to the mission and goals of the school including the evaluation procedures and to develop and implement those of the school library. As well as supporting pupils, the school librarian supports teaching staff.

Government 

Government library and information professionals fulfil a very important job in supplying the government of the day with accurate and up-to-date information. There is no central government library structure which means that each government department or agency employs its own information professionals and has a local view of that library's priorities and specialisms.

Government libraries make up one of the largest sectors in the UK library and information field focusing on:

  • environment
  • transport
  • science
  • defence
  • education
  • crime
  • international relations
  • health

Health

National Health Service - hospitals, primary health care, call centres.  Academic institutions - colleges, universities, royal colleges.  Research centres - academic institutions, charities.  Industry - pharmaceutical, publishing, insurance, medical equipment.  Charities - providing information to a wide range of organisations and individuals including charity staff and members, research centres,government bodies and the general public.

Industrial & Commercial

A wide range of dynamic organisation are represented within this sector, from Law Firms to major Engineering  and Property Corporations and Pharmaceutical Companies.

National

This category includes roles within Museums, Rare Book and Special Collections Libraries.

Not for Profit

This sector covers a range of organisations including charities, membership associations, trusts, foundations, think tanks, some small trade unions and research organisations.

Public Libraries

Library and information jobs within the 200 plus public library authorities of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as the Crown Dependencies.

As well as adults who read for pleasure the library strives to meet the needs of adult learners, children of all ages and special interest groups, for example, people who are currently enemployed or owners of small businesses who are interested in commercial information.

 

For our guide on Salaries for each of these sectors please click here.

 

Featured Jobs

New Professional - Board Member

Location:
UK wide
Salary:
Unpaid but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed

Lead Librarian

Location:
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Salary:
Very competitive (circa 44 million KRW + free accommodation, health insurance, annual flights)