Information Resources Advisor (Cataloguing & Metadata)

University of Surrey - Library & Learning Support Services

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Are you an enthusiastic, driven and imaginative team member who wants to make a difference to all who use or interact with the University of Surrey? Because we are looking for someone who can help us deliver two very important aspects of the Library service.

You will be a critical component of our Space for Thought project team which is tasked with ensuring that the Library spaces, and our physical collections, reflect the needs of our academic community. The exciting refurbishment programme requires people who can see the different possibilities of a modern library and managed learning spaces within the university environment. If you have great spatial awareness and can "see" options around layouts, are able to plan and plot possible places for library stock and learning spaces to co-exist and are able to work to deadlines, manage priorities and help ensure successful delivery and continuous improvement to the University of Surrey Library this is the post for you.

And when not planning for and moving library materials you will also help ensure that all our resources are described, indexed and most importantly discoverable for all of the users of the Library. This element involves updating our "library catalogue" and other places where we make sure that the different databases that track our material is up to date, accurate and easy for users to discover what they need- and nothing can be more important than that in the world of information.

Working within the e-Strategy & Resources Division under the supervision of a Team Leader, you will undertake a range of duties. You will check and enter bibliographic records, quality control records created by others, deal with financial information, and liaise with suppliers. On a day to day basis and you will support and supervise Information Resources Assistants assigned to the area of work with guidance from the Team Leader.

A flexible team worker with good communication skills, you will have excellent attention to detail, a good general level of education, experience of using standard office-based IT programs and the ability to work to tight deadlines with limited supervision on a variety of tasks. You will enjoy working with different IT systems and have a flair for problem solving.

If you would like more information about this job please contact Fiona Greig (

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having just been awarded the Times/Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. Ranked 4th in The Guardian league table for 2016, 8th in the complete University guide and the recipient of three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. This has positioned Surrey for even greater success in the future.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes generous salary package, award-winning pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renown Surrey Sports Park.

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