Trainee Liaison Librarian

University of Reading - Education

You will have:

  • A good first degree (honours) or equivalent, and a postgraduate degree/diploma or qualification via portfolio in library/information science or equivalent relevant subject/vocational area
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • A strong commitment to a high standard of user-focused service delivery and an understanding of current trends in higher education library/information services
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Good IT skills with a demonstrable commitment to the effective application of social media to information services development
  • Demonstrable commitment to achieving Chartered membership of CILIP

This is a three year fixed term contract supporting the post holder in gaining their Chartership before making their next career move. The Library offers a friendly and dynamic working environment and is an accredited Investor in People, strongly committed to continuing professional development and staff training.

Informal contact details                                                                              

Contact role: Liaison Team Manager, Business & Social Sciences             
Contact name: Gordon Connell                                                                    
Contact phone: 0118 378 7142                                                                    
Contact email:                                                      

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Associate Director (Academic Liaison & Support)
Contact name: Kerry Webb
Contact phone: 0118 378 5120
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by the UK Border Agency and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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