Academic Service Librarian (0.6 FTE)

Newman University

Newman University is seeking to recruit a part-time Academic Service Librarian to work in our busy Library. 

Newman has an excellent record for the quality of its courses and consistently has one of the best graduate employment rates of UK universities. Established in 1968, our founding principles of a supportive learning community, underpinned by a strong Catholic ethos, and providing opportunity for all, continue to influence the work of the University today.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our Service Delivery team, to build on current good practice and to develop services to meet the rapidly changing needs of a vibrant University. You will champion library services and lead collection development in your subject areas (currently Drama, English, History & Theology), prepare and deliver information skills sessions to students, handle enquiries, maintain subject web pages and promote e-resources. You will also act as Duty Manager of the Service Delivery team on a rota basis, ensuring the delivery of high quality services to students, staff and visitors.

It is essential that applicants are qualified librarians with a good understanding of Higher Education and the ability to relate to and inspire students. A flexible approach and proven customer relation skills will enable you to thrive in our busy academic library.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact David Crozier, Library Service Delivery Manager, on 0121 476 1181 ext. 1339 or email

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Further particulars of any of the above posts can be obtained from our vacancies web page or alternatively e-mail: or telephone 0121 476 1181 ext 2398.

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits which include 35 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays and closure days, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, child care vouchers and an onsite crèche facility, health care and cycle to work schemes, sports centre facilities, chaplaincy and spiritual care, free tea and coffee, a staff room, free on-site parking, and a discounted travel scheme. For further information on these and other staff benefits please visit our website  or contact the Human Resources Department.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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