College Librarian

St John's College, Oxford

The College is seeking to appoint a senior and experienced librarian to maintain and develop the College Library and related resources. The post holder will have responsibility for all reader services, care and conservation of the Library’s extensive special collections, staff management, as well as providing input into strategic and long-term planning. The appointed person will further have the opportunity to contribute to the organisation and furnishing of a new Study Centre that is currently being built and will play a key role in the development of plans for a major refurbishment of the College’s Laudian Library and Old Library.

We are looking for an individual who has previous experience of working in an academic library, shows an enthusiasm for and expertise in caring for special collections, and will be able to deliver a high quality reader service. A degree or postgraduate diploma in Library and/or Information Management is essential as is knowledge of library management and cataloguing software. The appointed person will need to demonstrate a commitment to supporting the goals and ideas of the College’s role in higher education and research and will be imaginative in how library services can contribute to those goals.      

Appointment will be according to qualifications and experience on Grade 8 of the University’s scale, currently £39,992 - £47,722 p.a. (with a discretionary range to £52,132 p.a.), plus generous benefits, including membership in USS and SCR lunch rights. Further Particulars can be downloaded from the College’s website:

Please send applications including a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post, a full CV with complete education and employment history and the names of two referees to

Closing deadline is noon on Friday, 20 October.

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