Continuing Education Librarian

University of Oxford - Continuing Education Librarian, Bodleian Libraries

Are you interested in managing a small friendly library? Would you like to use your liaison skills to develop excellent library services for lifelong learners? Are you keen to explore digital technologies to teach information literacy effectively? If so, and if you have a degree or qualification in librarianship or information science we would like to hear from you!

You will provide a high quality, innovative library service to support the Department for Continuing Education. You will lead a team of eight staff (3.42FTE) to support the teaching of the Department. Students vary from members of the public attending weekly classes to those studying for DPhil research degrees. You will support a wide range of students attending regular classes in Oxford as well as those studying mainly by online/distance learning. You will therefore need to have excellent customer service and digital literacy skills - be patient and clear when dealing face to face with individual mature students whilst also utilising creative methods of library support for online and distance learners.

You will be responsible for managing and developing all aspects of the library service including the collections, reader services, information literacy, budgets, library staff and the library spaces (which are embedded within the Department). 

Please note that some flexibility in working hours will be necessary in order to provide library services when required. This can include staffing the library and providing tours at weekends for summer schools, and providing evening and weekend induction events during September and October.

Owing to the nature of this post, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

You will be required to write a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

For enquiries on the application process please use the email address below.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 1 November 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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