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Librarian

QA Higher Education

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 23rd January 2023
Job Ref: 1000003784

Talent pool: Operations - HE - Professional Services

Contract type: QA HE Ltd Permanent

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Location: Birmingham

As part of a team based across three campuses, you will be responsible for library support for one or several QAHE’s university partnerships. This will include delivering information literacy training in classrooms and remotely and liaison work with QAHE academics and librarians at partner institutions. You will also assume – depending on your specialisms and interests, and the service needs - some other responsibilities, e. g. in acquisitions, systems management, managing a small team of library assistants, and supporting neurodiverse students. This role has a hybrid working pattern, currently about half of the time it is home-based. Your home campus will be in central Birmingham.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Providing library liaison to one or more QAHE academic partnerships.
  • Preparing and delivering inductions and information literacy sessions, online and face to face as required; delivering group and one-to-one support sessions.
  • Supporting campus collection management, identifying new and good value acquisition opportunities for learning and research resources.
  • Acting as a lead on aspects of the team’s responsibilities and as a supervisor in the team.

About you:

  • Awareness of the HE environment and relevant pedagogies.
  • Awareness of relevant technologies: LMS, ebook libraries, research databases, generic and specialist search engines, VLEs and other eLearning solutions; web and video document production.
  • Literature searching and reference management.
  • Library collection management in print and electronic environments.

And what can we offer you? 

  • Competitive salary with a whole host of excellent benefits!
  • 3 full training days from a wide range of courses
  • Continuous performance development
  • 2 days off for charity work
  • Work for a company that promotes Wellbeing (Mindfulness classes, fitness classes, wellbeing campaigns throughout the year with QA's approved listeners)
  • Work with some of the biggest brands there are!
  • Hybrid working  

What We'll Do For You!

Equal Opportunities:

At QA, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place

At QA, we’re 100% committed to breaking down barriers, eliminating discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities so that diversity can flourish here. As a market leader in digital education, it’s our duty to drive diversity & inclusion not only for ourselves, but also the wider industry, the clients we serve and the communities in which we work. 

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Location: West Midlands, Birmingham, Birmingham

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