|Salary:||£43,414 to £51,805 per annum, pro rata if part time|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||1st March 2023|
We are looking for an innovative person to join our Library Management team to contribute to the delivery of the Library’s Operational and Strategic Plans in line with the Library’s Values. As our Collections Senior Manager, you will be responsible for the management, care and accessibility of the University’s physical collections including its Special Collections, Legacy Collections, printed stock and the University Archive. You will lead in the development and implementation of our Content Strategy to shape and define our collections in support of the University’s teaching and research agendas and build on the strengths of our unique and distinct collections (UDCs). This will include engagement with academic colleagues and students to ensure that our collections are shaped and utilised according to the needs of the University community.
The University Library holds significant research collections and benefits from being a member of Research Libraries UK. In addition to our printed books and journals, we hold an extensive grey literature collection rich in social and political history and care for the world renown British Library of Development Studies. Our extensive Special Collections are rich with social, political, and cultural archives including the papers of Virginia Woolf and Rudyard Kipling and the archive of Lord Richard Attenborough. You will lead on the Library’s strategic objective to make our UDCs as openly accessible as possible, using innovative technologies and methods to engage a wide audience with diverse needs and expectations.
You will manage a team of professional and clerical staff comprising Collection Development, Collection Services and Special Collections. You will also be a member of The Keep Management Team, representing the University’s interests within The Keep Partnership. The Keep is an innovative archive repository that houses and provides access to the University’s Special Collections alongside the archival collections of East Sussex and Brighton Record Office.
This is an exciting time to join us as we embark on our ambitious Libraries Programme to deliver high standard library services and spaces, including a refurbishment of our Library building. This role will make a vital contribution to the successful delivery of this programme as we look for new ways to provide engagement with our collections.
Please contact Jane Harvell J.Harvell@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.
For full details and how to apply, click the 'Apply' button above.
The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
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