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Open Access Librarian

University of Sussex - Library

Location: Sussex, Falmer
Salary: £37,009 to £44,263 per annum, pro rata if part time
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th April 2024
Closes: 10th May 2024
Job Ref: 30717

Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Closing Date: 10th May 2024. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview Date: w/c 20th May 2024 tbc

Expected Start Date: June/July 2024 tbc 

About the role 

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Research & Open Scholarship team in the Library, supporting researchers across the University in making their work openly available and accessible to all.

As the Open Access Librarian, you will provide operational management of the Library’s OA publishing services, managing a small team who administer our UKRI & Wellcome Trust block grants, facilitate use of multiple publishing agreements, and deliver training & guidance on all aspects of OA, from the wider benefits of Open Research to funder policy and requirements for REF2029.

You will manage the Institutional Repository (Figshare) and CRIS (Elements) systems and provide guidance & support on deposit and publication management.

Working within the Research & Open Scholarship team, you will help manage a dynamic and enthusiastic service that supports researchers across Schools & disciplines, contributing to the institution’s commitment to Open Research and a better, more inclusive approach to Research Culture. 

About you 

We are looking for a dedicated and motivated individual with a good understanding of the OA landscape and an awareness of the current environment in Higher Education, including a working understanding of Open Research, its challenges and opportunities.

You will have keen attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the interpersonal skills to manage a small team in a busy, complex environment. You will be able to effectively manage your own time & workload, communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, and demonstrate the ability to develop & enhance the team’s service to the research community. 

About our Division

Founded in 1961, the University Library is an important research facility in the UK with exceptional services and internationally significant collections. Today the Library is far more than a building and a collection of printed materials. It plays a central role in the creation, publication, application and preservation of knowledge and research at our thriving University. As a crucial partner in the University’s learning and research agendas, the Library constantly seeks ways to be as closely connected as possible to the changing nature of the work of Schools to contribute fully to the enrichment of the lives of their students and the advancement of their research

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The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. 

Please note: The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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