DescriptionSenate House Library invites applications for the full time, permanent position of Systems Librarian. The successful candidate will support, maintain, and develop the library information systems that deliver the activities and services of the research libraries within Senate House Library. Furthermore, they will work closely with colleagues across the Library to support the development and implementation of new, innovative services, and contribute to the planning and delivery of the Library strategy.
The successful candidate will have experience of managing and supporting specialist library systems, including demonstrable knowledge of library discovery systems such as a traditional library catalogue, resource discovery platform, or institutional repository. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to current best practises in user experience and web usability and be able to explain and demonstrate concepts, ideas, and technologies to a broad audience both verbally and in writing.
About The Department
Senate House Library, University of London is one of the world's most significant collections in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It provides services to over 100,000 registered readers every year, from Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, Colleges of the University and from the UK and international research base. It provides a library management system for the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the Institute of Classical Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, the Warburg Institute, the University of London Institute in Paris, Heythrop College, University of London and the Wallace Collection.
The holdings of the Library amount to over three million volumes, many thousands of printed and electronic journals, and over 1200 archival collections in subjects across the humanities and social sciences. The special collections embrace spectacular treasures like Shakespeare’s First Folio and the Coverdale Bible; renowned collections like the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature; and unusual and unique resources like the Harry Price Magic collection, and the political pamphlets of the Institutes of Commonwealth and Latin American Studies.
Published: Friday, August 15, 2014 19:56 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC