Head of Research Services, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick, Ireland

Created: December 19, 2017


Hi All,

The Glucksman Library is building a team of librarians to support research and digital scholarship at UL. Key to this is the appointment of Head, Research Services.

This new post will integrate with new and existing staff to provide expertise and services for faculty, researchers and post graduate students in enabling research, promoting research outputs and managing and analysing data.
The inspiring15,000 sq. meters, New Glucksman Library, opening in 2018 will transform the Library and the University for scholarship in a digital world. In keeping with UL’s traditions of innovation, technology and people focus, the library will provide specialist facilities to meet the varied needs of research and scholarship, including data analytics and data visualization labs. The post holder working collaboratively with library departments and partners across the campus will develop these spaces, technology resources and related services to enhance research at the university.

The post holder will be a collaborative experienced forward- thinking leader responsible for development and management of the Library’s Research Services Department. This is a new and innovative department is designed to meet the rapidly developing and increasingly complex needs of researchers operating in a digital research and scholarship environment. It is closely connected to the University’s strategic goals to strengthen UL’s research impact and enhance its research profile.

Key responsibilities of this post are to lead the development and delivery of research services, as outlined via the link below.

The post holder will be a member of the Library Management Team and will be expected to provide strategic input into the development and management of the library and to the creation of a culture of excellence in the provision of resources, facilities and services.

Best regards,

Glucksman Library | Leabharlann Glucksman
University of Limerick | Ollscoil Luimnigh
Limerick | Luimneach
Ireland | Eire
Tel | Fón +353 61 234989


From: erecruitment <erecruitment@ul.ie>
Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 12:30
To: HRNotices <HRNotices@ul.ie>
Subject: Human Resources Advertisement: Head Research Services


The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

Applications are invited for the following position:

Library & Information Services Division

Head Research Services – Multiannual

Salary Scale: €53,436 - €85,546 p.a.

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 11thJanuary 2018.
Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

Please note your application must include:

A letter of introduction indicating how you meet the criteria outlined in the Job description.
A completed online Application Form (separate application forms must be submitted for each post applied for).

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit.

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How to apply


Published: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 15:45 UTC

Last updated: Sunday, September 16, 2018 19:07 UTC