Dear all,

We are advertising for a Systems Librarian at Senate House Libraries, University of London.

Details follow, for further information and an application pack see our website:

Informal enquiries about the post may be sent to me.



Job Details:  Systems Librarian

Reference Number 070/13
Department: Senate House Libraries
Salary: £31,675 - £38,432 pa incl London weighting
Contract Type: Permanent
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Closing Date: 1 September 2013

The Role

The Information Systems and Services Section of Senate House Libraries is looking for a suitably experienced Systems Librarian to support, maintain and develop the library information systems that support the activities and services of the research libraries.
The postholder will work closely with colleagues in order to ensure that our systems are customer-focused and responsive to user needs; in addition you will contribute to the development and delivery of Information Systems aspects of Senate House Libraries strategy.

To succeed in this role, you will have experience working in an academic or research library service, in addition to experience managing and supporting specialist library systems. You will have knowledge of Unix-like server systems such as Solaris or Linux, combined with knowledge of library metadata and interchange standards, formats and concepts including MARC21, MARCXML, AACR2 and RDA. An awareness of current issues and future developments in library standards along with web and librarianship regulatory and legal issues would be advantageous.
An ability to explain and demonstrate concepts, ideas and technologies to a broad audience both verbally and in writing is essential.

About The Department
Senate House Libraries, University of London constitute one of the world's most significant collections in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The eight collaborating libraries, at Senate House and for the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study together provide services to over 100,000 registered readers every year, from Colleges of the University and from the UK and international research base.
The combined holdings of the libraries amount to almost 4 million volumes, including many thousands of journals, and numerous deep and rich collections of research materials in subjects across the humanities and social sciences. The special collections embrace spectacular treasures like Shakespeare’s First Folio or the Coverdale Bible; renowned collections like the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature; and unusual and unique resources like the Harry Price Magic collection, the political pamphlets of the Institutes of Commonwealth and Latin American Studies, or the 300,000 photographs in the Warburg Institute.

Further Information
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is at midnighton Sunday, 1 September 2013.
Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week commencing Monday, 9 September 2013.
Informal enquiries about the position should be directed to Andrew Preater at: [log in to unmask]
The University offers membership to the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS).

Andrew Preater
Associate Director, Information Systems and Services
Senate House Libraries, University of London
Tel: 020 7862 8452
Twitter: @preater

The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (reg. no. SC041194)