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Metadata Librarian
Ref. 50051781

£22,420.20 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Student and Academic Services

Central London

This post is part-time and permanent, working 21 hours per week. The full time salary is £37,367 and is pro-rata for this part-time role.

We are seeking an experienced metadata librarian to join the Content and Digital Services team within the Library and Archives Service.  The team is responsible for the library catalogue and the acquisition and management of all library study resources: books and e-books, journals and e-journals, databases, digitised chapters and the inter-library loan service. The team also manages access and authentication.

This post is the only dedicated resource for cataloguing and metadata services within the library and reports to the Senior Content Specialist (Acquisitions) who is responsible for setting and ensuring library-wide compliance to appropriate international cataloguing, classification and data management schemes.

The postholder will, take responsibility for the ongoing effectiveness of the metadata across all the library platforms. The catalogue in the library management system Alma, the online reading list system and our retrieval system Primo (Library Search). 

They must also have a good knowledge of e-book and e-resource cataloguing.  

Have experience of or wish to develop the skills for changing data, either by configuring import profiles or using software tools to make bulk data changes across all platforms.

And work well with a diverse range of colleagues and customers. Have excellent communication and relevant IT skills and enjoy working collaboratively and flexibly as part of a team. 

The successful applicant will meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

As well as a generous salary and pension package, the University is also pleased to offer 35 days annual leave pro-rata in addition to Christmas closure and public holidays. 

The Content and Digital services team are currently working in a hybrid way with a mix of onsite and home working over the week, with the expectation of 2 days onsite in a regular pattern per week.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

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We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 10 April 2023
Interviews are likely to be held on: 24 April 2023

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