Head of Library Engagement

Lancaster University
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£46,974 to £54,395
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Head of Library Engagement

Library Salary: £46,974 to £54,395 Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2023 Interview Date: Monday 11 December 2023 Reference: 1288-23

This is a full-time (1 FTE) position offered on a permanent basis.

Lancaster University Library is seeking to appoint to the role of Head of Library Engagement.

You will be responsible for leading and managing the Library Teaching and Engagement team, co-ordinating their provision of teaching, library collection development, faculty liaison, and of the Library schools engagement programme. You will lead a broad range of library engagement activities within the University, as well as with partner institutions and other groups.

As a member of the Library Management Team you will contribute to the leadership and development of the Library in support of the Library's vision, The Library Towards 2025, and the University's strategic objectives in relation to teaching, research and engagement.

You should have a librarianship or information science qualification at postgraduate level and/or demonstrable equivalent experience.

We are looking for an experienced individual who is passionate about engaging with all our communities, and takes a collaborative, inclusive and creative approach to service provision. An ability to build relationships and develop partnerships within and beyond the University is essential.

We will provide an inclusive, supportive and safe environment where everyone belongs and can contribute to our distinctiveness. We welcome applications from people in diverse groups, particularly encouraging applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

We are a Disability Confident employer and we work to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made for our colleagues to reduce barriers to inclusion at work.

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. Consideration will be given to job share applications. We also provide a comprehensive set of staff benefits and development opportunities.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Phil Cheeseman, Associate Director: Teaching and Engagement [email protected]

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