Open Book Futures Accessibility and Library Engagement Manager

Lancaster University
May 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 to £44,263
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Open Book Futures Accessibility and Library Engagement Manager

Library Location: Bailrigg, Lancaster UK Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 Closing Date: Thursday 02 May 2024 Interview Date: Thursday 16 May 2024 Reference: 1148-23-R

Lancaster University Library and Open Book Futures are looking to recruit a full time, fixed term Open Book Futures Accessibility and Library Relationship Manager. This is a really exciting opportunity to contribute to the Open Book Futures (OBF) project which seeks to develop and support organisations, tools and practices that enable both academics and the wider public to make more and better use of books published on an Open Access basis. This project is jointly funded by Research England and Arcadia.

You will play a key role in ensuring that all accessibility standards and legal requirements are met when developing resources as well as identifying, establishing and developing relationships with library partners to promote the work of OBF including arranging bespoke activities and speaking at professional events. In addition you will carry out key market research in this field to inform the development of the project and ensure its alignment with sector needs.

The post is anticipated to run between 3rd June 2024 – 23rd January 2026 although some flexibility is possible within these dates.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive, and the library has made Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity one of the key aims of our vision, The Library Towards 2025. We will provide an inclusive, supportive and safe environment where everyone belongs and can contribute to our distinctiveness. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

Our commitment to being an inclusive employer includes the following:

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.

We offer many training opportunities and strongly encourage continuous professional development

We strongly encourage candidates to apply from a wide range of backgrounds, skills and experiences. We recognise that some applicants may appreciate an opportunity to have an informal discussion about the role, prior to applying. The Acting Associate Director (Content and Open Research), Elaine Sykes would be delighted to talk to any prospective candidates in this position. Please email [email protected] to arrange.

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