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UMASCS Metadata and Collections Manager Librarian
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF37651

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 12/12/2021

Job live date: 24/11/2021

Salary: £25,627-£30,499

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Library

Division: Collection Services

Hours per week: 36.00

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified librarian to join our Special Collections Service to play a key role in promoting access to the UMASCS Library collections. As part of a wider team, you will have responsibility for cataloguing and collections management, including supervising and supporting the cataloguing work and project activity.

We are looking for someone who can bring the following:

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills and ability to show initiative and work independently while retaining flexibility as part of a team
  • Experience of cataloguing in an academic library, with a working knowledge of library cataloguing standards including MARC21, DCRM(B), and RDA
  • Experience of library collection management
  • Experience of cataloguing rare books and/or other Special Collections materials, particularly at item level

Interview date: 11 January 2022

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

UMASCS Librarian

Contact role:

Director of UMASCS

Contact name:

Fiona Melhuish

Contact name:

Kate Arnold-Forster

Contact phone:

0118 378 8660

Contact phone:

0118 378 8660

Contact email:

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.​​​​​​​

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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