Liaison Librarian (Aeronautics, Earth Science & Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
This is a great opportunity to join a Library Liaison Team that is focussed on providing high quality services to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of students, staff and researchers at Imperial College London. As Liaison Librarian, you will utilise your knowledge and expertise to develop and deliver efficient, innovative services that support the academic departments. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across Library...
Job listing information
- Reference ACA00126
- Date posted 9 January 2023
- Closing date 29 January 2023
This is a great opportunity to join a Library Liaison Team that is focussed on providing high quality services to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of students, staff and researchers at Imperial College London. As Liaison Librarian, you will utilise your knowledge and expertise to develop and deliver efficient, innovative services that support the academic departments. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across Library Services and College to meet operational and strategic priorities and will use your advocacy and influencing skills to promote library services and resources.
Duties and responsibilities
- To build and manage effective relationships with departments and act as an advocate for Library Services.
- To collaborate with colleagues in the Library and academic departments, to create and deliver a scaleable, innovative and sustainable information literacy programme.
- To answer in-depth enquiries and provide one-to-one support.
- To manage, develop and evaluate a range of information resources to support academic, teaching and research priorities, including provision of reading list support.
- To create guides, support material, online tutorials and other publications using a range of multimedia design and editing tools.
- To contribute to the development of library services in line with College strategies and operational requirements.
- Experience in delivering library services within a higher education/research environment.
- Experience of supporting, teaching and training staff, students and researchers, both in person and online.
- Experience of providing support on the use of a range of electronic and print resources and answering complex enquiries.
- Proven advocacy and influencing skills, with the ability to communicate with a range of Library users.
- An aptitude for using technology to deliver innovative information literacy programmes and support materials.
- An ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in order to provide user-focused services.
This is a full time, open ended post.
All applicants are required to complete the online application form. Please refer to the full personal specification in the job description when completing your application and use the criteria in the personal specification as the basis for your personal statement.
Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Charlie Leppington, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College is currently trialling a Work Location Framework until early 2023. Hybrid working may be considered for this role and the role holder may be expected to work 60% or more of their time onsite, with 40% the minimum time spent onsite. The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.
The College has a Race Equality Charter action plan in place, running initially for 3 years from 2021, receiving the bronze award in November 2021. There are several staff representation networks:
- Imperial As One for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff,
- Able@Imperial for staff with disabilities
- Imperial 600 for LGBTQ+ staff
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Centre provides advice, guidance and training for all staff to raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion, with senior leadership support including that of the Assistant Provost for EDI.
Library Services have hosted internal staff events focussed on the topic decolonising and what that means for libraries and library staff.
- There is an active online channel where staff share readings and events.
- Library staff have worked with colleagues on a visualisation tool to raise awareness of geographic bias in reading lists, and in 2022 began co-teaching a workshop which encourages discussion of reading lists and the curriculum for academic and teaching staff.
- Library staff work with Imperial As One to support and maintain the Imperial As One reading list.
Library staff are actively encouraged to attend external and internal training and development events on equality, diversity and inclusion.
- There are internal talent development programmes: IMPACT for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff or those who identify as being from a minority ethnic group, and Calibre for staff who identify as neurodiverse or disabled, or who have a long term physical or mental health condition.
- The Imperial Essentials staff training programme includes a key module on equality, diversity and inclusion.
The College has family leave policies which are available to staff irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, biological sex or if you are transitioning.
The College has a flexible working policy.
About Imperial College London
Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.
You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.
We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.
It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.
Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are:
In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.
We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
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Top 10 Employer for Working Families
Top 10 employer for working families
Race Equality Charter Bronze Award
Race Equality Charter Bronze Award
Athena SWAN Silver Award 2016
We renewed our Silver in the April 2016 submission round. Recognising advancement of gender equality.
Disability Confident leader
Imperial is a Disability Confident leader
Imperial is working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect and provide equal treatment for trans people