Academic Liaison Librarian

Job Description

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The University Library is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Academic Liaison Librarian.  This exciting, varied, and developmental role supports the Academic Liaison Team, focusing on the Faculty of Media & Communication, in particular the Department of Humanities and Law.  It provides teaching, including legal information skills; student support; enquiry services and collection management. The role also contributes to the delivery of several team priorities which may include online guidance, archives, researcher support, research data management and peer learning schemes.

As a librarian, you will utilise your excellent people skills to work collaboratively with faculty, professional services and Library & Learning Support colleagues. Your knowledge of higher education and enthusiasm for developing your own teaching skills will enable you to support the development and delivery of sessions for our established Study Skills programme. Your interest in research data management and commitment to open access will enable you to contribute to the institutional repository teams.

This post presents an exciting opportunity to join BU’s innovative Academic Liaison Team within Library & Learning Support. This integrated team is responsible for the delivery of high-quality support to staff and students. 

Applications for this full-time, permanent position are welcome from applicants seeking to develop their career in higher education libraries.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Emma Crowley, Library Academic Liaison Manager, telephone on 01202 965451 or by email:

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.