Assistant Librarian (Discovery and Systems)

  • Job Reference: 00002184-1
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • Location: Tottenham Court Road, London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £33,000 to £36,000
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Role Overview:
The AA Library supports all the teaching and research programmes within the AA School of Architecture, as well as providing a loan and reference service to Members. We are seeking a professionally qualified Librarian with experience of working in a library, preferably an academic or research library. The post-holder must have a flexible approach, and is eager to participate in delivering a first class Library and information service.
The post-holder will participate in the day-to-day smooth running of the Library, managing collections as well as student/staff/member requests and enquiries. The post-holder will work with a friendly and enthusiastic team of five Library staff, alongside student assistants. This role includes administering the Discovery platform; ensuring efficient and reliable access to the Library’s digital collections as well as IT services provided by the Library. This role also involves working as the administrator for the library management system, OpenAthens and other online platforms.

What we offer:
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including up to 40 days’ leave per annum, in addition to Bank Holiday, a defined pension scheme, season ticket loans and access to professional development opportunities.
You will also be able to take part and be involved in a creative and unique teaching environment, where the students display their amazing work with various on-site exhibitions, public programmes and lectures.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website: Work at the AA (, to apply before the closing date of 30th September 2023.