College Librarian

  • Job Reference: 00000159-1
  • Date Posted: 9 April 2019
  • Recruiter: St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £40,792 to £48,677
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent, full time

Job Description

College Librarian

St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford

Salary: £40,792-£48,677 per annum

St Hilda’s College seeks to appoint an efficient, dynamic and suitably qualified person to the post of Librarian from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management of the Kathleen Major Library at St Hilda’s College, including developing and maintaining collections, providing a responsive library service and developing a strategic vision for the future of the library.

The Librarian will be expected to work closely and enthusiastically with the College’s Fellow Librarian, Professor Daniel Wakelin and will be supported by an Assistant Librarian and a graduate library trainee. 

Founded in 1893, St Hilda's is one of the constituent Colleges of the University of Oxford. It is a thriving intellectual community and enjoys one of the most beautiful sites in Oxford. Within the College, the Kathleen Major Library is a spacious, well-stocked and attractive space catering primarily to the needs of the College’s students. It houses around 70,000 books across all the subjects studied at undergraduate level. 

The successful applicant will hold a professional library qualification and a good undergraduate honours degree, with extensive library experience, preferably in an academic library, including knowledge of library management systems, especially IT systems and an understanding of the relevant digital resources for an academic library. A demonstrable ability to lead and manage a small team, estate and budgets and a readiness to contribute to the wider intellectual life of the College are essential.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 6 May 2019. For further details on this post, including the job description and details on how to apply see

The current College Librarian, Maria Croghan, is happy to speak to potential applicants about the post and can be emailed at 

Interviews will likely fall on the afternoon of Thursday 23 May 2019.