Information Librarian (Research Publications)

  • Job Reference: 00001890-1
  • Date Posted: 25 January 2023
  • Recruiter: University of Bath
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  • Location: Bath
  • Salary: £27,929 to £34,308
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

We are looking for an innovative Information Librarian (Research Publications) to join our Open Access team in the University of Bath Library. 

About the role:

You would be integral to making the University’s journal articles, books, and eTheses openly accessible via our institutional repository. Your knowledge of research publications would allow you to support our academics and authors in an evolving scholarly communications landscape. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis.  

About you:

You will:

  • Have practical experience checking bibliographic metadata records. 
  • Be able to create and analyse reports.
  • Communicate confidently to answer enquiries from a range of service users across a variety of formats.
  • Be proactive with excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise workloads.

About the department:

We are a small research publications team that works closely with our colleagues in the Library, academic departments, and wider University. We provide guidance, training, and individual researcher support to enable research outputs to be optimally exposed, managed and curated. As part of this team you will contribute to practical work around open access, systems testing, financial payments, reporting, and policy compliance activities.

We understand the importance of continued professional development for all Library staff. We provide programmes of local opportunities and support involvement in appropriate external activities to encourage your personal and professional development.

For any informal discussions any the role please contact Cath Borwick (Scholarly Communications Librarian) on or Steve Alston (Serials & E-resources Librarian) on

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.


Closing date: Sunday 12 February 2023