Information Specialist

  • Job Reference: 98/19
  • Date Posted: 11 October 2019
  • Recruiter: TWI Ltd
  • Location: Granta Park, Cambridge
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Commercial, Industrial
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Information Specialist
TWI Library & Information Service
Granta Park, Cambridge

TWI is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

A redesigned role is available at TWI for an Information Specialist to join the organisation at an exciting time, as the Library & Information Service team is developing new services to improve customer experience. You will join a small friendly team providing a variety of services and resources to a diverse stakeholder group; TWI staff, individual and corporate Members, and students, who are part of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), a centre for postgraduate industry led study managed and operated by TWI.

The main responsibilities of this role are:

  • Responding to enquiries and performing complex literature searches across multiple sources
  • Outreach and service promotion
  • Provision of information literacy training and coaching

Other duties include:

  • Abstracting, keywording and editing technical content
  • Collating and disseminating customer/industry/technology news
  • Guiding and supporting NSIRC postgraduate industrial research projects

Required qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A qualification as an information professional, or the willingness to work towards one
  • Experience of using specialist information sources such as technical databases
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • An understanding of information literacy

Other important attributes and experiences:

  • Time management, customer care and building relationships across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of demonstrating the impact and value of information services
  • Experience of working in a technical library and information service is desirable.
  • Membership of CILIP, the Library & Information Association is desirable


Closing Date: 28 October 2019

Reference number: 98/19

Contract:  Permanent, Full Time

Job Profile:  Project Leader / Senior Project Leader, Business Services

Business Position: Professional & Senior Business Support


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