Learning & Research Librarian (Faculty of Social & Applied Sciences)

Job Description


Part-time (18.5 hours per week)

£33,797 - £35,845 (pro-rata)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Student Learning Development & Research Support team within the Library and Learning Resources (LLR) Department as a Learning & Research Librarian, primarily based at the Canterbury campus.

The Student Learning Development & Research Support team is responsible for providing discipline-specific academic support to students and staff within the University Schools and Faculties. The team includes the Faculty aligned Learning & Research Librarians and Learning Developers.

The Role

The Learning & Research Librarians work closely with academic and professional services staff to support sustainable learning development practices for both students and lecturers with an emphasis on embedding and enhancing Information & Digital Literacies to ensure students and staff are supported across the campus network.

This role supports both staff and students, working closely with programme teams and delivering workshops and 1:1 and group tutorials to students as appropriate.  Working to embed and integrate Information and Digital Literacy into the curriculum, the Learning & Research Librarians act as consultants to programme teams to ensure that students are adept at finding, using, evaluating and communicating information ethically, and in a way that is relevant to their academic programme of study.

Each Librarian works in partnership with academic colleagues within a Faculty to develop learning, teaching and research.  They are responsible for supporting researchers and developing the digital capabilities of students at all levels of study, creating content that can be accessed by students on and off-site.  Librarians also develop collections that are discoverable and which generate, as well as support and enhance, research practice.

The advertised post will provide a sustainable model of learning enhancement to the Faculty of Social & Applied Sciences, with a focus on the School of Engineering, Technology & Design and School of Human & Life Sciences. 

The Person 

You will be a qualified librarian who has experience teaching and/or facilitating learning within an academic context.  A teaching qualification and/or HEA Fellowship would be advantageous.  You will be a proactive and creative professional who has experience of supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic staff and researchers.  You will have an awareness of the current issues impacting Higher Education and the role of a modern university library service, as well as knowledge of the relevant resources and academic disciplines supported.

Additional Information 

Start date for applications:         30 January 2020  

Closing date for applications:    01 March 2020

Date of Selection Event:             Week commencing 16 March 2020

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter / personal statement detailing your suitability for this post and any other supporting documents. 

If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact Kristy Widdicombe, Head of Student Learning Development & Research Support at kristy.widdicombe@canterbury.ac.uk (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number [REQ01086]

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at hr.recruitment@canterbury.ac.uk quoting reference number [REQ01086].

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University's redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

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