Senior Information Advisor

  • Job Reference: 00000258-1
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2019
  • Recruiter: Kingston University
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames
  • Salary: £33,688 to £37,597
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Information Advisor

The Role

Senior Information Advisor – Bibliographic, Metadata and Scholarly Communications is a key role within Library and Learning Services, leading the development of our bibliographic and metadata standards within our library, archive and research systems. You will be responsible for implementing and maintaining standards within these systems to ensure effective retrieval of a wide range of materials in different formats. You will provide expertise in cataloguing / metadata functions using the library’s management system, Alma, and the university’s E-Prints Research Repository. Working within the Digital Services team, you will liaise closely with the Research, Business & Innovation team to support academic publishing, Open Access and compliance, including preparations for the next REF. You will have good IT skills and enthusiasm to research and support the rapidly changing world of scholarly communications.

The Person

The successful candidate will be an experienced information professional with excellent knowledge of bibliographic and metadata standards and applying those within an integrated library management system such as Alma.  You will also have a detailed understanding of Open Access compliance and best practice. You will have experience of working collaboratively with a variety of teams to deliver projects. You should be confident with IT and an expert user of Open Access digital repository software, ideally E Prints. You are able to balance workloads and identify priorities in this developing area, whilst managing several streams of work simultaneously, working with others so that performance levels are maintained. You should be passionate about communicating the value of Open Access repositories and library services to a variety of stakeholders and be able to do this both within and external to the university.


Help deliver high quality learning resources and services to Kingston University staff and students

Library and Learning Services support a range of information-driven activity from skills support through to innovative online learning experiences. We are key to the success of our students and staff in pursuing their learning, teaching and research ambitions.

A core part of our activity is to work closely and seamlessly with colleagues across the institution to achieve the best possible outcomes for the University community. Our staff embrace creativity as we seek to ensure staff and students develop the skills and knowledge to utilise learning resources effectively in a complex and interconnected world.

Further information

This is a full-time permanent position.

Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 11 July 2019

Closing Date:   23/06/2019 

For any informal enquires regarding the role please contact Matthew Grove,

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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