Stock Librarian

  • Job Reference: 005269
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Swindon Borough Council
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  • Location: Swindon
  • Salary: £27,965 to £27,966
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary is pro rata
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

The vision of Swindon Library & Information Service is to expand the horizon of our community, transforming lives and feeding imaginations. To deliver and develop our vision, we seek to appoint a Stock Librarian on a job share post.

The post holder reports directly to the Library Resources Manager and, together with your job share partner, you will jointly lead Swindon Library & Information Service stock development, managing the purchase of the most appropriate stock materials for the library service, in line with the library strategy and stock policy.

With your job share partner you will have overall accountability for the range, scope and currency of existing library stock, the stock budget, and its allocation across the Borough.  

Your job share partner and yourself will manage, promote and monitor stock to maximise usage and inform future stock selection.   You will engage with, and represent the authority on, local and national groups and bodies associated with stock provision.   

You will act as a specialist within the service and across the community, leading, supporting and advising at all levels on matters relating to books, literature, publishing and stock. You will ensure that Swindon Library & Information Service provides residents with a comprehensive range of literary works, reference stock, eResources and other published works.

You will need a degree and Chartered/qualified librarian, or willingness to undertake and complete the CILIP Chartership  within 2 years of appointment or hold a Degree or significant compensatory experience in a relevant field.

You will have an extensive knowledge of public libraries, the book trade and publishing trends. Experience of managing staff.   Excellent IT and analytical skills and the ability to use IT effectively.   Understanding of the wider issues facing public library services and their users. Ability to maximize use of budgetary resources month to month, across the financial year, and across the duration of multi-year library strategic planning.

When applying please show how your past experience would be applied to this post. 

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act - for the effective performance of a customer facing role).   

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