Subject Support Librarians (ATE)

Job Description

UWE Bristol is one of the largest universities in the Southwest and one of the largest employers in the Bristol region. We currently have two Subject Support Librarian opportunities in our Library’s Learning Services Team, supporting the College of Arts, Technology and Environment, one post based at our Frenchay campus and the other at City Campus - Bower Ashton.


About the vacancies:

Supporting students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, you will deliver high quality information and academic skills teaching within the faculty’s programmes. This will include, for example, critical and reflective writing, planning and structuring writing, note taking, and finding and evaluating information sources. Benefiting from our strong record of incorporating Technology-Enhanced Learning in our teaching practice, you will deliver synchronous and asynchronous content, for face to face, online and hybrid sessions. You will underpin this with a commitment to inclusive practice and consideration of diverse audiences.

We are working hard to develop our practice in order to support the university ambitions to reduce and eradicate any awarding gaps, and particularly welcome applicants who will be able to demonstrate commitment and ability to help us with this.

The role will involve working closely with other Subject Support Librarians within the Learning Services team at our Frenchay, Glenside and Bower Ashton campuses. You will have specific responsibility for liaising with and supporting a number of programmes within the College of Arts, Technology & Environment (initially in the areas of Art, Design, Culture and Media), although ultimate accountability rests with the librarian leading the team. You will also be engaged in teaching generic workshops for all students who choose to sign up and you will support the library’s enquiry service. There will be opportunities to get involved in projects spanning Library Services, and beyond.

Please note: the academic departments are undergoing a restructure over the coming year and liaison responsibilities for programmes may change.

In these roles, you will be involved in the creation and implementation of Technology Enhanced Learning. This may take the form of online workbooks which are embedded into programme design.

About you:

You will be a qualified Librarian (or working towards qualification) with experience in teaching/training and developing students' academic literacy.

You will have:

·        A general education to degree level or equivalent.

·        Professional qualification, or working towards a professional qualification, in a library/information related subject, e.g., CILIP or equivalent. (For those working towards a professional qualification, the expectation is that this is awarded within the probation period/approx. 6 months of starting in post).

·        Evidence of Continuing Professional Development, such as working towards: Chartered membership of CILIP, a teaching qualification or a management qualification.

·        Experience of working in a library/information environment.

·        Experience of providing teaching/training to groups of students and/or staff.

·        Experience of helping to develop academic literacy (e.g., information skills/academic writing).

·        Excellent IT skills with experience of email, Office applications, online collaborative and web-based systems, and able to extract and manipulate data to produce reports.

·        Experience of engaging positively with change.

As a member of Library Services, you will be part of a strong and collaborative community of professional librarians and specialists, and central to the design and delivery of innovative, high quality student support.

For more information and to apply, please click on the Apply button and search ‘Librarian’

Closing date: 3 October 2022