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
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.
You will be a qualified Librarian (or working towards
qualification) with experience in teaching/training and developing students'
You will have:
A general education to degree level or
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
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
For more information and to apply, please click on the Apply button and search ‘Librarian’
Closing date: 3 October 2022