Subscriptions, Copyright and Licensing Librarian

  • Job Reference: 5447
  • Date Posted: 27 August 2019
  • Recruiter: University of the Arts London
  • Location: LCC - Elephant and Castle, London
  • Salary: £34,943 to £42,914
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Subscriptions, Copyright and Licensing Librarian – 5447


Full time


£34,943.00 - £42,914.00 per annum

LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK


You will assist with the acquisition, management, maintenance and promotion of print and e-subscriptions to serials and other resources. You will also manage information related to the licensing of resources, including the University’s annual return to the Copyright Licensing Authority (CLA).

You will administer the serials budget, monitoring expenditure, and providing reports as requested.

You will liaise with our serials supplier (currently LM) and serials publishers, via phone and email.

You will manage UAL’s CLA return and queries relating to use of the license.

You will work closely with LAS colleagues especially the Discovery Manager (Resources & Communications), the Resources & Systems Manager and the Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian, as well as the library Finance team.

You will directly line manage up to 2 Library Assistants, and support, and be supported by, a small team of Library Assistants in relation to serials work.

You will be the first point of contact for serials queries from staff and students, as well as answering general enquiries. You will also liaise with teaching and other University staff in relation to CLA queries and take part in external networks.


Why choose us? 

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

Library Services at UAL provides access to unique collections for all staff and students, and provides its staff with continuing development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.


Your profile 

You will have excellent communication skills, and be able to express yourself clearly & confidently in writing, face to face, by phone or by email.

You can work independently, but are equally comfortable working as part of a team.

You will be highly organised, with good attention to detail and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.

You will ideally have worked with serials and have experience of subscription resources.

You will ideally have budget management experience.


For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is 15 September 2019.


At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.