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Closing date: 14/04/2016Reference: L&CI-07950Faculty / Organisational unit: Library & Cultural InstitutionsSchool / Directorate: The University of Manchester Library Division: Research ServicesEmployment type: PermanentLocation: Oxford Road, ManchesterSalary: £30,738 to £37,768 per annumHours per week: full timeBackground
The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections (both print and increasingly digital) help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for the University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.
The role
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill a research support role within the Library’s Scholarly Communications team.
The team provides support for the University’s repository, manages the University’s Open Access funds and has a leading role in promoting the use of new tools within the publication lifecycle.
The person
You will have substantial experience of supporting Open Access, great awareness of scholarly communication developments and experience of communicating with researchers as well as academic publishers or system suppliers.
Experience of developing and delivering training for researchers, service supervision and an ability to work with a range of technologies are also important elements of this role.
Hours & Place of Work
Normal working hours are 35 hours per week.
This post is based primarily in The Main Library, Oxford Road. However, all Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.
All Library staff are required to wear an identity badge.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) / male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME / male applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Helen Dobson, Scholarly Communications Manager
Tel: 0161 275 8729
General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Technical support:
Tel: 01565 818 234
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Further particulars are available at the link above.