Academic Support Librarian (Research Support Services)

Posted to IASSIST on: 2014-08-19

Employer: The London School of Economics and Political Science Library

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In this post you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of our repository services. This is an exciting role in a developing area, with the increasing adoption of funder open access mandates and a national focus on access to publicly funded research. You will ensure the repositories continue to grow and develop by implementing and improving workflows to capture, describe, store and disseminate a range of research outputs in various formats. You will also provide consultation and advice to researchers in the area of scholarly communications including routes to open access, publisher policies and research dissemination.

You will be part of the Research Support Services team and assist in the delivery of a range of research support activities. You will also help promote the services provided by the team and the Library to a range of LSE user groups via continuous service development, advocacy programmes and engagement with our users. Contributing to the work of the Academic Services Group is an essential part of this role, undertaking academic liaison responsibilities and information literacy training. This post also includes line management responsibilities.

You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent with awareness of emerging trends in scholarly communications and research support. You should be an excellent communicator with a  proven ability to relate to a wide range of users, academic colleagues and external networks. You will be able to work under pressure and on your own initiative as well as being an effective team member. Experience of working with institutional or digital repositories would be an advantage.

Knowledge and Experience

CILIP-recognised professional qualification in librarianship/information science or currently working towards completion. Post qualification experience working in a library or similar customer service environment, preferably in higher education. Knowledge of scholarly communications, including traditional and emerging modes of publishing, routes to open access and copyright. Experience of working with and developing institutional/digital repositories or publications management via a CRIS.

Archived on: 2014-08-19