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Digital Repository Librarian

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Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School / Service
Professional Services
Library Services
Contract Duration
Salary Range (£)
38017 to 44045


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026. Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

City seeks to recruit a Digital Repository Librarian to promote and develop our institution repository services to the Schools and departments serviced by City Library Services in support of the learning, teaching and research objectives of the university.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and development of City Research Online, our institution repository, to deliver high quality services and support.

They will develop strong links with the Research and Enterprise Office and Schools across the University in order to encourage and monitor research submissions, in particular towards REF 2021, together with providing support and guidance.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a CILIP accredited qualification in librarianship or information management OR equivalent experience in a library role. They will have knowledge of copyright law and an extensive understanding of the scholarly communication landscape and open access, with experience of managing an institutional repository being desirable. They will have excellent information management and systems skills, together with excellent data analysis and report writing skills.

Staff Management experience is desirable as this post manages 2 Senior Information Assistants.

They will have excellent organisational skills and a proven ability to plan and undertake a range of tasks and manage their workload effectively. They will have excellent communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills, with customer service experience, that will enable positive interactions with library users, colleagues, academic staff, researchers and other stakeholders inside and outside the university.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, 9th December 2019.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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