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Library Information Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

12 month Maternity Cover

London Business School wishes to appoint a Library Information Officer who will be part of the Digital Learning Team. This role is the perfect opportunity for someone who has recently received a library qualification or for an information professional to (re)enter academic librarianship.

In a wide-ranging role, the priorities of the Library Information Officer are the day-to-day management of the Document Supply Service, reading list support as well as supporting open access requirements through the maintenance of the School’s institutional repository. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute towards the shared enquiry desk service.

The role offers hybrid working as well as training and development opportunities befitting a small and specialist research institute and graduate school.

Main Responsibilities

  • Order and receive items for stock, keeping accurate records and liaising with Accounts for prompt payment of invoices and resolving any issues.  
  • Administer access and authentication to e-resources, especially specialist financial datasets, and resolve issues as they arise by working with external suppliers.
  • Contribute to the (Monday to Saturday) staffing of the library’s enquiry desk, inbox and libchat and associated duties (i.e. ensuring physical areas and bookshelves are tidy) 
  • Monitoring the library’s Open Access mailbox for enquiries and research outputs notified for deposit to the institutional repository, LBS Research Online. 
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Document Supply Service. Process document supply requests, liaising with faculty, staff and students as well as colleagues at other institutions.  

Who we are looking for

  • Vocational library qualification or relevant library experience (desirable) 
  • Good communication skills and the ability to address a variety of stakeholders.  
  • Sound working knowledge of standard IT packages, systems and/or databases.  
  • Experience of recording and maintaining electronic records of books and research publications (desirable) 
  • Proactive approach to relationship development with colleagues.  
  • Good attention to detail.  
  • Good time management skills with the ability to organise and prioritise.  
  • Good team working skills and the ability to work collaboratively.  
  • Understanding of copyright, embargo and licensing issues in a library environment (desirable) 
  • Experience in standard financial management processes.  
  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment.  

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location. 

What you can expect from us

  • Generous annual leave of 27 days PLUS extra between Christmas and New Year!
  • Automatic enrolment to a fantastic workplace pension scheme
  • Free onsite gym and swimming pool!
  • Amazing range of professional development to support your career path
  • Enhanced cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health
  • Up to 5 days volunteering leave or parent /carer emergency leave

All enjoyed in a Smart (hybrid) Working environment so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your new role.

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging 

We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key school priority, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard. 

Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles.

London Business School

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