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Librarian and Information Manager

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Royal United Services Institute Expired
Hybrid/London, UK

Part-time (3 days a week)

RUSI wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced individual to lead on the development of digital services for our research departments while managing and maintaining access to RUSI’s existing collections of books and manuscripts.

The Librarian and Information Manager will take the lead in developing, delivering, and managing the library management system (eos-Sirsidynix – which has just been renewed for the next 5 years), RUSI Digital Collections, and the digital resources already available to research staff on OpenAthens (access and authentication) and EBSCO information resources. The role is a new one, recognising the need for RUSI to develop further services in support of the research teams, as well as managing and preserving RUSI born-digital research outputs and institutional records, and contributing the RUSI Library bibliographic records to the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK).

This is an exciting and varied role liaising with the research groups, membership of the research committee and working with a significant library, archive and institutional collections. The role provides an opportunity to develop the RUSI Library and information provision in parity to other research libraries.

Key tasks

  • Assume overall responsibility for the management and operations of the RUSI Library, including the development of resources and services.
  • Management of a portfolio of purchased and subscription research resources.
  • Procurement and reporting on resources expenditure.
  • Management of user enquiries for research resource content access.
  • Promote resource usage and using analytics to inform decisions.
  • Oversee all aspects of collections care, management, and development.
  • Assume responsibility for the Library's Special Collections.
  • Develop and implement Library policies and strategies and contribute to institute-wide direction.
  • Manage all aspects of access to the collections and external engagement.
​The above list is not exhaustive, the Library and Information Manager will be required to undertake such duties that may be reasonably expected within the scope and grade of this role.

Person Specification

​Essential skills and experience:

  • Relevant experience with library research resources.
  • Familiarity with common library systems and practices.
  • Experience in researcher support and digital working.
  • Knowledgeable about current sector challenges.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, members, and external researchers, to provide effective services through confident relationship management skills.
  • Excellent IT skills with current experience of MS Office online, web-based information retrieval systems and experience of analysing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data to evidence decision-making.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience of identifying and implementing new technologies to advance research, collections management etc.
  • Knowledge of open access publishing within academic libraries.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Experience of working in a not-for-profit organisation.

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Employer: Royal United Services Institute (@RUSI_org)
Location: Hybrid/London, UK
Posted Date: 31/08/2023
Expiry Date: 25/09/2023
Type: Part-Time
Categories: Librarian / Information Professional / Archivist
Ref: DN-JB-1428
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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