Job: Business Librarian

8/29/17 –  Business Librarian
Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, UK

Sarah P’s comments:  Thanks, Librarian Ray Pun, for sharing this opportunity…


There is a vacancy for a Business Librarian at the University of Oxford (Bodleian Libraries) to lead and manage information services in the fields of business, management and finance at the highest level. Responsible for the development of innovative, user-focused services, provision of information resources and the management of library staff, the Bodleian Business Librarian is a key member of the Saïd Business School and the Bodleian Libraries, and works to ensure that the Sainsbury Library is widely regarded as a leading library among top and emergent business schools.

The current incumbent is retiring after 9 years in the role during which time the Library has made significant advancements in: expanding access to research resources; the online dissemination of the School’s research outputs; new approaches to instructional support and a number of improvements to the library study environments.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build upon this work and develop new services to meet current challenges and emerging needs.

Details are at and our Head of Social Sciences Libraries, Louise Clarke: can be contacted for an informal discussion about the role.

Job: Executive Director

5.16.17 –  Executive Director (remote/part-time)
Open Preservation Foundation, UK

Hours:​ Part­ time (24 hours/week)
Contract type:​ Fixed term for 12 months, renewable upon mutual agreement
Salary: £45,000+ a year pro rata , depending on skills and experience
Reports to:​ Board of Directors
Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond)
The Open Preservation Foundation is looking for an experienced, motivated and visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director.
The Foundation is an international not for profit membership organisation providing open source digital preservation technology and knowledge to memory institutions around the world.
The Executive Director is expected:
  • To lead, manage, and develop the Foundation and build an international community of  practitioners working in the field of digital preservation.
  • To grow the membership of the Foundation and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation.
  • To create strategies and seek funding to sustain and develop the Foundation’s open source digital preservation solutions and services.
  • To provide leadership and management of OPF staff (currently 2.0FTE) and budgets  (c. £350k/annum) and to run the organisation responsibly and with accountability.
Full job description
To apply
Please email your letter of application and CV to Becky McGuinness (
Closing date
12:00 noon BST on Wednesday 7 June 2017.
We will invite successful candidates to first interviews by video conference. The Board may decide to hold a subsequent face-to-face interview with top candidates (location to be confirmed).
If you have any enquiries about the post, please contact me.
Becky McGuinness | Community Manager

@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1
Open Preservation Foundation

Job: College Archivist

1.15.17 –  College Archivist
Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK



Applications are invited for the full-time role of College Archivist at Magdalen College, Oxford.  The appointee will join the Library & Archives team, reporting to the College Librarian, and will manage the College’s rich and diverse archive which is at the heart of the College’s heritage and academic life.  It is the responsibility of the College Archivist to ensure the development, efficient organisation, smooth running and security of the College’s varied archives dating from the twelfth century.  The appointee will be responsible for developing and implementing systems and procedures for the proper management of the College’s archives, ensuring that they are preserved and organised to the highest professional standards and embedded fully in the life of the College.  They will run a responsive and friendly archive which meets the needs of the College’s members, helps to project the College’s lively intellectual atmosphere, and engages with alumni and researchers at national and international levels.

Further details and the application form can be found below.

Further Particulars

Application Form (PDF version)

Application Form (Word version)

Job: Archivist

1.14.17 –  Archivist (Term)
St George’s, University of London, UK

Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 plus London Allowance of £2,976
Fixed Term, full time position
Closing Date:  Monday 16 January 2017
Interview Date:  Wednesday 01 February 2017
Reference:  862-16

                                                                                                                                                                     This post is Fixed-term for One Year (with the possibility for extension)

St George’s, University of London has a rich history waiting to be discovered and explored.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional Archivist to open up access to our collections which will provide a source for new research, not only about the history of the medical school, but also about the wider transformation in the teaching and practice of medicine.

You will be responsible for cataloguing and developing the collections (which include rare books), making use of your proven advocacy skills to promote access and use. You will enjoy the challenge of working under your own initiative and spotting opportunities for exploiting our heritage and engaging people in our history. To excel in this exciting role, you will have some experience of project management and of submitting bids for funding.
Applications for this post can only be processed if made through the SGUL website.

For further information about this position, and to apply, visit

Job: Associate Director fro Scholarly Resources

12.12.16 – Associate Director for Scholarly Resources
Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Sarah P’s comments:  In keeping with the season, this is a sugar plum of a job…and because it is posted on ALAJobs, it seems they are open to receiving applications from international applicants.


The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. We are looking to recruit an Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, to lead two key departments within the Bodleian Libraries: Collections Management and Bodleian Digital Library Services and Systems (BDLSS). These departments provide high quality services and operations of critical importance to the University and wider world of scholarship.

This portfolio of staff, services and operations is a new one and you will play a key role in leading a process of organisational change designed to ensure that the two departments operate seamlessly across their range of services, develop a clear and shared approach to new ways of working together where appropriate, and develop and maintain a harmonious working atmosphere that enables staff to flourish in their roles.

You will be responsible for helping to shape strategy within and across these departments and for its smooth and efficient implementation, always focussing on the needs of users.

You will also lead digital information services in developing content and tools that support digital scholarship, and will develop strong partnerships with others inside the University and externally in the creation of world-leading digital library collections and services.

As Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, you will be a member of the Bodleian Libraries Senior Management Team. You will manage a staff of 150 and an annual budget in excess of £3.5m, as well as shared oversight of the £7m materials budget with the Deputy Librarian, and significant funding in support of special projects.

Due to the nature of this post, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

As part of your online application, you will be required to upload a supporting statement outlining how you meet each of the essential and desirable selection criteria listed in the job description and a CV. CV’s alone will not be accepted. Further information about the role and how to apply along with a copy of the job description can be found on the University of Oxford jobs and vacancies page at the following link:

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian at:

Only applications received online before 12.00pm (GMT) on Monday 9 January 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held during week commencing 6 February 2017.


RequirementsTo meet the challenges of this role you will have a degree and a relevant post graduate qualification (or equivalent), the ability to manage large and complex operations effectively including highly developed planning and decision making skills and a strong record of innovative and creative leadership. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrable skills in management, supervision and team-building.

Accomplishment in the management of digital activities and significant project management experience is also essential, as is the ability to represent the Bodleian Libraries locally, nationally, and internationally through committees, papers and presentations and a demonstrable record of dealing successfully with organisational change. Individuals with an interest in, and experience of, data science and its applications are encouraged to apply.

B23/ALC6: Salary from £70,000 p.a.

Job: Digital Archive Assistant

5.27.16 –  Digital Archive Assistant
National Theatre, London, UK

Sarah P’s comments:  This looks like a fab opportunity although I believe it is only for EU passport holders (bummer).  Note the quick deadline.


The NT are seeking an individual with extensive experience in digital media or digital archiving to join us in an exciting role within a busy, innovative Archive requiring high digital literacy and knowledge of digital asset management systems.

The Digital Archive Assistant will support the work of the Archivist in managing digital archive material; digitise outstanding items in the National Theatre’s production photography collection and to add these digitised images to the archive catalogue. Transferring the photographs, platforms and films among other items covering formats such as DAT, DV tapes, CDs and DVDs to digital format will give this collection increased flexibility and allow us to use it for display, online features, interactive tools, publications, documentaries and exhibitions.

Appointment Procedure
Please note that applications can only be considered if they are submitted through the National’s Online Recruitment System, and returned by the closing date.

The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is: 12:00 Tuesday 31 May 2016

The anticipated date of first interviews is: Week Commencing 06 June 2016

For any queries, please contact the HR Department by emailing:

The National Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer

Hours: 35 per week, although additional hours may be nece

Contract Type: Temporary – Full Time

Department: Other

Pay Range: £23,600 per annum paid monthly on the 15 of each month

Closing Date: 12pm, Tuesday 31 May 2016

Job: Information Scientist

8/15/15 –  Information Scientist
Freshwater Biological Association, Windermere, Cumbria, UK


The FBA is a charity dedicated to the understanding and the sustainable management of fresh waters around the globe. Founded in 1929, we are a membership organisation with a rich history and we pride ourselves on being one of the finest sources of freshwater information in the world.

The work that we do together with the resources and facilities that we provide are incredibly important. This is increasingly so as along with others we seek to understand and promote the effective management of our rivers and lakes to ensure the sustainable use of freshwaters.

Like the ecosystems we seek to protect and nourish, the FBA is an organisation that is not immune to external threats and changes in the environment in which it operates. We, like many other charitable organisations, have seen our role change over the last few years and have a new strategy in response to these changes.

This is a new role offering you the scope not only to make your mark, but also to contribute to making a genuinely lasting legacy for generations to come. In this role you will lead on the maintenance, development and promotion of the FBA’s collections and information sources to all of our audiences.

Salary: £27,500 – £30,000

How to apply:

NFP Consulting is our recruiting partner for this vacancy.  A full candidate information pack can be downloaded via the NFP Consulting website:

Closing date: 10.00 a.m. Tuesday 1st September 2015

Job: Deputy Librarian

9/25/14 –  Deputy to Bodleian’s Librarian
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, UK

Grade B23: Salary from £80,000 p.a.

We are looking for an exceptional individual, with deep experience of, and enthusiasm for overseeing academic services in major academic research libraries. You will make a key contribution to the strategic direction of the Bodleian Libraries as a whole, but especially for its academic services, public engagement activities, and developing the strategic direction to ensure that the Bodleian remains one of the great research libraries of the world.

You will make a significant contribution to the strategic oversight of all library activities, deputise for Bodley’s Librarian, develop and sustain high-quality services for researchers and ensure that the Bodleian’s collections continue to be developed and enhanced for the benefit of scholarship in all disciplines.

To meet the challenges of this role you will have a good degree and a relevant post graduate qualification (or equivalent), the ability to strategically manage large and complex operations and a strong record of innovative and creative leadership within a large research centre or academic library. You will also have interest, enthusiasm and experience in strategic development in academic libraries, excellent analytical and decision making skills and proven ability to manage and supervise in collaboration with internal stakeholders. A demonstrable record of policy development, successful collaborations and influencing others along with a strong user-focussed approach to services are also essential.

Due to the nature of this post, candidates will be required to undertake Disclosure Scotland and financial background checks.

Please contact Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian for an informal discussion about this post.

Applications are to be made online by 12.00 midday (GMT) on Monday 13 October 2014.

Interviews will be held on Monday 27th October and Tuesday 28th October 2014.


Sarah P’s comments:  I think the phrase ‘we are looking for an exceptional individual’ says it all…good luck!

Job: Research Associate

5/14/14 –  Research Associate
Oxford Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

We are seeking a Research Associate which is a technical role working on Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies that support research in Digital Humanities, specifically for the ElEPHaT and Transforming Musicology projects.

The ElEPHaT project, a joint project between the Centre and the Bodleian Digital Libraries, will use Linked Data to create worksets combining digitised content from the large-scale (11 million+ volumes) HathiTrust collection and the fully human-transcribed EEBO-TCP (Early English Books Online – Text Creation Partnership) corpus.

The University of Oxford e-Research Centre leads the creation of a semantic framework for the project which will describe these new digital methods, linking them to the results they produce and the music resources over which analysis has been undertaken, again using Semantic Web and Linked Data approaches, and tackling challenges such as reuse, reproducibility and citation of the methods and data.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 May 2014.