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!