Assistant Information Specialist

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Oct 2022

School/Department Student Experience
Based at Cranfield or Shrivenham, Oxfordshire
Hours of work 30 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £26,860 to £30,513 per annum, pro rata, with potential progression up to £37,701 per annum pro rata (30 hours per week)
Apply by 02/10/2022

Role Description  

About the Role

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join the Library Education team to provide high-quality support to students and academic staff in Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS). The successful candidate will work with our Information Specialists to develop and deliver training in library and information literacy topics, including the creation of online guides, activities and videos. Enquiry support, resource selection and special projects will also form part of the role so they will need to be customer focused and continually improve their practice in order to enhance the student experience.

About You

You should be a qualified (or qualifying) librarian and/or have some prior experience of supporting information literacy skills in a higher education setting.

You will be highly motivated, have a passion for teaching and learning, with excellent communication and digital skills.

Some evening and weekend working may be necessary on occasion.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

The Library plays an integral role in the life of the University and sits within the Student Experience Professional Services Unit (PSU).  The Library Service has three individual libraries across both University sites. At Cranfield campus the Kings Norton Library, designed by Sir Norman Foster, serves the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, the School of Water, Energy and Environment and the School of Management. The Management Information and Resource Centre is located within the School of Management and provides additional embedded support for staff and students in the School. The Barrington Library is based at the Defence Academy on the Shrivenham site and serves Cranfield Defence and Security.

The Education Support team, comprising of Information Specialists and Assistant Information Specialists, are based at all three libraries but regularly collaborate to ensure we are providing a first class learner experience to all our staff and students.    

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.                                    

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Ruth Houghton, Education Support Manager, on ( E):

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