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Learning and Teaching Librarian

Learning and Teaching Librarian (6 month FTC)

Location: Milton Keynes/Hybrid

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a qualified librarian who will; Support learning and teaching activities, including the development of students as independent learners, by providing advice and guidance on the access to and use of library content, resources, and services to meet the needs of students, learners and University staff.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide expert assistance to students, staff, Associate Lecturers and researchers via a virtual helpdesk (email, webchat and telephone) and occasional in-person enquirers.
  • Investigate and respond to e-resource troubleshooting problems, in partnership with the E-Content Advisors.
  • Develop effective working relationships with the teams producing new modules and qualifications by contributing to the institutional learning design processes and recommending and agreeing requirements for digital capabilities and content integration.
  • Work with colleagues across the library to assess the accessibility of third-party content.
  • Work with library and faculty teams engaged in module and qualification production to ensure library content is accessible to all users.
  • Design and deliver live training events for students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to, online and in-person events and training on a range of digital capabilities embedded in the curriculum.

Key skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level in librarianship or information science (or equivalent professional qualification).
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Good digital capabilities, especially in Office 365 applications, databases, and library management systems
  • Understanding of how to design effective accessible learning experiences, and ability to identify the best teaching approach to deliver the required learning outcome
  • Experience of working with electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of learning technologies and their application.
  • Experience of writing for the web and creating educational content.
  • Communicate information effectively with a variety of audiences; negotiates effectively; appropriately manages conflict.
  • Chartered Librarian
  • Fellowship of Advance HE
  • Awareness of the issues surrounding distance education and the political environment in relation to HE
  • Subject specific knowledge, for example experience of information resources enabling you to support a Faculty (Business & Law; Arts & Social Sciences; Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)

Key Words: Learning and Teaching, Librarian, University, learning support.

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