Librarian, Metadata and Open Access Management

Closing Date
Monday, 29th April 2019
Job Type
Administrative Professional & Managerial
Libraries Content & Discovery
£30395 to £39609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Are you enthusiastic about helping researchers and students to find the materials they need to further their studies and have an interest in supporting researchers in making their papers openly available? Are you knowledgeable about current metadata standards and familiar with open access publishing requirements? Do you have excellent communication and IT skills and experience of staff management? Would you like to join a team delivering innovation in library discovery systems as part of a university-wide digital futures programme?

We have a great opportunity for a Librarian to lead innovation in the creation, application and sharing of bibliographic metadata to support discovery services at the University of Nottingham ensuring that the academic community has ready access to the Libraries annual investment of c. £6m in library resources. You will line manage staff within the University of Nottingham Libraries Metadata and Open Access Management Team as part of the Content and Discovery Section within the University of Nottingham and will also liaise with equivalent colleagues at our campuses in China and Malaysia.

You will be responsible for implementing and maintaining new standards in the use of metadata to ensure effective retrieval of a wide range of material in different formats. Additionally you will facilitate access to locally created material managed through our text and data repositories. 

University of Nottingham Libraries is a department committed to exceptional behaviours and ways of working. This includes cultivating a working environment which enables staff to be the best that they can be and coordinating support for staff which considers wellbeing and resilience. Within this context, you will proactively develop staff within your team, inspiring them to seek continuous improvement and actively encouraging inclusion. 

This position will be offered on a permanent contract. Hours of work will be full-time (36.25 per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Christine Middleton, tel: 0115 8467622 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;