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Information Resource Specialist

Library Services

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £36,333 to £44,263 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 04 October 2023
Interview Date:  Thursday 19 October 2023
Reference:  0621-23
Release Date:  Friday 08 September 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the library at Aston University, to be part of a team of Information Resources Specialists within the Content and Discovery Team.

We are looking highly motivated and experienced individual to lead on, and be an advocate for, the acquisition of ebook packages and eTextbooks and associated metadata, and to lead on the management of our printed book-stock. You will also lead on the management of financial processes for procurement. 

As an Information Resource Specialist, you will play a vital role in ensuring that library users have access to high-quality information resources that enhance their learning, teaching and research, and other activities that align with Aston’s 2030 strategy. You will work closely with colleagues in the Content and Discovery Team and therefore have excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. 

To apply, you will be able to demonstrate significant experience of the procurement of library resources and experience of working with metadata, and stay current with emerging sector developments in the provision of information resources, bringing innovations forward as appropriate. You will be experienced in working within a team, sharing knowledge and responsibilities. You will have significant experience in work with Library Management Systems. You will have demonstrable experience of the management of financial processes relating to the procurement of electronic and print resources and building relationships with colleagues in the Finance Department. 

If you relate to Aston’s ambitions to be inclusive, entrepreneurial and transformational then this role represents a great opportunity to have a significant and positive impact on the development of the Library and Information Services directly supporting the education and research aspirations of the University. 

The university recognises the value of flexible working and dynamic working is an option in this role. 

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Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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