Resource Discovery Officer

Liverpool John Moores University

Salary Range

£30,488 – £36,023 per annum


Library Services

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a distinctive, unique institution, rooted in the Liverpool City Region and with a global presence. Our students and staff, past, present, and future, are the beating heart of our city and can be found in every corner of every industry and community. We couldn’t exist anywhere else and have shaped the city in which we belong. Working with the people of Liverpool to improve lives and support communities is at the heart of why we were founded and why we exist today.

The University Library is looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and adaptable person to join our team providing resource discovery and metadata support for our collections. This is a key professional post, essential to the successful delivery of strategically important services and support. 

You will maintain and develop the resource discovery activity of the Library, through effective use of metadata, and ensuring that key systems such as the resource discovery system, digital content system and relevant parts of the library management system are accessible, easy to use and fit for purpose. In addition, you will engage proactively in innovation and development in relation to these systems. 

You should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and preferably hold a professional qualification in library and information management or related discipline. You should have knowledge of Dewey, AACR2, MARC21, RDA and related standards and familiarity with library discovery systems.

This is currently a hybrid role with part of the working week on campus and part of the week working remotely.

Informal enquiries may be made to Maria Follett, Researcher Engagement and Collections Manager at [email protected]

In return, we offer an excellent benefits package including generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, induction and development support as well as family-friendly policies.

This is an exciting time to join LJMU in our bicentenary year and with the launch of our new strategic plan. 

If you feel that this is the role you have been looking for and your skills and experience can make a real difference at LJMU, we look forward to hearing from you.

LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and communities irrespective of age, transgender status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief.  All our appointments are made on merit.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

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