Assistant Librarian (Access and Inclusion)
27 June 2021 23:55
We are seeking a committed individual to support the learning, teaching and research activities of the University, by providing service wide co-ordinated support for access to resources, collections and services for students with disabilities.
The post-holder will have specific responsibility for coordinating work within Library Services related to access and inclusion, in particular the provision of alternative format material.
University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.
Library Services at UAL provides access to unique collections for all staff and students, and provides its staff with continuing development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.
With either a degree in any subject plus a postgraduate qualification or a degree in Library & Information Studies or equivalent, and relevant experience within an academic environment or equivalent, you will have experience of customer-focused service delivery and awareness of how principles of access and inclusion apply to library services.
In addition, you will have experience or awareness of working with disabled customers, and knowledge and experience of relevant technologies including Microsoft Office, Adoble accessible PDFs, Moodle or other VLE, assistive technology (e.g.text to speech) and Library Management Systems.
Possessing excellent communication skills, you will also be able to express yourself clearly and confidently in writing, face to face, by phone or by email. You will be comfortable working independently but are equally comfortable working collaboratively in a team and where appropriate across or with different professional groups.
Please submit your application as soon as possible, as should a sufficient number of applications be received this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday the 13th July.
If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
Candidates are advised to submit applications early.