Subscriptions, Copyright and Licensing Librarian (Maternity cover)


Academic Development and Services
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Full time
Library and Student Support Services
Fixed Term
12 months

14 April 2021 23:55

26 April 2021
£34,943.00 - £42,914.00 per annum

You will assist with the acquisition, management, maintenance and promotion of print and e-subscriptions to serials and other resources. You will also manage information related to the licensing of resources, including the University’s annual return to the Copyright Licensing Authority (CLA)

You will administer the serials budget, monitoring expenditure, and providing reports as requested.

You will liaise with our serials supplier (currently LM Prenax) and serials publishers, via phone and email.

You will manage UAL's CLA return and queries relating to use of the license.

You will work closely with colleagues especially the Discovery Manager (Resources & Communications), the Resources & Systems Manager and the Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian, as well as the library Finance team.

You will directly line manage 1 G2 Library Assistant, and support, and be supported by, a small team of Library Assistants in relation to serials work.

You will be the first point of contact for serials queries from staff and students, as well as answering general enquiries. You will also liaise with teaching and other University staff in relation to CLA queries and take part in external networks.

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.

You will have excellent communication skills, and be able to express yourself clearly & confidently in writing, face to face, by phone or by email.

You can work independently, but are equally comfortable working as part of a team.

You will be highly organised, with good attention to detail and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

You will ideally have worked with serials and have experience of subscription resources.

You will ideally have experience of administering a budget.

This vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Consequently, if you wish to apply for this position please submit your application as soon as possible.

Should you have any queries please get in contact with ADS Recruitment Team on

Interviews will be held virtually on Monday 26 April 2021

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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.