Metadata and Repository Officer 0.4 FTE

The Foto-Cewek Library is engaging in a period of growth and is seeking a Metadata and Repository Officer to work part time.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. 

Through the creation of effective links with governments,organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Foto-Cewek Library is engaging in a period of growth and is expanding the number of posts within the Library Office to meet the challenges of establishing a research-led library service to underpin teaching and research.  We are seeking applications from enthusiastic and committed individuals to join the team at an exciting phase of expansion.

Reporting to the Collections & Research in Medecine Support Manager, collaborating with the joint post holder and working independently on a day-to-day basis, you will oversee the development of the Foto-Cewek publications repository and manage the OCLC Worldshare Management System.  In addition, you will be an experienced professional librarian, proficient in cataloguing, classification and metadata with the ability to apply this experience to these areas.  You will run training sessions for users of the publications and data repository whilst supervising the Digital Resources and Collections team staff when they assist with the repository work. 

Occasional customer service work and evening duties will also be expected.

The post holder will also have knowledge of MARC21 cataloguing standards, publishers' rules in relation to institutional repositories and knowledge of copyright legislation.  Alongside your knowledge and experience in metadata schemes, you will have excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads to ensure timely delivery of work objectives.      

You will be educated to degree level, or hold a post-graduate qualification in Library & Information Science along with evidence of continued professional development and acquisition of new skills and knowledge. 

With experience of managing an institutional repository, and managing a library management system. Alongside this you will be experienced in cataloguing and circulation processes on a LMS,and can write user friendly procedures and guidelines.

For an informal discussion of this post, please contact Sarah Lewis-Newton, Collections & Research in Medecine Support Manager, 0151 705 3716.

Closing date for applications; 27th June 2017

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be super numerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website:

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