Job posting: Bodleian Law Librarian (Oxford, UK)

Bodleian Law Librarian

Bodleian Libraries, Bodleian Law Library, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford

Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 with a discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Law Librarian to lead and manage the Bodleian Law Library as a world-leading library service for law research, teaching and scholarship. The current incumbent is retiring after 13 years in the role and at the conclusion of a major refurbishment project, and this post offers an exciting opportunity to develop world-class law collections and services during a time of significant change in the information landscape.

You will be experienced in building effective working relationships and managing staff, will have excellent knowledge of legal resources and legal publishers, and an informed commitment to the aims of library support in a major academic institution. You will deputise for the Head of the Bodleian Social Sciences Libraries, will oversee the Bodleian’s Official Papers Section which is housed in the Law Library, and will actively contribute to the law library profession at a national and international level.

You will have a good undergraduate degree and a higher degree in librarianship or information science. Experience of fund-raising and working with development officers and donors will be an advantage.

This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. Please ensure that you carefully read the ‘How to Apply’ section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence form. CVs will not form part of the selection process.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Head of the Bodleian Social Sciences Libraries, Louise Clarke (tel: 01865 278709; email: For enquiries on the application process please contact

This post requires Disclosure Scotland and financial background checks.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Friday 24 March 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Contact Person: Vacancy ID: 127281
Contact Phone: 01865 281161 Closing Date: 24-Mar-2017
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