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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£34,304 - £39,739 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week

This position has expired.


Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Sir Alex Ferguson Library seeks to recruit a part-time (0.6 FTE) Resource Librarian. This position is part of the Collections and Discovery team and will develop and lead a new resource request service which combines the interlibrary loan, scanning, and suggest a resource services. As part of the Collections and Discovery team, the successful candidate will develop and lead on a new resource request service which combines inter-library loan, scanning, and suggest-a-resource services.

 The post holder will work with colleagues to ensure acquisition, description, and management of the library’s electronic and physical resources is effective and efficient, supporting GCU’s learning, teaching and research needs.   

This role is part of a team of Resource Librarians, under the direction of the Senior Librarian, Collections and Discovery, who contribute to the delivery of the following services: 

  • The acquisition, description, management, discoverability and accessibility of library electronic resources and physical collections.
  • Management of the University research outputs repository and educational resources repository and support of the Open Access research agenda.
  • Management, development and support of library systems and services.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree and experience working in an academic or equivalent library service. They will have demonstrable experience of working with library systems and the use of metadata and cataloguing standards. They must be able to lead projects and manage change and evidence a high degree of flexibility and adaptability. Further essential requirements for this role include excellent organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as being able to show initiative, a strong commitment to development, and co-operating with others. Previous experience of working as part of an inter-library loan or scanning service would be advantageous.

Further details on this post are available by contacting Gary Steele, Senior Librarian, Collections and Discovery at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.


Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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