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Position: Head of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Libraries
Institution: University of Oxford
Department: Bodleian Libraries
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Duties: Identify the information and data needs of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and develop strategies to meet those needs. Understand the uses, benefits and challenges of data in scientific research and provide advice, advocacy and services to researchers in managing, sharing and re-using data. Promote awareness of library services, collection resources, and developments in data science and information management and how these can deliver improvements in the areas of teaching, research and scholarly communication. Encourage and foster climate of innovation in the use of the physical library spaces
Requirements: A degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification. Knowledge of data science and scholarly communication patterns in sciences. Knowledge of the information and institutional support needs of science researchers. Proven commitment and ability to deliver services which anticipate and respond to user needs and to motivate others to do the same. Ability to stimulate innovation and creativity in new service initiatives. Proven ability to develop effective strategies for integration of digital knowledge resources into research, and educational workflow. Ability to manage across-library functions in a large devolved organisation effectively, including highly developed planning and decision-making skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills. Proven ability to lead, manage, and develop a diverse staff. Ability to initiate and manage change and a demonstrable record of dealing successfully with organisational change. Team player with the ability to work collaboratively, who can also demonstrate individual initiative. Ability to represent the Bodleian Libraries locally, nationally, and internationally through committees, papers, and presentations. Substantial experience of financial management. Sensitivity to wider organisational priorities and needs
Text: Head of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Libraries Bodleian Libraries: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road, Oxford Grade 10: £54,765 - £63,463 with a discretionary range to £69,331 p.a. Based in the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, you will work in close partnership with the Universitys world-leading Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division to deliver library provision tailored to their research, teaching and public engagement needs. You will lead a team of 37 subject specialists, reader services and other staff, manage substantial budgets, and liaise with researchers, students and administrators from the Division, which spans 12 academic departments. You will also work closely with your peers in the other divisions within the University. Sitting on the Libraries leadership group, Round Table, you will set strategy for the Bodleian Libraries and deliver that strategy within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Libraries. Particular areas of focus for the first few years will be understanding the data and open science requirements of researchers and re-engineering services to meet them and taking a leading role in the project to redevelop the Universitys biggest science library. You will represent the Libraries effectively in relevant fora, and will write and speak convincingly on the Libraries behalf. Holding a degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, you will be knowledgeable about data science, scholarly communication and information needs in the sciences. You will be able to manage across-library functions effectively in a large devolved organisation and have highly developed planning and decision-making skills. Demonstrating the ability to deliver user-focused services and motivate others to do the same, you will be an experienced leader and manager, able to initiate and manage change. Superb influencing and negotiating skills will be critical. You will be required to submit a supporting statement and a CV as part of your application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered. To apply please visit Please note that the initial application process for this post will be managed by Minerva. Decisions on short-listing, interviews and the final selection will be made by the Bodleian Libraries. Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Friday 4 January 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 15 February 2019. Contact Person : Recruitment Team Leader Vacancy ID : 138375 Contact Phone : 01865 277133 Closing Date : 04-Jan-2019 Contact Email : Click on the link(s) below to view documents Filesize 138375 Job Description and Selection Criteria 160.5
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