Librarian, Part-time, Not for profit

Librarian /Information Manager - London, United Kingdom

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The Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (HLSI) is seeking a qualified Librarian to manage and operate our library - the focal point of this unique and historic organisation. HLSI supports the local community through an ever-evolving programme of events and activities, and for its many active members, it is at the heart of their cultural and social life.

Founded in 1839 in Highgate, north London, HLSI is an independent organisation funded by membership subscriptions and the income from its activities. A lending library, an archive and lectures have been at the core of HLSI from the start. A large number of members volunteer to support HLSI’s many current activities, including the library.

The Librarian will be responsible for the selection, ordering, accessioning, cataloguing and classification of books and other material for the library. The Librarian will raise the profile of the library and promote its resources for both independent learning and reading for pleasure.

The HLSI Library

The HLSI Library has some 25,000 books available for members to borrow. Our lending collection is constantly updated, covers a wide range of subjects and includes a children’s corner. The library also holds special collections on London and Highgate, which forms part of HLSI’s heritage, and on poets Coleridge and Betjeman, who lived locally. For those of us at HLSI, the library is about providing a service that is diverse and interesting, supporting the lifelong learning that is core to HLSI and reflecting the interests of members. The HLSI Library is a member of the Independent Libraries Association.

This is a part-time post, 2.5 days per week, flexible hours. This post is subject to DBS checks.

How to apply: Please send your CV to

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