Senior Acquisitions & Metadata Coordinator

Library Assistant - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 530Tuesday 28 May 2024

£32,500 - £37000 plus benefits

Senior Acquisitions and Metadata Coordinator – West London / Middlesex


This is a key post within the Library Services department within a friendly academic library team. This is a functional role providing metadata service. The post will also undertake the supervision of  the daily operational workflow of stock selection, acquisition processes, cataloguing and classification.


Our client is seeking the following experience:

  • Experience of the acquisition and development of e-book and print collections, with a particular focus on policies and licences for acquiring and providing access to electronic content
  • Understanding of the HE electronic publishing environment, content supply, licencing and national and regional consortia
  • Experience of evaluating, analysing and interpreting content usage to provide high quality metadata services to inform service strategy, collection development and budget planning
  • Experience of metadata service to facilitate the ingest, description, management, discovery of and access to the Library print and electronic resources, ensuring that appropriate guidelines, cataloguing and classification standards are adopted and implemented.

Although this position will report to the Assistant Acquisitions Manager, you will also collaborate with and provide support to staff members who interact with metadata as part of the content creation or content management process. You will also advise on matters of metadata policy.


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in Library Science or related subject area and have experience of successfully driving a variety of projects associated with cataloguing operations in an academic library. It is essential that you also have experience of working within a very busy support environment and have knowledge of cataloguing and metadata services, including awareness of emerging trends in resource discovery and description.


Our client offers a generous annual leave package plus discretionary University closure days, excellent training and development opportunities as well as a great occupational pension scheme and a range of health-related support. Our client is committed to a hybrid working approach.

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