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St John's College


Applications are invited for the post of Librarian to work under the direction of the Fellow Librarian. St John's is one of the larger Oxford Colleges, with nearly 600 junior members. The library is central to the academic life of the College. The Librarian is responsible for the financial management of the library, and for the maintenance of both working and historic collections, including early printed books and manuscripts.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a degree and a professional library qualification, experience of managing historic collections, good interpersonal, communication, and computer skills, initiative, energy, and a sense of humour. A knowledge of automated library systems and on-line information resources is required. The appointment will begin as soon as possible, in the first instance with a probationary period of six months. The salary will be on the University's Senior Librarian scale, Grade 2 (£19,482 - £25,213). Normal working hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays. The annual holiday entitlement is four weeks in the Long Vacation, one week in each of the Easter and Christmas vacations, plus statutory public holidays which do not fall in term time. The Librarian is entitled to lunch in the Senior Common Room.

Further details may be obtained from the College Office (e-mail college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Applications, with a full curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact numbers of two referees, should reach the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford, OX1 3JP, by Friday, 29 June 2001. Applicants should ask their referees to send references to the Academic Administrator by the same date. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 16 July.

The College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 June 2001
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