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No 6188

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Vol cxl No 29

pp. 813–844

Vacancies, Appointments, etc.

Vacancies in the University

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Any job application submitted with a curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet for Employment (Form PD18) which can be downloaded from, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

University Office

Under-Librarian (Head of the Rare Books Department) in the University Library

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and proactive individual to work at the heart of one of the world’s major research libraries with an outstanding collection of rare books.

The successful candidate will have an informed understanding of the history of printing and book production and a working knowledge of Latin and/or some modern European languages. He or she will also have excellent management, organizational, and communication skills and be able to demonstrate a strong interest in user education, electronic resources, digitization, and preservation. He or she should have a good honours degree, research experience in a relevant area, and/or a professional qualification in librarianship, together with practical experience of rare book librarianship. The salary will be in the range of £36,715 to £46,510 a year.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Jill Whitelock, Head of Special Collections (tel. 01223 765691, email

Further details can be downloaded from the Library website (, or are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR (tel. 01223 333045, email Applications, including a completed PD18 form, a covering letter and curriculum vitae, and contact details for three professional referees, should be sent to the University Librarian either by post to University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR, or electronically to (but not both).

The closing date for applications is 1 June 2010. Please quote reference VE06600 when applying.