Bibliographic Training and Development Librarian – Bodleian Libraries

Jan 20 2023

The Bodleian Libraries is seeking a Bibliographic Training and Development Librarian. The focus of the role is to design and deliver an ongoing training programme in the theory and practice of creating bibliographic metadata and the application of standard classification schemes. If cataloguing is your passion, join the team and teach others to do the work you love!

You will train cataloguers new to the profession, alongside developing the skills of experienced colleagues across the University of Oxford library community, fostering an environment of continuous learning. To achieve this and to update your own knowledge, you will keep abreast of international developments in resource description and their application to our catalogue. Using your expertise, you will also develop and oversee a rigorous programme of quality control to ensure the catalogue facilitates the effective discovery of the Oxford collections; fulfilling user needs is fundamental to the role.

You will hold a postgraduate qualification in librarianship or have comparable knowledge and experience. You will have excellent knowledge of international bibliographic standards, such as RDA, MARC and LCSH. You will have experience of teaching or training; support for further developing your teaching skills will be given to the right candidate. You will work flexibly and proactively to ensure the training needs of the community are met. You will be enthusiastic about exploring new ways to deliver effective training.

This is a full-time, 2-year fixed term position, working 37.5 hours per week, based at Osney One, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0EW. Under the New Ways of Working arrangements, hybrid working is possible.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online 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.

The University of Oxford’s staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. As a member of staff at Oxford you can enjoy a wide range of benefits including 38 days leave (including bank holidays), extensive training and development opportunities and access to travel and childcare schemes. For more details, please see

For an informal discussion of the post or for any queries you might have, please contact:
Gail Beadnell, Head of Resource Description (

Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (GMT) on Monday 6th February 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 20th February 2023.