Information Specialist (Part-time) – Bodleian Libraries

Mar 03 2023

The Bodleian Libraries are looking for someone who can make a real difference to the services their Outreach and Enquiry team deliver to the staff and students in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division. This includes supporting the research, teaching/learning, clinical care, and other needs of our NHS and University users.

Working as part of the BHCL Outreach team you will develop and deliver a range of services, including literature searching and training (face-to-face/ online), to staff and students in the areas of Anaesthetics; Cardiovascular Medicine; Surgery; and Theatres and in other areas as required.

You will hold a librarian qualification or relevant degree level subject. Also, you be able to demonstrate professional knowledge of systematic review methodologies and evidence-based practice.

This is a part-time, fixed-term position, working 30 hours per week until 31 March 2025, based at the Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

The Bodleian Health Care Libraries are located at three sites in Headington – the John Radcliffe Hospital, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, the Old Road Campus Research Building and at the Horton Hospital in Banbury. The Libraries’ main users are NHS staff in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust; researchers and clinical students from the University of Oxford; and healthcare students from Oxford Brookes University.

Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays), extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more details please see

The University of Oxford’s staff and students come from all over the world, and they proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

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. CV’s will not be considered.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Friday 14 April 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 24 April 2023.