Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Library and Academic Skills Advisor


Student & Academic Services

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Degree or equivalent experience preferably in a library, information management or related IT discipline. E A
2 Previous experience of working in libraries, preferably in an academic environment E A/I
3 Understanding of library systems including search and discovery, reading list systems and administration tools. E A/I
4 Experience of cataloguing and classification of materials and an understanding of metadata. D A/I
5 Understanding of legal issues with respect to delivery of content, in particular copyright and accessibility. E A/I
6 Excellent knowledge and understanding of IT with proficiency in the use of web and office technologies and a working knowledge and application of new web-based technologies E A/I
7 Excellent communication, team-working, interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to present and prepare reports. E A/I
8 Experience of service evaluation, quality assurance and enhancement. D A/I
9 Customer focussed with experience of working in a service environment E A/I
10 Excellent organisational skills, with a target-oriented approach and the ability to work under pressure. E A/I
11 Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret data E A/I
12 Commitment to own professional development. E A/I
13 Ability to work on own initiative. E A/I
14 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview