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Monday, 19 February, 2018

The University Library is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and well-educated individual to the Collections and Academic Liaison Department to develop the French collections of one of the world's major research libraries. The Department is responsible for the acquisition of physical and electronic books in European languages and English (and includes the ebooks@cambridge team), the cataloguing and promotion of the Library's European-language collections, and liaison with librarians, academics and researchers within the University and beyond.

The Library holds over 200,000 physical items in French, from France and the Francophone world, and acquires approximately 4,000 new books in French each year. It also provides access to a growing number of French-language electronic resources.

The successful candidate will lead the selection, description, and promotion of material in French from around the world. He or she will oversee the expenditure of the relevant budget and conduct academic liaison across the University and beyond to ensure excellent support for research and teaching. He or she will also negotiate relevant donations and lead the cataloguing of both bought and donated material. The successful candidate will promote the Library's world-class French collections through blogposts, reader inductions, and similar activities. He or she will also manage one Library Assistant.

Applicants should hold a good honours degree and a postgraduate or professional qualification in library and information science or equivalent. Knowledge of French and one other European language is essential, as is sound background knowledge of the history and culture of France and the Francophone world.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to log in to create an online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mel Bach, Head of Collections and Academic Liaison: email, telephone 01223 333081.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19th February 2018.

Interviews are to be held on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Please quote reference VE14648 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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