Salary c. £30,000 per annum
The Aga Khan Library, London, is currently recruiting for a full-time Assistant Librarian Digital Resources to help us continue offering high-quality services to our lively community of international students, academics, and researchers. The Aga Khan Library supports teaching and research at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) and the Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC). With a multilingual collection of more than 55,000 volumes, hundreds of rare books, maps, and artworks spanning seven centuries, our collection is an invaluable resource for studying Islam, past and present, and Muslim diasporas worldwide. The Aga Khan Library also offers one of the most specialised collections for Shia studies in Europe, with a special focus on Ismaili communities and traditions.
The Assistant Librarian Digital Resources position requires a degree in librarianship, information management, or information science accredited by CILIP or similar bodies. The successful candidate will have working knowledge of the structure and modules of an Integrated Library Management System (LMS), metadata formats and schemas. The ideal candidate will have previous experience implementing and configuring new systems and managing electronic resources. Good communication skills as well as the ability to deal with multiple priorities with excellent attention to detail are essential for the position.
Candidates with basic coding skills (HTML, CSS) and familiarity with records in a non-roman script (Arabic and its variants) will be preferred.
The shortlisted candidate will work with a dynamic and culturally diverse group of staff and students in a welcoming and supportive environment that embraces pluralism, demands excellence and encourages leadership, teamwork, intellectual curiosity, debate and direct engagement with real-world problems.