Content Delivery Library Officer (eBooks) Ref 9642

School/department: Library
Hours: full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE / 36.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 9642
Salary: starting at £27,131 to £31,411 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 31 October 2022
Closing date:  28 November 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed  
Expected start date: to be confirmed  

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the university

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for a Library Officer to work within the Content Delivery Team in the Library for 36.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The postholder will work closely with the Content Delivery and Access Librarian.

  • A key aspect of the role is to coordinate the work involved with the acquisition of e-Textbooks, including liaising with the provider regarding invoicing, setting up access on Canvas, the University’s cloud-based study platform, and monitoring usage.
  • The postholder will have responsibility for the collection and reporting of regular usage statistics for eBooks and e-Textbooks as well as other online resources. They will supervise the day-to-day answering of online resource enquiries, using their technical expertise to resolve problems and reporting issues to suppliers and publishers.
  • The postholder will also have responsibility for uploading digital content licences and agreements to the University’s contact database and supporting the Content Delivery and Access Librarian in other tasks relating to digital content.
  • This role also includes participation in evening and weekend duties, as required, and being responsible for routines relating to Library security, opening, and closing procedures and supervising Library Assistants on the Information Hub.

Please contact Annette Moore  for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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