This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to lead and develop a vibrant Library service, ensuring that it is fully aligned with Goldsmiths strategic aims and its ambitions.

The Director will lead the Library Management Team (Academic Services, Discovery Services and Reader Services), enabling strategic responses to institutional and sector developments in areas such as student number growth, internationalisation, scholarly communication and digital engagement. 

They will work closely with members of the Professional Services Senior Team and will have close lines of communication with the Pro-Wardens and other members of the Senior Management Team. 

They will liaise with the Research Office, researchers and other stakeholders to provide a seamless experience for researchers and ensure that Goldsmiths research outputs are accessible as widely as possible. 

The Director will therefore be pivotal in the ongoing development of the library ensuring that our service offers are effective for students, academic departments, and the wider community. You will be committed to improving user experience, ensuring that a good user experience is central to all online and in person services. 

The successful candidate will bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to manage and develop teams. They will be an excellent communicator and committed to the highest quality of customer service and student experience. 

You must be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and empathy for the needs of a unique, diverse and international student community, including experience of having worked with students from BAME backgrounds. 

Goldsmiths is committed to advancing equality and celebrating diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants as this group is currently under-represented at this level in this area.

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