Deadline: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 00:00
Employer: The Linnean Society of London
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £30,000 p.a.

(Full-time, permanent post)
Salary: £30,000 p.a. with a generous workplace pension scheme

Job description
The Linnean Society of London is a charity, the world’s oldest extant biological society, and has in its care several scientifically important collections, most notably those of the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. The Collections include a library, archives and biological specimens, and have been awarded Designation status by Arts Council England.
Working as part of a small Collections team, as the only librarian the post holder will be responsible for the printed collections and support the Head of Collections. The Librarian will have the opportunity to work with a rich and unique collection and will be responsible for the smooth running of all aspects of the Library, including:
• Supporting the research requirements of Library users;
• Cataloguing and classifying Library material, and managing the operation and development of the library management system (Heritage Cirqa);
• Coordinating and working alongside the Library’s long-standing volunteers, some of whom are central to cataloguing work;
• Overseeing the migration of records to the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase in the near future;
• Acting as Administrator for the Linnaeus Link Project, which includes attending the Linnaeus Link and European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries meetings yearly;
• Getting involved in the Society’s charitable public engagement and educational activities, including giving tours, creating displays in the Reading Room, and writing blogs.
Further information is available on the Society's website: