Robert Ruthven Director of Library Services Getting there

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Robert Ruthven, Director of Library Services Getting there from Here; Routes to the Future

Robert Ruthven, Director of Library Services Getting there from Here; Routes to the Future • The Employer’s Perspective

Background and experience Jobs I’ve had: Data-entry in an Archive, Information Service Worker, Library

Background and experience Jobs I’ve had: Data-entry in an Archive, Information Service Worker, Library Assistant, Assistant Librarian, School Librarian, People’s Network Coordinator, Section Head ICT and Learning, Manager of Lifelong Learning, Library and Archives Service Manager, Director of Library Services

Background and experience Jobs I’ve recruited to: Library Assistant, Assistant Librarian, Academic Liaison Librarian,

Background and experience Jobs I’ve recruited to: Library Assistant, Assistant Librarian, Academic Liaison Librarian, Archivist, School Librarian, Systems Manager, Acquisitions Librarian, Young People’s Librarian, Open Access and Research Librarian, Community Librarian, Outreach Librarian, Local History Officer, Digital Skills Trainer, Mobile Librarian, Archives Assistant, Graduate Trainee etc, etc

Essentials and Desirables Generally look for a LIS qualification, but not always Generally prefer

Essentials and Desirables Generally look for a LIS qualification, but not always Generally prefer some kind of related experience, but not always Always look for intelligence, enquiring mind, willingness to try things out, flexibility, ability to work with others, communication, influencing, negotiation and advocacy PEOPLE SKILLS above all Attitude trumps technical skills

How to get the interview Show you meet the Essentials and Desirables as clearly

How to get the interview Show you meet the Essentials and Desirables as clearly as possible. Do your research Be known Get involved in the profession Get some experience

Thank you Robert. Ruthven@gcu. ac. uk

Thank you Robert. [email protected] ac. uk