Library Ambassadors


Get paid to help us make your library the best place it can be.

Student Library Ambassadors will be teamed up with Academic Support Librarians to work on small projects and to co-ordinate how the Library and Archives Service obtains student feedback. This will involve liaising with Course Reps and students across the University as well as attending regular meetings with Library and Archives Service staff. You will have influence over how the Library and Archives Service develops to improve services for students, and will play a vital role in the long-term efforts to improve communication between students and the Library and Archives Service. The role will take approximately 2 - 3 hours per week. You’ll be paid £300 in two one-off fees of £150: one payable in December and the other payable in April. This is a great chance to add some fantastic skills to your CV, including: communication skills, teamwork, market research, and helping to develop service innovation. You will also be able to use the experience to gain HEAR and BEA and will have access to a wide range of training that will develop your skills further. The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this post. Two Ambassadors will be appointed to each of the three Bangor site Libraries (Main, Adeilad Deiniol and Normal) and one Ambassador for Wrexham.


  • Closing date for applications is 5th October
  • Interviews will be held on 12th October
  • Training will take place on 16th October

Interested? What next?

Download the role description.

Check you are available for the set training and interview dates. Please send us your CV along with a statement in support of your application (maximum of 1,000 words). You are advised to link your statement to the role description provided. Please provide specific examples outlining why you think you are suitable for this role, including the skills and experience that you have. Should you need it, you can get advice on how to write a personal statement from the Careers and Employability Team in Student Services. Send your CV and supporting statement to Mairwen Owen, Academic Support Librarian, (mairwen.owen@bangor.ac.uk) by 5.00 pm on Monday 5th October.



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Closing Date: October 11


Brill Maintenance 21st September (Resolved)

An upgrade for Brill resources is scheduled on Monday 21st September, from 9.30AM to 12.30 PM. During this time you may temporarily experience loss of access.

International Open Access Week 2015

Programme of events at Bangor University, 19 - 23 October 2015

Thursday October 15th 2-4pm Menai Bridge – British Oceanographic Data Centre visit School of Ocean Sciences to talk about research data management and publishing data openly on the BODC Data Library

Wednesday October 21st – Meeting REF requirements for Open Access and depositing work on the University Repository, Drop-in sessions 10-11am Deiniol Library and 1-2pm in the Main library

Wednesday October 21st 12-1pm Alun Building – Postgraduate event “What you need to know about Open Access Publishing”

Wednesday October 21st Alun Building – Dr Alecia Carter, Cambridge University, will talk about Early Career Researchers and pressures to publish, Title to be confirmed

Friday October 23rd 10am-12 Cledwyn Room 3- UK Data Archive visit the University to talk about research data management and publishing data openly on the UK Data Archive open repository

For more information about these events or to book your place to attend, please contact b.hall@bangor.ac.uk


ELECTRICAL SUPPLY INTERRUPTION – Adeilad Deiniol Library 12/13 September 2015

In order to undertake essential engineering works to replace the Substation Transformer: the electrical supply to the Deiniol Library will need to be isolated from the electricity supply. During this time period the building will be without mains electricity and will therefore be closed on Saturday the 12th September AND Sunday 13th September 2015

Library services will be available at the Main library for both these days.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Library & Archives


BioOne (Resolved)

Maintenance activities are planned for BioOne on Tuesday, September 8th. Beginning at 8am, the site will be in read-only mode for up to 12 hours and the following functionality will be temporarily unavailable.

Notifications - no alerts will be sent from the site
eCommerce transactions


Open Access Books: Knowledge Unlatched

The Knowledge Unlatched model depends on many libraries from around the world sharing the payment of a single Title Fee to a publisher, in return for a book being made available Open Access on a Creative Commons copyright licence as a fully downloadable PDF.

The Title Fee represents the basic cost of publishing a book. Because the Title Fee is a fixed amount, as more libraries participate in Knowledge Unlatched, the per-library cost of ‘unlatching’ each title declines.

During the Pilot in 2013, Bangor University Library and Archives Service joined the Knowledge Unlatched scheme, along with more than 200 other libraries, and a collection of 28 front-list titles from 13 recognised scholarly publishers were unlatched and made open access. To see more details of the Knowledge Unlatched open access books available: http://collections.knowledgeunlatched.org/collection-availability-1/, these are all available on the library catalogue: http://bit.ly/1J5ZAhT
By building a sustainable market for Open Access books, readers in all markets, including the world’s poorest, can gain the widest possible access to high-quality scholarship.

From October 2015, the project will be looking for libraries to pledge title fees in order to make a new collection of important monographs available as open access texts http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/2015/06/new-collection/   
If you would like to find out more about this project, or to let us know you support our involvement in this scheme please contact libsupport@bangor.ac.uk