Library Assistant - Seeley Library

University of Cambridge
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£21,630-£24,285
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Library Assistant - Seeley Library

The Seeley Library is seeking to appoint an engaging and helpful team member to support our busy and friendly library. This role is well suited to people who enjoy working with others and helping staff and students to navigate library spaces.

You will work as part of a team of library professionals supporting a mixture of disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Politics & International Studies, Sociology, Land Economy and Latin American Studies). Daily duties include staffing the library desk and being the first person that many new and regular readers will meet. You will receive full training on how the library operates and be able to show readers how to navigate the collections, use our facilities and access the Seeley's material. Your customer service skills will help continue the Seeley's professional persona and enable you to engage with different library functions, such as the recalls system and scan & deliver service. You will be able to work under pressure and also help others who are working to meet their own deadlines.

Our Library Assistant has duties which allow them to work away from the library and occasionally from home. This includes checking reading lists and preparing material for our virtual learning environment (Moodle). This role sits within a supportive team and will depend on your ability to work flexibly in order to meet group targets as well as your own. You will be required to join the effort to catalogue new books as well as identify material which the library should consider purchasing. Cataloguing training will be offered to ensure that you can confidently create and merge records independently. You will also be involved in helping to manage the collection and ensure material is regularly weeded and adjusted.

The working pattern is Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 5:15 pm throughout the year. We welcome applicants who would like to apply for this role as part of a job share.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal enquiries please contact Paul Cooke, Academic Services Librarian (Historical and Political Sciences) at [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 04th December 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 12th December 2022.

Please quote reference VP34080 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Seeley Library






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    21 November 2022

    Closing date

    4 December 2022

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