Senior Library Assistant, Acquisitions and E-Resources (CC11533)

University of Bath
April 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,144
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Part time
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Job title Senior Library Assistant, Acquisitions and E-Resources

Department Library

Salary Starting from £23,144, rising to £24,533

Grade Grade 4

Contract Type Part Time, Open Ended

Placed on Monday 18 March 2024

Closing date Monday 08 April 2024

Interview date Thursday 18 April 2024

Reference CC11533

Special Conditions Please see job description for all special conditions.


We are looking for a part-time Senior Library Assistant to join our busy Acquisitions and E-Resources teams!

Are you ready for the challenge of obtaining and managing electronic and physical resources from a range of suppliers, for the benefit of our university community? You will help build the library's growing collection of over 765,000 resources: books, journals (in electronic and print formats) and database subscriptions. We'll give you support to develop your skills in a friendly working environment with great colleagues.

About the role

This Senior Library Assistant role within the Acquisitions and E-Resources team is a varied one, working within the teams to achieve the smooth and efficient provision of library resources. You will be involved with searching and ordering items, invoicing and processing resources for end use. You will also be troubleshooting access issues, collecting data to inform purchasing decisions, using relationship management skills when dealing with suppliers and internal stakeholders, and you will be integral in the acquisition of reading list material, working with the Library's Reading List system.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to work in an involved library role on a substantive part-time basis.

You will be a reliable and committed team worker, ideally experienced in library work. You will have:

  • a combination of technical expertise and communication skills
  • the proven ability to work in a team
  • a strong customer care ethos
  • attention to fine detail
  • have excellent IT skills
  • An understanding of the fast-changing electronic and print books and periodicals markets, and /or experience of the Alma library system, including the related Marketplace Rialto and reading list component, Leganto, would be advantageous.

    We understand the importance of continued professional development for all Library staff, and you will benefit from the programme of local opportunities we provide, and our support for your involvement in appropriate external activities.

    Further information

    The Technical Services department of the Library comprises Acquisitions, Copy and Print, Reading Lists, Document Delivery, E-Resources (journals and databases), and Periodicals (print journals). Within Technical Services, there are a combination of user-facing and behind-the-scenes roles and key contacts are the academic facing library teams, teaching and research staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students, and suppliers and publishers.

    This is a part-time, permanent position, working 29.2 hours per week (4 days).

    For more information and informal conversation please contact Zoe Hurley (Bibliographic Services Librarian) [email protected] or Steve Alston (Serials Librarian) [email protected].

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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