Senior Library Assistant (Slavonic and Linguistics)

University of Cambridge
December 14, 2022
Offerd Salary:£24,285-£27,929
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Senior Library Assistant (Slavonic and Linguistics)

The Modern and Medieval Languages (MMLL) Library and the Collections and Academic Liaison (CAL) Department of the main University Library are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated user-focused person to join our dedicated and friendly teams.

In the MMLL Library, you will be responsible for the Slavonic and Linguistics collections and provide support for these courses within the Faculty. Knowledge of Slavonic languages, particularly Russian, is essential for this post; the Faculty currently teaches courses on Russian, Ukrainian and Polish, as well as the literatures and cultures associated with these languages.

You should have an adaptable approach to customer service and will be expected to contribute to the smooth running of the Library service. Reporting directly to the Research Support Librarian in the MMLL Library, you will be involved in supporting the graduate and research community in the MMLL Faculty.

Additionally in the MMLL Library, you will have a central role in gathering and reporting on library service performance in order to better support and enhance current user experience under the guidance of the Librarian. In particular, we are looking for someone who will be sympathetic towards, and excited about, the possibilities of using ethnographic research techniques as a means of gathering information to enhance the user experience (UX).

You will also spend 20% of your hours supporting the Slavonic team in the main University Library's Collections and Academic Liaison Department in their work to select, order, catalogue, classify, and promote Slavonic-language research material.

To be considered for this role, you must have sound knowledge of Russian and have experience of working in a library or similar environment. You should demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach to delivering library services/customer services. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential and you should enjoy working in small, friendly teams. Excellent IT skills are also essential for this post; an enquiring mind with respect to technical developments will be an advantage.

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 Faculty.

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Matthias Ammon, Research Support Librarian, MMLL Library on or Mel Bach, Head of Collections and Academic Liaison and Slavonic Specialist on

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14 December 2022 with interviews expected to be held on Tuesday 10 January 2023.

Please quote reference VY34186 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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    Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics Library






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    18 November 2022

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    14 December 2022

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