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Library Assistant

The Education Library Team are passionate about delivering tailored and personalised information services to the Faculty which has a predominately post-graduate student profile, including many part-time and distance students. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated library assistant who has excellent verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to exemplary customer service to join our dedicated and friendly Team.

You will be based at the busy Library Welcome Desk and will assist the Team in delivering a comprehensive range of library services to the Faculty. It is important that you are able to engage with a wide range of people and can empathise with individual reader's information needs. You will assist readers with using electronic information resources as well as create and update content on the Library VLE site (Moodle). The ability to perform routine tasks accurately, such as those associated with acquisitions & bibliographic work, is essential as is the ability to work collaboratively in a team and multi-task in a busy public facing environment.

The successful candidate will be creative, resourceful and have a positive attitude to delivering library services. Some experience of working in an academic library is desirable, but the Education Library Team will provide full training and support for the role. This post provides an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop skills in librarianship and gain experience working in a busy, user-focused academic library.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal inquiries or to arrange a visit to the Education Library please contact the Education Faculty Librarian, Angela Cutts (; 01223 767701)

Start date: Monday 20th November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications should be returned by Friday 27th October 2017

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 13th November 2017

Please quote reference VS13508 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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