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Senior Library Assistant [Temporary Cover]

The Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) Library is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our dedicated and professional Library team for a fixed term. You will be responsible for the French and Italian collections in the Library and you will liaise with the relevant academic departments to provide support for the teaching courses run by the Faculty. Knowledge of French and/or Italian is essential for this post, and you should be familiar with the cultures associated with these languages.

You will be expected to contribute to the smooth running of the Library service which will include time spent engaging directly with the students on the enquiry desk. Reporting directly to the Teaching and Learning Support Librarian in the MML Library, you will be involved in supporting the undergraduate and MPhil community in the Faculty, and in particular you will work on adding value to the reading lists through using Moodle, the University's VLE.

To be considered for this role, you should demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach to delivering a user-focused service, with a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential and you should enjoy working in a small, friendly team. Excellent IT skills are also essential for this post; an enquiring mind with respect to technical developments will be an advantage.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Helene Fernandes Teaching and Learning Support Librarian at the MML Library.

The closing date for applications is 23rd October 2017

Interviews for this position are expected to take place on Tuesday 31st October 2017. It is hoped that the successful candidate would be able to start working in the MML Library as soon as possible, and ideally by December 1 2017.

Please quote reference VY13534 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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