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Library Assistant (Fixed Term)

The Arts & Humanities Libraries wish to recruit a Library Assistant to help with providing a friendly, accessible service to users across three library spaces and contributing to the work of these library teams. With a base in the English Faculty Library, this Library Assistant will also work at the Casimir Lewy Library (Philosophy), as well as the Divinity Faculty Library.

A key responsibility of the role holder is to staff the Issue Desk, and to provide reader services support. While on duty they deal with circulation transactions as required, and offer appropriate support to new users of the Libraries.

There are specific responsibilities in each Library which may be achieved by remote working online at another library/workplace or require the role holder to be physically present in that particular Library. These duties may vary depending on the library team, but tasks will include ordering, receipting and cataloguing material, and adding information to the VLE (Moodle). Communications and marketing of library services and resources are additional areas of work. Further duties may include other routine library work.

The role holder will have a helpful and supportive attitude and be a good team worker with excellent communication, organisational and IT skills.

The Library environment has extensive learning and development opportunities and it is expected that the role holder will display a keen interest in learning.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 20 months in the first instance.

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 Helen Murphy at the Faculty of English,

Closing date for applications is Thursday 19th July 2018.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 30th July 2018.

Start date: Monday 3rd September 2018, or as soon as possible afterwards.

Please quote reference VE15998 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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