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Assistant Librarian

  • Location:

    East London

  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26458

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £15.98 - £19.42

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

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  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Startdate:


Assistant Librarian

East London

£15.98 - £19.42 per hour D.O.E

ASAP Start

37.5 hours per week

3 Month Temporary Contract


About the company

Our NHS client is looking to recruit an Assistant Librarian to help provide cover and assist with the delivery and development of knowledge and library services to staff and students, and together with other library staff, deliver training and enquiry services to staff across the trust. Together with a site responsibility, this post also has a focus on development, organisation and delivery of library resources for a high performing public library service which is very well regarded within the community.


The post holder might be required to work across the Trust at any time throughout the duration of his/her contract, which may entail travel and working at different hospitals.




·         Contribute to the delivery of library services to Trust staff and students

·         Contribute to the delivery of a high-quality enquiry service, using professional knowledge of appropriate paper, statistical and electronic resources to help users access the evidence required to provide high quality patient care.

·         Undertake searches of the healthcare literature to answer information requests from users

·         Develop training courses and presentations that increase library awareness and train users in the search skills necessary to find relevant, quality information in support of evidence-based patient care and research

·         Deliver training in a range of styles, including one-to-one sessions and group training, which is suitable for a variety of abilities

·         Design and prepare a range of instructional course materials suitable for a varied audience

·         Evaluate user feedback regarding the quality and effectiveness of training delivered to ensure training is responsive to user needs.

·         Support the Library Operations Manager in the stock selection processes, by identifying stock gaps, new editions of core texts and other items for acquisition and withdrawal

·         Responsible for the library resources collection and leading on the acquisitions process, cataloguing and classification of stock, weeding and withdrawal

·         Participate in Library marketing activities internally and externally, for example contributing to planning, creating material, presenting at inductions, manning stands, attending conferences, visiting departments to raise the Library’s profile and publicise services

·         Monitor IT equipment, identify problems and rectify them where possible, or refer them to the IT department if required

·         Provide guidance on the use of MS office applications and e-Learning

·         Participate in the day-to-day management of library processes, including document-delivery, loans, shelving, stocktaking, photocopying and inter-library loans

·         Ensure that copyright, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Trust IT policies, and other areas of legislation impacting on library users are adhered to by both library staff and library users


·         Deputise for the Library Operations Manager in their absence, including representing them at meetings and supervising staff




·         Degree or Postgraduate qualification or equivalent in librarianship or related discipline

·         Previous experience of working within a library environment

·         Experience of cataloguing and classification of library materials

·         Experience of delivering information skills training to groups

·         Healthcare library experience beneficial but not essential

·         Effective teaching, training and presentation skills

·         Understanding of a wide range of information resources (bibliographic databases, e-journals, access management systems etc.)

·         Knowledge of the principles of searching bibliographic databases and information retrieval