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​Librarian (Temporary Cataloguer)

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    Knowledge & Information Management

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    Mark Leigh

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    8 - 12 weeks

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Librarian (Temporary Cataloguer)


8 – 12 weeks

£13.74 - £16.48 per hour depending on experience

35 hours per week (4 days on site / 1 day home)

Start: 27th June 2022

Sue Hill Recruitment is excited to be working with this world leading, independent policy institute based in London. As a global think tank, their mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

The Library and Information Service holds an internationally important collection and archive, which draws scholars from around the world. Following the departure of a member of the library team, they are now looking for a librarian to focus on clearing a cataloguing backlog and providing cover for the Enquiry Desk.

The library is staffed by a team of three professional librarians, with the emphasis on teamwork and delivering an accessible and user-friendly service. They make heavy use of automation to improve efficiency and the library catalogue now acts as the repository for the Institute’s output, with the library being included as part of the Publications Team’s workflow.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Cataloguing and classification

  • Subject Indexing and Classification

  • General reference and research information work

  • Share of general library administration

  • Checking budget lines for books, refunds and inter-library loans

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional qualification in librarianship or extensive relevant experience

  • Knowledge of cataloguing and classification

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, approachable and a good communicator

  • A strong dedication to the highest standards of service provision

  • Experience of answering research enquiries using online and hard-copy sources

  • Experience in a research or academic library or similar working environment advantageous

  • Experience of purchasing, processing and ordering material beneficial

  • An interest in and/or knowledge of international relations

  • Familiarity with copyright law beneficial but not essential

  • Experience of Soutron or other Library Management System