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Library Assistants - North West

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Library Assistants - North West

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    DR - LA - NWUK

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £12.00 - £14.00

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

  • Contact email:

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    Temporary - 1 month to 3 months

  • Startdate:


Library Assistants

North West

£12.00 - £14.00 per hour

Temporary Contracts

About the company

Sue Hill Recruitment have recently been instructed on a number of Library Assistant roles with clients across the North West of the UK, ranging from 3 month to 6 month contracts. These roles will assist in the provision of a high-quality, customer-focused library service to all Library users. Clients range from academic institutions, public library’s to charities and museums.

What you will be doing

  • Carrying out a range of general library duties including meeting and greeting customers; issuing, discharging and renewing items; taking monies as required; enrolling new members; shelving returned items; shelf tidying; answering general enquiries; and administrative work including data inputting

  • Carrying out routine stock processing, repairs and withdrawals

  • Answering routine enquiries (in person, by email and telephone) as required, referring on to more senior staff as appropriate

  • Assisting with the development and delivery of programmes and events for adults, children and families, both in the library and elsewhere

  • Assisting with the promotion of stock and services via effective stock, leaflet and poster displays

  • Maintain the library as a tidy, safe, attractive and welcoming environment

  • Assist students and staff with basic IT tasks

  • Process new stock to include labelling, stamping and covering items

  • Providing staffing cover to other libraries within the local area as required

  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested appropriate to the grade

Who you will be:

  • Previous experience of work in a library is essential

  • Polite, friendly, reliable, confident and outgoing

  • Have demonstrable understanding of equality of opportunity and how to apply this in relation to the duties of the post

  • Excellent proven communication skills, both written and oral

  • Have well-developed literacy and numeracy skills

  • Be able to use IT confidently and effectively