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Part Time Library Assistant

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26359

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £12.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

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  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Startdate:


Part Time Library Assistant


£12.50 per hour

Monday to Thursday

4pm – 8pm (16 hours a week)

ASAP Start until 11th August 2022


About the company

A London based, higher education client has a requirement for a Part Time Library Assistant to help facilitate and

maintain consistent high standards to all students and faculty. All library users must be able to automatically rely

upon the service as a source of help and guidance, this should never be in any doubt, and the Library Assistant role

holder plays a key part in this.


What you’ll be doing

·         Assisting students and faculty with literature searches using online and printed resources,

responding to queries received in-person, via email and phone, which may involve 1-1 sessions.

·         Work to ensure copyright compliance in all library activities where this has a direct impact.

·         Perform Blackboard maintenance and optimisation (central to all BU London courses) such as the

resolution of access problems, adding materials/users, responding to related queries.

·         Senior presence in the library during evenings, and at other times as necessary.

·         Prime responsibility for closing the building in the evening and ensuring it is secure when leaving.

·         Providing support to other London colleagues, such as Academic and Student Affairs

·         Cataloguing new acquisitions

·         Providing basic maintenance of the Library’s PCs, photocopiers and printers, and ensuring

adequate supplies of toner and paper.

·         Shelving and tidying of material on open-access and keeping the library neat, tidy

and well-ordered at all times.

·         Other duties and tasks as may be assigned by the Librarian.


Why you’ll be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

·         Educated to bachelor’s degree level.

·         Flexible approach to the role and ability to work evenings.

·         Experience of front-line library services, working with a wide range of service users.

·         Working knowledge of UK copyright and responsible use of third-party materials: rights

owners’ expectations and end-user responsibilities.

·         Experience of working with Library Management Systems (Alma)

·         Ability to plan, manage workloads, organise and work with minimal supervision.

·         Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

Empathetic approach to students, and ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with key stake holders in the library such as Faculty members, and all London colleagues.

·         Experience of using educational technology such as Blackboard