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Senior Library Assistant

  • Location:

    Manor Park

  • Sector:

    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 25823

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £13.33 - 13.33 per hour

  • Contact:


  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Startdate:


Senior Library Assistant

East London

£13.33 per hour

Monday to Friday

8.00am – 4.00pm

September Start

About the company

We are presently recruiting for a Senior Library Assistant for our Education client in East London. This position will

initially be a 3-month contract but has no guarantees of extension. The Senior Library Assistant would be

expected to communicate and advise the students and staffs on books and have experience of working within an

educational environment with good knowledge and experience in Library MIS systems.

What you’ll be doing


  • To operate the lending systems using the online library management system (Oliver) with fingerprint recognition and RFID security
  • To maintain the library as a tidy, safe, attractive and welcoming environment, shelving stock on a daily basis
  • To ensure that resources are shelved correctly
  • To ensure that student computer workstations are in good working order and report any faults to RM support
  • To maintain the stock in good condition, carrying out repairs when viable and referring others to the librarian for withdrawal
  • To process new stock to include labelling, stamping and covering items
  • To supervise library users, enforce the school and library code of conduct and deal with misbehaviour or overcrowding when necessary
  • To assist with creating displays in the library
  • To create, manage and carry out routines for sending out overdue reminders, writing letters home and calling upon the Year teams for support with persistent non-returns
  • To create, manage and maintain a system to monitor the magazine and newspaper collections, recording items received, chasing any that do not arrive and alerting the librarian when subscriptions require renewal.
  • To monitor and maintain the stationery supplies, preparing requisitions to ensure adequate stocks are available
  • To support author visits and other library events such as World Book Day, contributing ideas, helping to look after guests, supervise students and other tasks necessary to ensure the smooth running and maximum impact of events
  • To be the lead contact for “Duty Calls” including sending reminders to duty staff, obtaining help when it is requested and archiving daily records of duty call activities
  • To deputise for the librarian in her absence

Why you’ll be hired

To be considered for this role you will require

  • Previous experience or working within an educational environment
  • Degree qualified advantageous
  • Previous experience of working in a library
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues at all levels
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with one or more electronic library resources
  • Readiness to acquire new skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise own work and work with others
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team and able to work towards common goals
  • Methodical and accurate approach to work
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds

Why you should apply

This is a great opportunity to put your Academic library environment experience to the test in a fantastic and collaborative environment

If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 020 7378 5468 or  020 7378 5459 on  or Daniel.

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