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Systems and Services Librarian

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Systems and Services Librarian

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26497

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

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Systems and Services Librarian




35 hours per week including one evening shift a week during legal terms. S0me Saturday working may be required so flexibility is key


About the company

Our client is one of 4 historic societies that educate and train barristers in England and Wales. They are looking for an enthusiastic team player to take overall responsibility for cataloguing and for system administration of the library management system. You will also provide an enquiry service, deliver legal research training, maintain the Library's Intranet and webpages, and co-ordinate its social media output.





       To catalogue books and other materials using the SirsiDynix LMS

       To have overall responsibility for the cataloguing workflow, allocating work to other staff and maintaining cataloguing standards

       To train all staff as required in cataloguing, following AACR2, MARC and the Library’s own internal policies and practice

       To have overall responsibility for the Library’s special collections and rare books, including cataloguing (which may be delegated) and issues of conservation, storage and location

System administration

       To be the Library’s system administrator, maintaining the SirsiDynix LMS as a database and a public-facing catalogue

       To deal with all issues relating to technical support, upgrades and customisation of the LMS

       To liaise as necessary with contacts at SirsiDynix and with the Inn’s IT Manager and IT support service

Enquiry service

       To provide a professional research and enquiry service for barristers and students using hardcopy and online resources

       To work at the Library enquiry desk either on a rota basis or to provide cover as required

       To answer enquiries relating to manuscripts, rare books and special collections

       To assist the Archivist as required with historical enquiries using published sources

       To train and supervise junior staff in relation to enquiries and research as needed

Training, presentations and events

       To deliver legal research training either to groups or one-to-one

       To take part in Library presentations, tours and inductions

       To support events such as Student Introductory Evening or fresher’s fairs at the law schools

       To support in-house training for junior staff as required, including presentations on library-related topics

Intranet, website and social media

       To ensure the Library Intranet is up to date and functional, and from time to time to review its content or format and suggest changes or improvements

       To ensure the Library webpages are up to date, and from time to time to review them and suggest changes or improvements

       To co-ordinate Library social media content, including some generation of original content, and to supervise junior staff in relation to this

       To liaise as necessary with the Digital Marketing team in relation to the clients website and the social media channels


Qualifications and Experience

       A degree and a qualification in library or information studies

       Previous experience of working as a law librarian beneficial

       Experience of cataloguing using AACR2 and MARC

       Experience of system administration using SirsiDynix or a comparable LMS

       Experience of delivering legal research training and/or other kinds of training or presentations

       Experience of training and supervising staff is highly desirable

       Capable of public speaking, with good written skills and the ability to converse with a range of people at all levels

       Excellent IT skills, preferably including Excel, PowerPoint, web/Intranet technologies, library management systems

       Organisational skills and preferably experience of project work