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Library Assistant

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Recruitment

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Contact:

    Jayne Winch

  • Contact email:

    jayne.winch@cbresourcing.com

  • Job ref:

    3-00063

  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Startdate:

    23rd September

  • Consultant:

    Jayne Winch

A university library has a temporary vacancy for a Library Assistant starting on 23rd September and continuing until the end of October. With a focus on collections, you will be assisting with the efficient and timely operation of the acquisitions and subscriptions processes.

Specifics include:

  • Using the Library Management system to place and record orders, receipts and invoices
  • Providing assistance to the Document Delivery Team in regard to processing loan requests and answering enquiries
  • Working with the Subscriptions Manager to ensure journals and electronic resources are managed effectively
  • Collating and organising usage data
  • Administering purchase, renewal and cancellation of subscriptions and books in liaison with relevant teams
  • Liaising with academic staff and programme administrators to support and maintain reading lists
  • Working with other service teams to ensure that student enquiries are promptly and accurately resolved
  • Assisting with a weeding / auditing project (there will be a significant amount of manual handling for this aspect of the role)


To be considered for this position candidates will need to have had experience of working in a library within higher education and, in particular, working with Talis Reading Lists, Moodle and purchasing via online systems.