Library Assistant

Posted 6 March by Eclipse Recruitment Easy Apply

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic library assistant to support the provision of library services to meet the teaching, learning and research requirements of the Fashion Retail Academy, located in Central London

Job Title: Library Assistant

Location: Central London W1

Starting salary: £10,522 per annum

Contract hours: 20 hours per week (Mon - Fri 2:30pm - 7:30pm) for 44 weeks per year

You will work as part of a small team to provide front-line library services, working directly with students, academic and administrative staff, and assist with the day-to-day administration of the library.

While enthusiasm for the subject matter is a bonus, commitment to customer service is essential.

The administrative aspects of this role also require attention to detail and a thorough work ethic.

The ideal candidate will have several years of customer service experience, ideally in a library or academic setting.

You will have a flexible and proactive work ethic, and be driven to create the best learning environment possible. Instructional experience and skill are a strong asset.

Knowledge of art and fashion is an asset.

Working hours may vary in accordance with the requirements of your role, staff sickness or leave.

Duties and responsibilities:

Run the circulation desk independently utilizing the existing library management system (issue, return, reserve material and collect fines)

Address routine enquiries, in person, on the phone and via email

Maintain student and staff records in library management system

Prepare formal reports on library goings-on, as necessary

Prepare resource guides and other Reader Advisory material

Monitor student behaviour in library, computer labs and quiet study areas

Aid in the selection of material for acquisition

Maintain the library space through construction of displays, shelf-tidying, and some shelving.

Assist with a rolling programme of library inductions for both staff and students

Run information literacy workshops for students

Promote library materials to staff and students through outreach initiatives

Undertake health and safety duties and responsibilities appropriate to the posts

Commits to the Academy’s Equal Opportunities Policy, together with an understanding of how it operates within the responsibilities of this post.

Previous experience

Customer service experience, preferably in a library setting.

Experience and interest in working in the subject area covered by the Academy

Some knowledge of library workings

Work related skills

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

Presentation skills

Service delivery skills

Ability to work independently

Ability to work under pressure

Good organisation skills

Ability to work effectively as part of a team

General IT skills

Personal skills

Friendly and confident

Professional approach

Flexibility and an ability to adapt to change

Commitment to delivery of a high quality services

Commitment to equal opportunities

Commitment to safeguarding

Enthusiasm for service to users

Required skills

  • Guides
  • Reserve
  • Learning Environment
  • Subject Area
  • Quiet

Reference: 34623051

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