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Library & Legal Research Assistant

Posted 6 February by CB Resourcing Ltd Easy Apply Ended

A prestigious and unique law library situated in Northern Ireland has a new opportunity for a Library & Legal Research Assistant. This role will ideally commence in early April and is a fixed term contract for two years. Working as part of the Library & Information Services team, the successful candidate will support users of the library and ensure that a professional and first class front line service is delivered to meet the very specific and specialist information needs of its members. Responsibilities include:

·assisting with legal research enquiries in accordance with the library's procedures in an efficient and accurate manner using hard copy and online resources
·collating and indexing legal material
·procuring and processing material
·administering the members' subscription service
·administering the current awareness service
·data entry onto the library database and website
·actively promoting all aspects of the library service to the membership ensuring they're kept informed of services available and how these may benefit them
·keeping abreast of topical legislation and justice developments
·obtaining materials from external sources as required and complying with copyright restrictions
·accurately updating looseleaf volumes
·repairing books and organising binding/rebinding of the collection as required, ensuring high quality material
·providing a welcoming reception service to members and other visitors

In order to be considered for this role applicants will need:

·a minimum of 1 year's experience of working in a specialist library or information service (experience of working within a law library and having an understanding of legal process and legal materials would be advantageous)
·exacting attention to detail
·the ability to extract key information needed to progress legal research enquiries
·excellent customer service skills
·proven analytical skills
·the ability to demonstrate an orderly and disciplined approach to the presentation of information
·tact and diplomacy and be able to perform well under pressure
·a minimum of 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above
·GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
·thorough working knowledge of MS Office applications, online databases and internet research

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to support business needs.

CB Resourcing operates as both an employment agency and an employment business. Applicants will need to be able to provide us withproof of their eligibility to work in the UK upon request.

Required skills

  • Customer Services
  • Information Management
  • Legal Research
  • Library Management
  • Library Research

Reference: 34411789

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