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Assistant Librarian

Ref #: Q4
LV Recruitment 04/04/2021
Location: Oxford Not Disclosed Oxford OX11AA
Salary: 27,9410 - 32,182. £
Type: Permanent
Specialisms: Librarian, Higher Education
Date: 04/04/2021
Assistant Librarian

LV Recruitment are delighted to be supporting with the recruitment of a Qualified Assistant Librarian to be based in Oxford City Centre.

The Assistant Librarian will play a key part in circulation, collection development and reader services. This is a varied and challenging role and will offer opportunities to develop skills in different areas of the profession.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to creating digital resources to support inductions and user education
  • Ensure that Library rules are observed, and the reading room facilities function smoothly
  • Share staffing of the enquiry desk and answering in-person and remote enquiries
  • Lead the Library’s services work to enable inclusive learning and improve access to resources
  • Promote the Library’s services to members via the Library webpages, email, signage and other means as appropriate

Essential Experience & Qualifications:

  • A good first degree and a postgraduate qualification in Library and Information studies/science
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a user-facing role and the ability to liaise effectively with the full range of library users
  • Ability to work well in a small team and to work independently
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A high level of information and computer literacy, including proficiency with library management systems, word processing, spreadsheets and use of online journals and databases
  • Ability to solve problems and take a creative approach to work

Although it is desirable, you do not need to have previous experience within a library. Perhaps you have experience within a customer environment in a similar type of organisation. You will need to enjoy helping and working in a customer focused position.

You will need to have at least a few years of work experience plus your postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Studies/Science to be considered for this role. The experience could have been gained before or after the qualification was achieved.

The role is full time and permanent, with a salary banding of between £27,941 - £32,182

Excellent benefits are on offer, including 38 days holiday, meals on duty, subsidised travel and much more.

Please contact us for more information on the application process and full job description, we can’t wait to hear from you!

LV Recruitment Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. If you do not hear from us within 7 days of applying for this role, please assume you have been unsuccessful in this instance. Your CV will be kept on file and you will be considered for future vacancies that match your skills. By applying, you will register as a candidate with LV Recruitment Ltd.


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