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Library Assisant
Grade: 3
Salary Range: £18,734-£21,605

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of full-time Library Assistant within Collections and Academic Liaison, part of the Collection Development and Description division of the University Library. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Collection Development and Academic Liaison librarian assisting in the acquisition of English language material in print and electronic format.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE standard or above including English and Maths, and should have previous experience of working in an academic library. The successful candidate should have good communication and IT skills. The ability to work well as part of a team is essential. Experience of acquisitions work using a library management system is very desirable.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by David Lowe, Head of Collections and Academic Liaison, on 01223 333094, e-mail: dkl1000@cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 September

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 20 September

Please quote reference VE09934 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Friday 2 September 2016

 

Deputy Team Leader, Reader Services Desk
Grade: 5
Salary Range: £25,023-£28,982

Do you thrive on contact with a wide range of users, visitors and colleagues, and are you confident to offer first class service and support to academics, students and members of the general public? If so, read on!

We're looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join the University Library as Deputy Team Leader at the Reader Services Desk, which is the main reception point for all readers and visitors to the Library and the Milstein Exhibition Centre. There are 50,000 registered readers and the building receives more than 800 visits per day, and lends some 250,000 items a year. Over 8500 new reader cards are issued per year while 4000 University cards are validated for use.

This focal point for all readers of the University Library offers a first rate service at all times when the building is open, including Saturdays. This is a very busy and highly customer focussed environment, where the ability to work under pressure and remain calm are essential requisites.

With a background in library work and ready to join an established group of colleagues at our Reader Services Desk, you will be well-organised and customer-focused, with great communication skills, and pride yourself on delivering clear, consistent and attentive front of house services to all users. You will enjoy providing guidance and advice to internal and external readers, as well as to colleagues and staff, while supporting, maintaining, improving and promoting our high service standards.

You will be involved in issuing and validating reader cards and managing the borrowing and return of books, making sure items are dealt with according to the rules set by the Library. You will be confident answering a wide range of enquiries in written and electronic form and you will be highly numerate. You will also enjoy being involved in training and supervising staff as well as managing an increasing range of outreach events and user education involvement.
Cambridge University Library is one of the world's great research libraries. The Library is a major scholarly resource, not only for the University's academic community, but also for researchers nationally and internationally. In return for working here you will be able to gain huge job satisfaction by joining a great team in a world class research library and be part of the University of Cambridge.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

For informal enquiries, please contact Rose Giles, rfg29@cam.ac.uk or 01223 333030

The closing date for applications in Friday 9 September

Interviews to be held in the week commencing Monday 19 September

Please quote reference VE09931 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Friday 9 September 2016

 

Deputy Librarian (Academic Services)
Job No: 43612
Grade: 6
Salary Range: £27,328-£32,600

Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Librarian (Academic Services) in the Seeley Historical Library, which is affiliated to Cambridge University Library. The Library supports world-leading teaching institutions and holds extensive print collections, covering History, Latin-American Studies, and Politics and International Studies. It also offers facilities for accessing online subject resources and expert guidance in effective usage of those resources.

This is a newly-created senior role and the successful applicant will work in close co-operation with the Librarian, the Deputy Librarian (Operations), three further full-time colleagues and several termtime-only staff. If appointed, you will be will be particularly responsible to the Seeley Librarian for several areas which are key to the University Library’s ongoing objective of enhancing research, teaching and learning support. Among these are managing relationships with user groups, engaging with colleagues across the library network to exchange ideas and participate in joint initiatives, devising and implementing methods of gathering quantative and qualitative data about library services, playing a key role in implementing change as necessary, offering user-education and skills sessions, promoting services via online and other media as well as helping to maintain frontline operations in a very busy library. You will also manage aspects of the University’s VLE, Moodle. This range of responsibilities requires an ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and solve work-related problems effectively.

To be successful you will be a qualified and motivated information professional, with an awareness of the higher education context affecting library services and developments in the wider profession. You will also have an enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable approach to teamwork and be able to offer friendly and supportive guidance to academic staff, students and visiting scholars. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the ability to interpret and report on complex statistical and qualitative data, developing further IT skills where necessary. Part of the role will be to teach specialist information to undergraduate and graduate groups so relevant subject knowledge at degree level will be essential.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Head of Humanities and Social Sciences Libraries and Seeley Librarian, Dr Linda Washington, on 01223-335337 or at lw213@cam.ac.uk.

For further details and to apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 16 September 2016, at 5pm.

Interviews will be held in either the week beginning 3 October or 10 October, to be confirmed.

Please quote reference VP09980 on your application and in any communication about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Friday 16 September 2016