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Closing date: 
Monday, 8 July, 2019

The Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) Library and the Collections and Academic Liaison Department of the main University Library are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated user-focused person to join our dedicated and friendly teams.

In the MML Library, you will be responsible for the Slavonic and Linguistics collections and provide support for these courses within the Faculty. Knowledge of Slavonic languages, particularly Russian, is essential for this post; the Faculty currently teaches courses on Russian, Ukrainian and Polish, as well as the literatures and cultures associated with these languages.

You should have an adaptable approach to customer service and will be expected to contribute to the smooth running of the Library service. Reporting directly to the Research Support Librarian in the MML Library, you will be involved in supporting the graduate and research community in the MML Faculty.

Additionally in the MML Library, you will have a central role in gathering and reporting on library service performance in order to better support and enhance current user experience. In particular, we are looking for someone who will be sympathetic towards, and excited about, the possibilities of using ethnographic research techniques as a means of gathering information to enhance the user experience (UX).

You will also support the Slavonic team in the main University Library's Collections and Academic Liaison Department in their work to select, order, catalogue, classify, and promote Slavonic-language research material.

To be considered for this role, you must have sound knowledge of Russian and have experience of working in a library or similar environment. You should demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach to delivering library services/customer services. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential and you should enjoy working in small, friendly teams. Excellent IT skills are also essential for this post; an enquiring mind with respect to technical developments will be an advantage.

To apply for this vacancy, 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 log in to create an online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Matthias Ammon, Research Support Librarian, MML Library on or Mel Bach, Head of Collections and Academic Liaison and Slavonic Specialist,

The closing date for applications is 8th July 2019.

Interviews for this position will take place on 24th July 2019.

Please quote reference VY19463 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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