IALS Graduate Trainee Library Assistant
London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)

Job reference: 01244

Location: London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)

Closing date: 31/01/2019

Salary: £20,668 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) - non academic

Hours per week: 35

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS)

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) is a postgraduate research institute with a core of over 130 researchers, research students and legal information professionals, but which draws its primary membership from academic researchers and postgraduate research students from other institutions throughout the UK, and which also provides services to researchers in the wider legal community.

The Library is a national and international resource for legal research and has over 310,000 volumes the majority of which are housed at the Institute site on Russell Square in Bloomsbury.

The Role

The post is a one-year fixed term training post designed for graduates carrying out a year of work experience and training prior to attending library school. The trainee is based in the Information Resources section, but works across all library teams. This enables them to gain specific sectional experience and skills as well as developing an overall understanding of the links between the different sections and how the library fits together as a whole. The trainee is entirely integrated into the smooth running of the Library. They provide essential clerical support in the Information Resources and Academic Services sections as well as working on our busy Issue & Enquiry Desk. An extensive staff development programme is detailed elsewhere and monitoring and feedback from that programme takes place.

This post is for a one-year fixed term contract. The training post is designed for graduates carrying out a year of work experience and training prior to attending library school. 

For further information regarding this role, please refer to the Job Description below. 

Further Information

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter (amalgamated in one document) by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page before the closing date of midnight on 31st January 2019.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 18th February 2019 and applicants are recommended to ensure their availability.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

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