Library Assistant (Metadata Team)
London Senate House

Job reference: 001409

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 23/06/2019

Salary: Starting from £25,587 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Senate House Library

Sub-Department: Metadata

Hours per week: 35

The University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 18 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.

Senate House Library has outstanding humanities and social science research collections of national importance. As the central library for the University of London, and the home library for the School of Advanced Study, it facilitates and supports research excellence.

The Role

The post holder will have responsibility for cataloguing and classifying material in their designated area(s) as well as liaising with the relevant colleague(s) regarding collection management and in resolving discoverability problems in those areas. 

To be successful in this role you must have experience in cataloguing and classifying as well as good knowledge and understanding of the relevant standards like MARC21, RDA and LCSH. Experience in cataloguing to AACR2 standard would be an advantage. You will also need good interpersonal skills and the ability to perform well in a team and in front of house services. A proactive and methodical approach to work as well as a working knowledge of German are essential to the role.

This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months.

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

Further Information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your completed CV and cover letter (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

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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