Access Librarian

Job Reference : 00857
Closing Date : 01/10/2017
Salary : £34,030 per annum
Employment Type : Open ended
Department : School of Advanced Study
Division : Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) - non academic
Hours Per week : 35

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library has a central role in legal research provision in the UK and houses collections of national and international importance. The Library serves academic and professional lawyers and postgraduate law students in London, the UK and internationally.

The Role

A dynamic Access Librarian is required to manage and participate in the popular library training programmes and reference enquiry service. This post also offers the exciting opportunity to promote the use of the library by academic researchers throughout the UK via the full range of outreach activities, and to supervise and participate in the creation of web-based research guides and legal research training tutorials.

The post is based within the Academic Services department. This friendly team is dedicated to supporting and promoting use of the legal research facilities of the Institute Library.

Applicants should be of graduate calibre with a library/information qualification or equivalent experience. They should have at least two years’ experience working in an academic or law library and reference work experience with law resources.

The successful candidate will have proven skills in organising and delivering training and be an effective team worker. A proven ability to deliver customer-focused services is essential.

Experience of outreach work via presentations and engagement with users on social media, and experience of creating content for databases and using web-authoring software are desirable. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages would be an advantage.

Further information

This open-ended post is full-time and will start as soon as possible. Please download the Recruitment Pack to view the job description and further information.

To apply for this opportunity please submit your CV and cover letter by Sunday, 1 October 2017. Your cover letter and CV should clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing Monday, 16 October 2017.

The University offers membership of the Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (USS).

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