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Assistant Librarian, The British Museum

  •  London
  •  £25k-30k
  •  Full time
  •  Closes March 8, 2024
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Job Summary

Assistant Librarian Collection Projects and Resources Full-time Permanent £26,117 per annum Application deadline: 12pm (midday) Friday, 8 March 2024

Job Description

About the role:

The postholder will be responsible for supporting the development of print and digital resources across the Museum's libraries and the delivery of high quality, customer-focussed library and heritage services including user education, cataloguing and appraisal.

Job Requirements

About you:

  • Degree in librarianship or information management that is accredited by CILIP.
  • Experience of working in a large specialist library or heritage research collection
  • Experience of cataloguing to RDA/AACR2 and MARC standards on a major library management system
  • Good customer service skills and experience of enquiry service or service point provision
  • Experience of library user education provision
  • Confident user of ICT
  • Understanding of finance administration
  • Experience of evaluating, selecting, and organising library resources
  • Understanding of the importance of collection documentation and management policies
  • Experience of working in a research-driven specialist or academic library environment
  • Assistant librarian or library assistant
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritize workloads.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible
  • Discretion and integrity

Job Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Maintain the organisation of the library including re-shelving and the location tracking of books, journals, and other library items.
  • Finance administration, including liaising with suppliers, processing purchase orders and invoices, and budget monitoring.
  • Assist with the acquisition, subscription, retention, preservation, and disposal of material.
  • Support the delivery of library projects related to collection development, the Koha library management system, reader services, facilities, and communications.
  • Support the development of user education services including guidance, induction and training on the resources and use of Museum library and digital resources in collaboration with the HR training team.
  • Support the development of volunteer placements and the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers.
  • Undertake any other relevant tasks as required.

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