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Further Information for Candidates
Post : Senior Librarian, Adult and Community Services
Location : Flitwick Library
Salary : Scale SO2 Points 34-36 £27,594 - £28,919 per annum
Closing Date for Applications : Monday 19th May 2008
Interview Date : Tuesday 10th June 2008
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Librarian with excellent communication skills you will be a
senior member of the Adult and Community Services Team, responsible for developing, delivering, and
promoting a range of reading development and lending services for adults.
You will work with the community to encourage use of library services, as well as providing support and training
for library staff in delivering these services. You will participate in adult lending stock selection, management
and promotion and in delivering a front-line enquiry service.
As well as contributing to the Virtual Library, you will have the opportunity to lead on various county wide
projects and initiatives for the team and contribute to the success of the service.
37 hours per week including alternate Saturdays
For an application form and further details you can either:
- visit www.bedfordshire.gov.uk and click on Career Opportunities, or
- send a large self-addressed envelope (no stamp required) to Sue Harling, Administrative Officer, North
Operations Unit, Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG, quoting the post reference number
If you would like to know more about Bedfordshire Libraries,
please visit our Virtual Library
at www.bedfordshire.gov.uk and click on “Libraries”.
We are looking for candidates who possess the following qualities:
Education Ability to develop and deliver effective training
Qualified librarian Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks, organise and
IT skills or qualification to ECDL standard or prioritise work and meet deadlines
equivalent. Clear, analytical mind
Work experience Motivation
Experience of working in libraries Committed to the successful development of the
Experience of working directly with customers in front library service.
line service Ability to effectively and enthusiastically promote the
Experience of enquiry work service
Recent experience of using IT on a regular basis Demonstrates a positive and flexible approach to the
Experience of delivering effective promotional job.
activities Self motivated and able to work effectively without
Experience of selecting, managing and promoting constant supervision
library stock Commitment to equality and ability to work with all
Skills ages and communities
Knowledge and understanding of public library Physical
services Good general health
Ability to deliver a high level of customer service Ability to lift and carry collections of books and other
Ability to manage and deliver projects on a materials with appropriate aids.
countywide basis Ability to work on a PC with appropriate training and
Knowledge and understanding of IT as related to adaptations if necessary.
Ability to manage, motivate and develop staff Ability to work with other staff and managers to
achieve agreed objectives.
Ability to operate as part of a team and work
closely with other teams
Willing to work flexible hours when required and to
work a rota system.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and
influencing skills, in both written and spoken English
Desirable Attributes :
Chartered Librarian. Knowledge of current developments in public libraries
Management or supervisory training and relevant legislation.
Experience of working with outside groups and Knowledge and understanding of adult lending services
agencies Demonstrates drive and initiative
Experience of delivering training. Current driving licence.
Evidence of successful project management Car owner.