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Post Ref: SE12/56 LIBRARY ASSISTANT Job Description School/Ri/Directorate Health / University Library : Responsible to: Principal Library Assistants or Support Services Manager (Campus Library) Deputy Health Library Manager (Health Library) Responsible for: N/A Grade: Grade: 3 Hours: Part Time Incremental Scale: Yes Starting Salary: £15,151 pro rata Role Summary: To contribute to the general running of the Library and to work on counters and in support services as required. Main Duties and Responsibilities: Work Processes and results Provide assistance for Library users, answering or referring enquiries as appropriate Undertake all circulation procedures, including loan, return and renewal transactions. Deal with the payment of fines and the handling of cash Order and receipt Library materials and liaises with Library suppliers as necessary Process and catalogue Library material under supervision Assist with re-shelving and moving Library stock as required Undertake administrative work as requested by the line manager Undertake any other reasonable task requested by the line manager Team Work Provide cover for colleagues as and when required to ensure that the opening hours and services of the Library are maintained Communication / Documentation Communicate effectively across a wide range of audiences. Liaise, establish and maintain positive links with external agencies and providers. Personal Development / Performance Demonstrate a commitment to continuing Personal/Professional Development. Ability to observe and define priorities and timetables in the achievement of strategic and operational objectives. Adhere to the University's environmental policy and procedures and seek to promote environmental sustainability within area of responsibility. Equality, Diversity, Health and Safety and Strategy A strong commitment to the principles and practice of equality and diversity Take reasonable care of the Health and Safety of yourself and that of any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work. Co-operate with Keele University in ensuring as far as is necessary, that Statutory Requirements, Codes of Practice, University Policies and School/Departmental health and safety arrangements are complied with. This is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties or a restrictive definition of the post but rather should be read as a guide to the main priorities and typical areas of activity of the post-holder These activities are subject to amendment over time as priorities and requirements evolve and as such it may be amended at any time by the line manager following discussion with the post holder. This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements as stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Borders Agency guidance. For full post details and to apply, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/9l6v48m Closing date for applications: 22nd October 2012 Interviews will be held on: 1st November 2012 Post reference: SE12/56 Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity. Evidence Key Post Ref: SE12/56 A= Application I = Interview R= References LIBRARY ASSISTANT T= Test Person specification Method of P= Method of Presentation Assessment Assessment Criteria Application Application (or a combination) Essential Desirable Headings Interview, Interview, References, References, Test Test Education Minimum of 4 A A / Training GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent) including Maths & English Experience Substantial A Experience of A experience in a working as a customer member of library service staff environment Skills / Working A&I Ability to use A&I Aptitudes/ knowledge of initiative when Competencies internet, email required. and office Ability to work A&I applications. flexibly on tasks Organisational A&I An understanding A&I skills of lending services Good attention A&I and counter to detail routines Ability to work A&I effectively as part of a team. Ability to liaise A&I confidently and effectively with a range of individuals. Customer A&I Focused Ability to be flexible with A&I working hours when required. A&I Willingness to learn and develop Further information for the post of Library Assistant at the Health Library Keele University Library The Library’s mission is to provide effective access to all forms of academic information in support of the University's teaching, learning and research objectives. We operate from two sites, one on the Keele campus and the other in the Clinical Education Centre at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Since 2008, the Library has also been providing services for medical students based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in collaboration with the NHS and Staffordshire University. The Campus Library was built in the early 1960s and also houses many of the University’s IT services. It provides a variety of learning environments for users enabling both individual and group study. It also offers number of bookable group study rooms, private study carrels, IT Labs, a Training room and refreshment area. Wireless networking is available throughout the building. The Health Library was opened in 2004 and exists to serve the information needs of the University’s Health Faculty and Health practitioners in the North Staffordshire area. It is staffed by both University and NHS Library staff. The Library uses the Innovative Library management system, subscribes to a large number of full-text and bibliographic databases online and provides access to over 15,000 electronic journals. We also hold a number of important archives and special collections at the Campus Library. Some Library figures1: Book stock: Approximately c629,000 with c14,000 additions per year Number of e-books c314,000 Number of print and e-journal titles purchased: 15,514 Total number of visits to the libraries each year: c813,000 p.a. (102,000 to the Health Library Loans and renewals: c288,000 p.a. Study places: 997 (817 at the Campus Library & 180 at the Health Library) PC workstations: 343 (258 at the Campus and 85 at the Health Library) Staffing: Campus Library 33.4 FTE, Health Library 8.9 FTE plus 5 NHS staff The vacant post The post holder will be based at the Health Library. Further information about the services it offers is available at: www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/ The post is available at Grade 3 (currently £15,151 p.a. pro rata to £17,329 p.a. pro rata). The normal hours of work are as follows: Monday 7.5 hours (0815-1615 including a 30 minute break) Tuesday 7.5 hours (1400-2200 including a 30 minute break) Wednesday 5 hours (1300-1800) ALTERNATE Saturdays 6.75 hours (0945-1700 including a 30 minute break) Sunday 4.5 hours (1245-1715) A willingness to be flexible with working hours if the needs of the service require is required. . If you require any further information about these posts, please contact Jonathan Hutchins, the Health Library Manager on 01782 679592 We hope to be able to interview for this post during the week beginning 22 October 2012. In the interests of economy, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected for interview. Please assume that if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date for this post that you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for your interest in this post.
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