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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
                          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:

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
                                          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
                   including Maths
                   & English
 Experience       Substantial                A              Experience of                  A
                   experience in a                            working as a
                   customer                                   member of library
                   service                                    staff
   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
                  Customer                  A&I
                  Ability to be
                   flexible with             A&I
                   working hours
                   when required.
                  Willingness to
                   learn and
         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

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:

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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