Research Services Library Assistant (2 Posts)

University of Sheffield - The University Library

Contract Type:

Fixed-term until 30 March 2018

Working Pattern:

Part-time 20 hours per week


Professional Services 


The University is proud of its University Library, which has a strong reputation for delivering an outstanding student learning experience, combined with an innovative approach to service delivery, and the rich resources of one of the UK’s leading research libraries.

Our Library staff play a major role in delivering a world-class study environment for University students, staff, and the general public. We aim to deliver a consistently high standard of services across our 5 Library sites: the Western Bank Library, the Diamond, the Information Commons and the two sites of the Health Sciences Library.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Library's Research Support Unit at the University of Sheffield as we are seeking to recruit two part-time Research Services Assistants. You will join a high performing team supporting researchers to engage with and benefit from developments in scholarly communications. You will contribute to making the University's research outputs openly available, providing responsive enquiry services on the processes, tools and requirements that underpin our commitment to open research.

We are looking for individuals with an interest in developments in scholarly communication and a commitment to providing high quality services to researchers. You will enjoy being part of a busy team, must be able to work accurately and meticulously and will be able to adapt rapidly to new tasks and working practices in response to the dynamic nature of the research support landscape. 

To apply, please complete the following online sections: Personal Data, Further Information (including a maximum 300 word answer to the question “In your opinion, what steps could staff in the Research Services Unit take to promote the benefits of making research outputs freely available?” and an Application Statement highlighting why you feel you are suited to the post. It is not necessary to complete the following sections: Education and Training and Employment and Work Experience.

You should also provide a CV of no more than 2 sides which should be uploaded as an attachment.

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