Academic Collections Assistant

GSM London

Based at our Greenford Campus

About GSM London

GSM London is an independent higher education provider that has been delivering degree-level education for over 40 years. We have campuses in Greenwich and Greenford and a study centre at London Bridge. Our partnership with Plymouth University means that our students receive a final qualification/degree awarded by one of the UK’s top modern universities. GSM London is genuinely inclusive, helping our diverse student body realise their aspirations whatever their situation or background. We encourage them to have bold dreams and we focus on employability from day one. We currently have around 7,000 students studying for a range of business-related degrees.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Academic Collections Assistant to join our growing organisation. Within this role you will support the effective delivery of Library & Learning Resources within GSM London; which include both physical and online resources. Reporting to the Collection Development Librarian you will assist in the provision of library services to support teaching, learning and research, including collection development and academic liaison, to insure that appropriate information resources and effective information skills are delivered. In addition, you will assist in the administration of inter-library loan and digitisation services and work closely with other Library & Learning Resources staff, the academic faculty, other professional departments and students to ensure that services meet the needs of students and staff and are aligned across the college.

What we’re looking for

To be successful, you will need to be degree qualified and demonstrate experience in a related role within an academic or specialised library service. You will possess superior customer service and communication skills, initiative and have the ability to be planned and organised in a busy environment.  In addition you will be proficient in the use of library management systems and MS office applications. Your experience in selection and acquisition of stock, processing of new materials, catalogue maintenance and user education will be highly regarded.

Please note: This role may require occasional flexibility in working hours in order to deliver information skills workshops, or during peak times and times of need in order to support the opening hours of our Library Services which operate from 8.30 am – 9.00 pm Monday to Friday and on occasional weekends.

How to apply

To express your interest in this position view the Job description below and submit your completed application form  (link below) via email to recruitment@gsmlondon.ac.uk quoting your Name followed by Academic Collections Assistant in the subject line.

GSM London are committed to promoting equal opportunities to people regardless of age, gender, religion, belief, race, sexuality or disability. We operate as an employment agency and employment business. Please note you must have the Right to Work in the UK (without Employer sponsorship) to be considered for this role.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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