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Library Assistant - eBooks (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - University Library

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,600 to £23,487 pro rata
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: VE28461

Applications are invited for the temporary post of Grade 3 Library Assistant (Ebooks) within the busy ebooks@cambridge team based in the Collections and Academic Liaison department of the main University Library.  The successful candidate will provide support in the acquisition of individual ebooks supporting teaching and learning, including the placing of orders and dealing with associated metadata.  They will help with troubleshooting queries and assist with the gathering of usage data.

Working under the supervision of the Ebooks Administrator and the Grade 5 Ebooks Assistant, the role-holder will help the delivery of the ebooks service: 

  • close liaison with college, departmental, and faculty librarians concerning new recommendations;
  • contact with ebook suppliers, including communications about usage data;
  • the logging of information about new titles; and
  • timely response to routine enquiries from users and librarians. 

Applicants should be educated to 'A' level standard, have good IT skill and attention to detail, and have an interest in ebooks. Experience of using Alma is highly desirable. Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team are essential.

Please see the Further Particulars document for further details.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Jayne Kelly, Ebooks Administrator, Collections and Academic Liaison, by e-mail:

The deadline for applications is 24 October 2021.

Interviews to be held on 2 November 2021.

Please quote reference VE28461 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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