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Library Assistant - eBooks -Temporary Cover, Part Time

University of Cambridge - University Library

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £23,144 to £25,742 pa, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: VE41923

Applications are invited for the temporary 0.4 FTE 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 work alongside the Grade 3 Library Assistant for whom this is part-time backfill cover to provide support in the acquisition of individual ebooks supporting teaching and learning, including the placing of orders and dealing with associated metadata, helping with troubleshooting queries and assisting with the gathering of usage data.

Working under the supervision of the Ebook Collections Manager and the Grade 5 Ebooks Assistant, the combined post of this and the other Grade 3 Library Assistant will see you helping with the delivery of the ebooks service through: 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. 

You will have good IT skills 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.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term until 31 March 2025 or the return of the post holder, whichever is earlier.

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 for which permission should be sought from their line manager.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for 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 department.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click the 'Apply' button above.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Jayne Kelly, Ebook Collections Manager, Collections and Academic Liaison, by e-mail: jeh44@cam.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 23 June 2024 with interviews to be held in the week commencing 1 July.

Please quote reference VE41923 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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