Assistant Librarian Grade V

  • Full time, Permanent
  •  46,407 – 55,610 LSIs

Who We Are

Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) is leading on the clinical and operational transformation of acute paediatric healthcare and comprises of the three children’s hospitals at CHI at Crumlin, Dublin 12, CHI at Temple Street, Dublin 1 and CHI at Tallaght, Dublin 24 and the Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centre, CHI at Connolly Hospital, Dublin 15. The new Paediatric and Emergency Care Unit in Tallaght opened in November 2021. The three children’s hospitals and CHI’s Programme Office, CHI Herberton is located in Rialto, Dublin 8 adjacent to the new children’s hospital which is on the campus shared with St. James’s Hospital transitioned from separate, independently governed entities into one new single organisation effective from 1st January 2019 to govern and operate paediatric services in Dublin.

Skills and attributes

  • • Knowledge and experience of core Library standards and practices
  • • Experience with integrated Library Management Systems


Purpose of the Role

The purpose of this post is to assist in the management of key areas of the library service to include library systems and electronic resources. To collaborate with the Head Librarian and Assistant Librarian on projects and day- to- day running of the service.

Essential Criteria:

A primary degree and a recognised post qualification in Library/Information Science

Two years post qualification experience in a health sciences library, special library, or academic library

  • Knowledge and experience of core Library standards and practices (cataloguing, acquisitions, document supply and literature searching)
  • Experience in customising and maintaining electronic resources, link resolver and point of care tools.
  • Experience with integrated Library Management Systems, authentication methods and electronic resources
  • Written and communications skills, interpersonal and team working with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of Library users, staff, students and researchers.
  • Flexibility and the ability to use own initiative and a good level of responsibility to act as sole duty librarian when required
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and make good use of time to work on projects during the course of the year.

How to Apply & Informal Enquiries:

* Please note that you must submit a cover letter with your CV, this forms part of your application and CV’s will not be accepted without a detailed cover letter.

The closing date for submissions of CV’s and cover letter is Friday 30th December 2022 by 5pm. Applications must be completed through the advertised post on by clicking ‘Apply for Job’.

Applications will not be accepted through direct email or any other method.

For informal enquiries for this specialty/department, please contact Suzanne Feeney, Head Librarian. 

For other queries relating to this recruitment process, please contact


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