Assistant Librarian – Grade VI // Limerick Institute of Technology

This post will be primarily based at the location specified above, but from time to time and at the discretion of the Institute, hours of work may be allocated at any of the LIT campuses.

The successful candidate’s duties will include the following:
▪ To assist in the managing of the day-to-day operation of the library and its staff, under the guidance of the Institute Librarian.
▪ To assist in implementing Institute policy rules and regulations to facilitate the appropriate and efficient use of library resources.
▪ To assist in the development and implementation of new educational products.
▪ To assist in research, development and introduction of new resources and services.
▪ Collaboration with academic departments on online delivery and digital services provision.
Collaboration with research offices and academic staff on scholarly communication support and the management of research outputs.
▪ To assist in the procurement, acquisition, financial control of new resources and assets.
▪ To assist in the supervision of staff involved in acquisitions, financial control and financial management of resources and assets.
▪ To assist in the supervision of staff involved in cataloguing, serials, interlibrary loans, desk duties, rostering and other functions within the library.
▪ To assist in all administration procedures of the libraries and the staff.
▪ To assist with maintaining and developing the Library’s online resources, library collections and other resources.
▪ To assist in identifying, disseminating, and marketing information concerning the availability of materials in subject fields relevant to the research and teaching of the Institute.
▪ To assist in organizing/promoting and participation in both internal and external user education programmes.
▪ To assist in the preparation of library guides and online information literacy tutorials as appropriate.
▪ To assist in organising library materials in respect of cataloguing and classification.
▪ To assist and participate in the delivery of an information enquiry service to the Institute community and regional interests.
▪ To assist in developing and monitoring services for students with special needs
▪ To assist in identifying and where appropriate, be responsible for staff training needs and staff development.
▪ To assist in the planning for future needs and developments.
• To assist in/participate in all committees/groups on which the appointee is a member or is assigned.
▪ To prepare and assist in the preparation of such reports as are required from time to time.
▪ To assist in carrying out user surveys.
▪ To assist in handling special cases at the Circulation Desk.
▪ A willingness to challenge conventional thinking, and an ability to bring to bear fresh perspectives and to re-think traditional library services.
▪ Availability to work scheduled evenings and Saturdays as required during Term.
▪ Provide supervision and support in Clonmel Library as required.
▪ To undertake any other duties as defined by the Institute Librarian or their nominee from time to time.

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The closing date for this position is Tuesday 21 September at 12 noon

Limerick Institute of Technology

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