Post Title: Assistant Librarian, Manuscripts, Collen Archive
Post Status: One year contract Full Time
Department/Faculty: Manuscripts & Archives Research Library, Trinity College Library
Location: Main Campus
Salary: This appointment will be made on the Assistant Librarian Grade II salary scale at a point in line with current pay policy
Closing Date: 12 Noon on 21st May 2014

Post Summary

Trinity College Library has the largest collection in Ireland with over six million printed volumes with extensive collections of journals, more than half a million maps and very large collections of manuscripts reflecting over four hundred years of academic development. More recently, it has established a collection of over 80,000 electronic journals and over 350,000 electronic books. It has been a legal deposit library for Ireland and the United Kingdom since 1801. The Library continues to add to its collections through purchases, private donations, acquisitions and as a library of legal deposit.

The Library’s research resources include internationally significant holdings in manuscripts, early printed material, including music and more than half a million maps. Its collections and services support the College’s research and teaching community of 17,000 students and academic staff.

General overview of the Collen Collection
The Collen Archive dates from 1876-1990s and contains papers originating from Collen
Construction, a family firm established in Dublin in 1810. The archive consists of volumes of
business records, loose papers relating to the family and company history, and a quantity of
photographs documenting building projects. The papers were used in the publication by John Walsh of
Collen, 200 years of Building and Civil Engineering in IrelanD, 2010. The archive constitutes a valuable research resource, the photographs being of particular interest in documenting working practices and technology used in major civil engineering projects.

General overview of the post
The successful candidate will have particular responsibility for the listing and indexing of the
company papers, bound volumes and photographic material in the Collen Archive. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop her/his professional career through research and publication. You will be expected to work both independently and within a team ethos, and to manage your workflow effectively. Candidates should have a good honours degree and either a postgraduate qualification in archives administration or relevant research
experience. A minimum of two years professional experience is required.


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