Job Title: Assistant Librarian RCSI Library, Beaumont Hospital

Reports to: Chief Librarian, RCSI or nominee

Location: Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Contract: Short Term Contract (6 months)

Objective: To be responsible for the day to day management of the RCSI Library in
Beaumont hospital including, supervising a team of dedicated paraprofessional staff, and
interacting with a wide range of departments within the hospital and college.

Responsibilities include:

 Day to day management of RCSI Library Beaumont Hospital, overseeing the management of the Service Desk, and co-ordinating activities with the main RCSI library.
 Supervising and training library paraprofessional staff.
 Providing a consultation service to staff and students, including comprehensive reference, literature and systematic review searching assistance in health sciences disciplines.
 Providing information skills training for hospital library users, and participating in the main RCSI Library information skills training and Beaumont Hospital Staff Learning and Development programmes.
 Providing information and outreach services in a clinical setting including but not limited to: library resources and services, literature searching, document delivery services.
 Managing hospital library collections in collaboration with the Information Resources Librarian, including evaluating and selecting resources to meet the dynamic needs of campus research, clinical and teaching activities.
 Developing supporting documents for information skills training, library staff training, hospital library policies and procedures, and content for the hospital library website.
 Library administration including but not limited to: rotas, accounts, monitoring library space and facilities, compiling and analysing statistical and management information as required.
 Maintaining working relationships with hospital and college departments to ascertain and meet user requirements, and collaborating with the library team to deliver timely, effective and relevant services.
 Monitoring and evaluating trends in hospital library management, services and new technologies and making recommendations appropriate to the hospital library.
 Representing the library on internal or external committees as required.
 Ensuring that all RCSI policies and procedures including RCSI Health and Safety regulations are adhered to.
 Undergoing programmes of training and development (CPD) as may be required from time to time.
 Representing the best interests of the Library/RCSI at all times.
 Performing such other appropriate duties as may be required from time to time.

Person Specification:

 A Primary Degree and a recognised postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Science.
 Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, management and organizational skills.
 Ability to take the initiative, work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
 Recent supervisory experience in a library setting.
 Demonstrated ability to develop and present instructional material.
 Demonstrated ability to provide reference, literature and systematic review searching assistance in specialised subject areas.


 Previous experience in a hospital or academic or health sciences library.
 Strong customer service focus.
 IT skills appropriate to the position.
 An innovative approach to hospital/health library services.
 Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

Contact: Judy Walsh – HR

Closing date for applications – 5pm December 7th

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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