Vacancy ID 003412

Contract Type Permanent

Location Moylish and Clare Street LSAD campuses, Limerick

This post will primarily be based at the locations specified above, but from time to time may require attendance at any of the TU campuses.

Reporting to Head Librarian TUS Midwest

Expected Start Date May 2023

Competition Type

Open Competition in line with Circular Letters 0007/2017 & 0045/2017.

A panel may be created from this competition.


Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS) is Ireland’s third technological university and home to 15,000 students and a staff complement of approximately 2,000, full-time and part-time, across six campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Thurles, Clonmel, and Ennis.

Established on October 1, 2021, TUS has a strong regional focus and will be a key driver of development and investment across the Midlands and Midwest. The new networked university, linked by the river Shannon, borders on almost half of Ireland’s 26 counties and will provide unprecedented levels of access to higher education.

We are committed to developing a contemporary and vibrant technological university – a higher education institute that reflects the educational and economic needs of our region and communities we serve. The new technological university will connect knowledge creation with industry partnerships to grow and support collaboration. The technological university will be the home of academic leaders, knowledge creators and cutting-edge researchers who will positively affect people’s lives now and in the future.

The Role Grade IV – Library Assistant II



Candidates must:

  • have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role. Competencies will be informed by best practice Public Appointment Service competency frameworks for the Irish Public Service
  • be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard
  • have obtained at least Grade D3 or H6/O6 in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination (higher, ordinary, applied or vocational programmes) or equivalent or have passed an examination at the appropriate level within the QQI qualifications framework which can be assessed as being of a comparable to Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent or higher or have appropriate relevant experience which encompasses equivalent skills and expertise


  • Qualification in library and information science
  • Work experience in an academic library.

Competencies Required

  • Teamwork

  • Information Management/Processing

  • Delivery of Results

  • Customer Service and Communication Skills

  • Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self Development

  • Drive and Commitment to Public Service Values

Competencies will be informed by best practice Public Appointment Service competency frameworks for the Irish Public Service available here.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

The successful candidate’s duties will include the following:

  • To participate in the delivery of an information enquiry service to the TUS Midwest community and regional interests.

  • To assist in the provision of information literacy and user education sessions onsite and via Teams.

  • To assist in the participation and delivery of induction programmes and events for all student cohorts.

  • To operate the TUS LMS (Koha)

  • To provide a circulation desk service as part of the TUS Midwest library team.

  • To deal with library user queries.

  • To assist students, academic staff and researchers in the efficient use of electronic resources and online databases.

  • To organise and shelve library materials accurately on a daily basis.

  • To monitor the study environment and user behaviour in TUS Midwest libraries.

  • To assist in all administration procedures of TUS library.

  • To assist with library promotions and all library social media channels.

  • To assist with the maintenance and expansion of TUS Library’s electronic resources and online databases.

  • To assist in the preparation of library guides.

  • To assist senior staff with acquisitions, serials and I.L.L.’s processing.

  • To assist with the creation of library user surveys and questionnaires.

  • To collate statistics and maintain records

  • Evening duties and Saturday working are an essential part of the role.

  • To undertake other duties as defined by the University Librarian or their nominee from time to time.

Superannuation (new entrants)

This is a pensionable post. Specific details of the scheme will be dependent on the successful appointee’s individual status and therefore such details will be provided at the time of appointment.

Applicants should note that they will be required to complete a Pre-Employment Declaration to confirm whether they have previously availed of an Irish Public Service Scheme of incentivised early retirement or enhanced redundancy payment.

Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Irish Public Service employment.


A staff member appointed to this post will have to work a standard working week of 35 hours (net of rest breaks).

Annual Leave

23 days per annum. CL 0009/2014 will apply

Salary Scale

34,479 – €50,346 (10 points)

The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy

Contact Details

The Human Resources Department

Technological University of the Shannon:

Midlands Midwest


TU Midwest staff who wish to apply must apply via the ESS system.

Only on-line e-recruitment application forms will be accepted.

Additional Information

In addition to the minimum qualifications, it may be necessary to introduce further shortlisting criteria. Therefore, candidates may be shortlisted based on qualifications and suitable experience, based on details given on the application form.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, or membership of the traveller community.

TUS is an equal opportunities employer, working towards creating and sustaining an inclusive environment which promotes equality, embraces diversity and is committed to a work-life balance for all.

Canvassing will disqualify.

Personal Data

All personal data provided will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statements available from the TUS website.

TUS Midlands Midwest

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