Librarian (Part time)

The successful applicant will be a suitably qualified librarian to support our intellectual disability services in the following key areas:
• Managing access to relevant health and social care resources
• Working with subscription agents to manage the annual purchasing decision for electronic journals
• Managing document acquisition via our network of commercial and library suppliers.
• Promoting relevant external research and best practice to COPE’s staff
• Collating and distilling material on a monthly basis and distributing to established and new readers.
• Maintaining the Library Blog/COPE Intranet where key national & international policy documents are catalogued and linked.
• Exploiting the investment in information resources
• Promoting the information service to all COPE staff and in particular to those undertaking studies in the field of ID.
• Maintaining the catalogue of books in the library and departmental locations.
• Developing and sharing the record of COPE’s past and current research.

Skills & Competencies required:
• Degree or post-grad in library/information studies
• Knowledge of medical/intellectual disability/social care research resources
• Experience using RSS, blog and other web 2.0 technologies
• Reference Manager/Citation Management Software experience

Informal enquiries may be made to Sheila O’Flynn, Rehabilitative Training Manager, on
Application forms may be obtained from the Human Resource Department, COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork (Tel. 021 – 4643100) or by e-mailing
Completed application forms must be returned no later than Tuesday 18th March 2014.

Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.
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