Library Assistant

The appointee may be assigned to any of a very wide range of areas or activities carried out in the Institute Library.
The duties will include face to face work with readers, including Issue and Information Desk work, and delivery of Information Literacy training. There will also be administrative/clerical work and extensive usage of the library management system.
The job will involve regular contact with students, staff, the public, organisations and individuals at all levels where discretion, tact, courtesy and judgement would have to be constantly exercised. The jobholder would be expected to exercise a good degree of initiative and be capable of working under a reasonable level of supervision. A genuine interest in helping people, in libraries and in expanding the services offered is required. The appointee will work closely with other Library staff but also needs to be able to work on their own initiative.
All jobs in the Library demand a good knowledge and skill in the use of Information and Communication Technologies and appointees will be expected to use new techniques and technologies as they arise. The Institute will provide the necessary training as appropriate. Customer Care and service skills are equally important. The appointee would be expected to make decisions within limits and clearly defined guidelines, to be helpful to readers and to be conscientious in following up on queries and tasks.
Following appointment the appointee will be assigned to a particular and post. On assignment to the post, the Institute will provide a list of duties and responsibilities applicable to the post.

The Institute
The Library is a central cornerstone in supporting the educational and intellectual development of students and staff in DkIT. The Library also provides a service to the broader community and works closely with the local county library service.
The Library’s Mission and Objectives are as follows:
The Library exists to promote empowerment through providing access to information and supporting learning. The Library will aim to satisfy user needs by providing innovative valuable services in a pleasant atmosphere.
The Library is located on the top two floors of the T.K Whitaker Building and opened to readers in August 2001. It holds 400 reader places, including spaces for individual and group work, and space for 50,000 books. The Library building was planned to facilitate different types of learning and working. It aimed to incorporate the ongoing and future development in ICT and different learning practices such as collaborative and group work. 

The Library’s Collection Policy provides a framework for the acquisition and development of the Library’s collections. While the collections are predominantly in book format and held on campus, e-formats and just in time delivery of information is become increasingly important.
Information Literacy training is now a significant aspect of Library work. This involves the provision of over 500 classes each year to students and staff of DkIT and the deployment of learning resources to support this.
Library opening hours vary throughout the year and aim to meet the needs of the academic community by extending opening during exam periods.
DkIT works closely with the local authority Library service to provide 1 Card 6 Libraries and collaborate on other projects

Further information on the Library can be found at

Salary Scale: €20,869- €33,605 (15 points including LSI)

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12 noon on Friday,
31st January, 2014. Late applications are not accepted.

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