The Law Society of Ireland library is inviting applications for the role of library assistant.


The Law Society Library supports the legal research requirements of solicitor members and provides library services to trainee solicitors and students registered on LL.M (Advanced Legal Practice), diploma and certificate courses.

The role reports to the Head of Library and Information Service and is a permanent full-time position.


The successful candidate will carry out the following duties:

  • Library issue desk duties including enquiry and information work using the library’s catalogue, legal databases and other resources.

  • Supply content to weekly newsletter.

  • Document delivery including photocopying/scanning.

  • Maintenance of various loose-leaf texts.

  • Shelving materials, daily and regular upkeep.

  • Invoicing.

  • Statistical analysis.

  • Journals check-in and annual binding.

  • Support operational tasks as required.

  • Complete such other duties or projects as may be assigned by the Head of Library and Information Services or Director of Representation and Member Services from time to time.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Recognised graduate/postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Studies.

  • Excellent customer service experience, preferably in a professional services environment.

  • Proficient IT skills.

  • Proven legal research skills desirable.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Positive attitude to working as part of a team.

  • Motivated, with a high degree of attention to detail.

  • Proactive and energetic approach to a variety of tasks.

A flexible approach to working hours is required to comply with library desk rotas and opening hours, occasional evening and weekend work availability is required.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click here.

Appointment to this role is subject to the candidate’s eligibility to work in Ireland, without any restrictions.

Closing date

Close of business on Friday, 31 May 2024.

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