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 Library is recruiting a Library Assistant.


The successful candidate will carry out the following duties:

  • Library issue desk duties including enquiry and information work using the Library‚Äôs 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 or an interest in pursuing same.
  • 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.


This is a full-time two year contract.

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.


To apply, send a CV and cover letter to by Friday 12 August, 2022.

Law Society of Ireland

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