Library Assistant Job Description

Purpose of Position:      

To assist with the library/administrative duties within the Norma Smurfit Library

Reporting to: Deputy Librarian

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attending to issue/reader services desk for designated periods
  • Dealing with serials module of library catalogue (ALTO)
  • Assisting with ordering and receiving new library stock
  • Shelving and tidying of library stock.
  • Generating and sending of library notices.
  • Assisting with reader enquiries.
  • Assisting with Library Databases
  • Assisting with the use of electronic resources.
  • Photocopying of material, when necessary.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Deputy Librarian/Librarian

Key Attributes:

  • Previous experience within a library environment would be desirable but not essential
  • Good customer service experience and skills
  • Good keyboard skills with working knowledge of windows environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a small team.
  • An interest in electronic media is essential.
  • Working knowledge of the internet and online databases would be advantageous.
  • Positive approach to continued training.

Full Job Description

Contract: Fixed term Contract – September 2019 to June 2020

Includes Evening/Saturday work

Hours 16-20 Hours Per week

Salary Library Assistant, Support Staff Band €14.00 per hour


Application Process: To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV in PDF format only, quoting reference number: NCI0837 to by 5pm, Friday 30th August 2019.

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act

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