Job Description: Grade III Library Assistant 1
Vacancy: ID
Contract Type:
Specified Purpose to 31/07/2024

Limerick campus libraries Moylish and Clare St. This post will be based between both
our Limerick Campus Libraries.

This post will primarily be based at the locations specified above, but from time to time may
require attendance at any of the TU campuses.
Reporting to: The appointee is required to carry out the duties attached to the post, under the day to day
direction of a Senior Library Assistant or Assistant Librarian to whom they report, and to
whom they are responsible to for the performance of these duties in the first instance, and
then to the Head Librarian.

Full job description here

Closing Date: 07-Nov-2022 13:00
Expected Start Date:
November 2022


Candidates must:

have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role.
Competencies will be informed by best practice Public Appointment Service competency frameworks for the Irish Public Service

be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard

have obtained at least Grade D3 or H6/O6 in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination (higher, ordinary, applied or vocational programmes) or equivalent or have passed an examination at the appropriate level within the QQI qualifications framework which can be assessed as being of a comparable to Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent or higher or have appropriate relevant experience which encompasses equivalent skills and expertise
be at least 17 years of age on or before the date of advertisement of the recruitment competition.


Previous work experience in a library environment

Competencies Required
Team work

Information Management/Processing

Delivery of Results

Customer Service and Communication Skills

Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self Development

Drive and Commitment to Public Service Values

Full details on the Public Appointment Service competencies framework are available

Principal duties and responsibilities:
Library Assistants work in a variety of areas in the library. Some posts are physically demanding and involve shelving as well as monitoring the study environment and user behaviour. All Library Assistants are scheduled for some desk duties as well as shelving duties. All Library personnel assist in the maintenance of silence and appropriate behaviour in the Library. A strong emphasis is placed on customer service and attention to detail. Library personnel must demonstrate flexibility.

Duties may include:

Library issue desk duties, including circulation of library items

Assisting library users at our self service kiosks

Dealing with library users queries

Assisting library users to make the best use of library resources and services

Shelving and tidying of collections

Assisting library users with printing, photocopying and scanning

Assisting with the processing of new library materials, including adding to the accession register

Using the Library Management System Koha and a range of eresources and online databases

Scheduled to work one to two evenings a week and some Saturday rota duties

Participation in staff training and development programmes

Participation in health and safety procedures

The list of duties and responsibilities as detailed is not exhaustive. The performance of the entire range of duties is not necessarily confined to any one individual, as the work requires that staff function in a flexible manner, and work together as a team. The TU retains the right to assign new duties and/or to reassign.

Contact Details
The Human Resources Department
Technological University of the Shannon:
Midlands Midwest
Email: (Midwest)

TUS (Midwest) staff who wish to apply must apply via the ESS system.

Only online erecruitment application forms will be accepted


Technological University of the Shannon

Midlands Midwest
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