Senior Library Assistant – Grade V

Specific Purpose contract – 37 hours per week

Note: expected duration of contract is 3 to 6 months.

Reporting to: The Institute Librarian

Purpose of the Role:

The Senior Library Assistant will be responsible for providing support across a range of student and staff services within the AIT Library.

The Person:

Committed to the development of library services for students and researchers. Interested in developing library information skills that reflect demands of digital environments for a range of library users. Dynamic and flexible with a willingness to learn and share skills.

Key Duties:

The work of the section/ function would be reasonably complex and broad in scope. Duties could include delivering research support training sessions; information literacy workshops; circulation desk duties including issuing and discharging loans; registration of borrowers and dealing with enquiries; preparation of manuals; assisting in the development of new services.

It could also involve supporting staff in research, collection and collation of reasonably complex material and the preparation of reports and submissions. The job will involve regular contacts with students, staff, the public and organisations and individuals at all levels where discretion, tact and courtesy would have to be constantly exercised.

All jobs 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.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience (summarised from CL7/17 – contact HR for full details if required)

  • Have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role.

  • Be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard.

  • Have obtained at least Grade D3 in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent or have appropriate relevant experience.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

  • At least two years library experience in an academic environment.

Salary Scale: €42,042 – €50,490 (7 points).

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 15th February 2019

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