Library Assistant

Unijobs Ltd on behalf of Limerick Institute of Technology are currently recruiting a temporary
position for a Library Assistant based in their Thurles Campus, Co. Tipperary. This is a temporary
fulltime post for duration of 8 weeks. If you believe you have the prerequisite skills and experience
as outlined in the following job specification, please email your CV directly to

The job requires the following;

The appointee may be assigned to any of a very wide range of areas or activities carried out in an
Institute Library, in any of its campuses.
The job could include the supervision of small groups of staff on routine clearly defined tasks where
the jobholder’s duties include the organisation of work and staff to carry out a specific task. Duties
could include acquisitions – receipting, checking invoices and processing new material; maintaining
journal collections; issue desk duties; preparing claims for non-received titles: helping with computer
equipment and library systems.

Alternatively, the job could involve work on specific areas of service provided by or within the
Institute Library, involving the application of interpreted policy under general supervision only, to
specific cases and the making of recommendations on a particular course of action.
The appointee could also be involved in the provision of a range of supportive services, including
typing and audio typing, to the Library or its Senior Staff and involving access to and processing
confidential information. The job will involve regular contact with students, staff, the public and
organisations and individuals at all levels where discretion, tact, courtesy and judgement would have
to be constantly exercised.


• Good knowledge of Millennium Modules particularly Circulation
• Filing
• Assisting senior staff in the development of new services
• Assisting senior staff in the development and delivery information literacy programmes
• Assisting senior staff in the preparation of user guides and information packs
• Assisting senior staff in the maintenance and development of the Millennium Library system
• Assisting senior staff in the preparation of reports and submissions
• Supervising small groups of staff to ensure good library housekeeping
• Circulation desk duties including issuing and discharging loans as well as registration of borrowers and dealing with enquiries
• Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Librarian or his nominee

All jobs in the Library 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.

Closing date – Monday 16th March


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