We are seeking an enthusiastic and efficient person to join our busy team in Shrewsbury, providing high quality library and information services to health staff and students in order to support the highest standards of clinical care, education, training and research. You will be working with the other 5 members of the Library team and the post will involve a wide range of library duties.
It is essential that you are able to communicate effectively and have good IT and organisational skills. Previous library experience would be advantageous.
In addition, the postholder will support a positive image of Staffordshire University responding to requests and representing Staffordshire University Library and Student Support and Wellbeing
Main duties of the job
To provide the first line of contact for Staffordshire University students, NHS staff and other library users and library visitors by working on the library enquiry desk handling enquiries, registration of new users and library induction
To share responsibility with other library staff for the efficient day-to–day running of the library service.
Working for our organisation
If you have excellent customer service skills, have an eye for detail and enjoy finding information then this is the job for you. As part of our library team you will be expected to help students and NHS staff with their knowledge requests. The Library has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our small but supportive team as a library assistant. We actively encourage open communication, collective working to achieve common objectives and motivation within the team. To enable the post holder to thrive within the role training will be provided both on site at Shrewsbury and with our partner Staffordshire University. This is a 2 year fixed term post, suited to those who strive to deliver a professional and friendly customer service.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
English and Maths A-C or equivalent
NVQ in Information & Library Services or equivalent library qualification
Skills and experience
Substantial Clerical or library experience
High level of computer literacy
Good customer service skills
Evidence of good verbal and written communication skills
Good Organisational Skills
Good Interpersonal Skills
Able to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
Able to work independently and as part of team
Flexible approach to varied workload
Experience in the NHS
Experience using Library Catalogue system