Job Vacancies

Library Assistant

Salary/Stipend: £22258 - £22854   Post Reference: cofe/TP/51/184
Contract Type: Fixed Term Full Time Expiry Date: 24th November, 2017

Overview: Lambeth Palace Library, founded in 1610, is the historic library and record office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is an academic research library, specialising in ecclesiastical history, but with far widerranging archive, manuscript and printed collections. The library is also the principal repository for archives of the Archbishop of Canterbury and associated officials or institutions. The Library serves a range of users, both from the UK and internationally, in its Reading Room, and remotely via email, postal and telephone enquiries.

As Library Assistant at Lambeth Palace Library, you will assist with a wide variety of work in a unique research library. As well as providing the opportunity to develop professional knowledge and skills and complete postgraduate qualifications in library work, it will also be of interest to those more generally wishing to work in this environment.

Interviews will be held : Friday 8th December 2017

Post Introduction:

You will assist in the administration and invigilation of the Reading Room, including the admission of readers, fetching information and cataloguing and classifying a range of printed material. You will also be involved with other aspects of the Library’s work including outreach, preservation, and reprographics.

Main Responsibilities:

Assisting in the running and invigilation of the Reading Room, by admitting readers, producing material for readers, and other related duties

Cataloguing and classifying a range of printed books, including rare books and more complex modern material as the postholders’ knowledge and skills increase

Labelling, shelving and moving printed books

Answering genealogical and bibliographical enquiries and advising readers on sources in the Library and elsewhere, and developing increasing knowledge of the collections to facilitate this

Assisting with providing copies of material for readers in various formats, but principally digitally

Assisting with the Library’s outreach work, particularly via social media.

Supervising visitors to the Library, including maintenance contractors and tour groups

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