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Global Banking School

Library Assistant 

Full Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Library Assistant to join our developing Libraries at GBS. Affiliated with Universities like the University of Suffolk, Canterbury Christ Church University, Bath Spa University, Leeds Trinity University and, and also providing its own HND programs, GBS is a fast-growing organisation in Higher Education As our Greenford library gets busy, we are recruiting a part-time library assistant to re-enforce the team and services on Saturday openings and during the week.


The main duties of the post holder are to support the Assistant Librarian and the Library Assistant in the ongoing development and everyday workload of the library resources and the provision of high standards of service to students and staff. The successful candidates should preferably hold a Certificate in Library Science or Information Management or be experienced in working in Higher Education libraries.

Knowledge of Cataloguing with MARC21, and classification, is advantageous, and experience in working with stakeholders such as EBSCO, enthusiasm, teamwork and passion for promoting literacy, are essential. Good communication and organisational skills, customer service, flexibility, keenness on learning and ICT skills are equally important to this role.

Main Responsibilities

  • Administer the lifecycle of book acquisitions, journal and e-resource subscriptions.
  • Liaising with Library colleagues, contributing to the maintenance and development of library systems supporting acquisitions and access.
  • Worked on the Library support desk, dealing with loans, returns, and fines as well as basic and more complicated user enquiries by email, phone or face-to-face and providing a friendly and efficient service to a wide range of Library users.
  • Work on the implementation of the Library resources by cataloguing and classifying printed material using MARC21 and LC classification system.
  • Provide IT basic Support to students when needed.
  • Participate in project groups and contribute to operational process reviews as required.
  • Participate in the promotion of the Library and its services through events and Library tours for new students.
  • Undertake other duties in support of the work of the Library as may be required, particularly as services develop and change.
  • This includes the design of informative material (posters, leaflets, etc.), and participation on induction days.
  • Shelving duties daily.
  • Maintenance and simple repairs to books, projects, etc.
  • Ability to work across teams, building relationships to ensure a good result and quality service

Requirements

  • The successful candidates should preferably hold a Degree in Library Science or Information Management or be experienced in working in Higher Education libraries.
  • Good knowledge of Cataloguing with MARC21, classification, experience in working with stakeholders such as EBSCO, enthusiasm, and passion for promoting literacy, are essential.
  • Good communication and organisational skills, customer service, keen on learning and ICT skills are equally important to this role.

Other Information

GBS is a higher education provider offering a range of sector-relevant courses across eight campuses in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and beyond. Working in partnership with several of the UK’s leading higher education providers, we deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, finance, accounting, business, tourism, healthcare – and more.

We aim to help our students thrive in today’s competitive job market, offering excellent links to employers and a focus on one-to-one academic and career guidance in addition to our specialist courses. We take an inclusive approach to recruiting students, with an aim to widen access to higher education among groups currently under-represented in the sector.

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