Graduate Library Trainee
- Reference Number
- The Warburg Institute
- £17,437 per annum inc of LW
- Contract Type
- Fixed-Term Contract
- Full/Part Time
- Closing Date
- 2 February 2014
The post is designed for graduates to carry out a year of work experience and training prior to attending library school. An extensive staff development programme is available for the trainee, along with other Graduate Library Trainees in the School of Advanced Study, and monitoring and feedback from that programme takes place. The Library Trainee will be responsible to the Librarian and will work under the direction of the Assistant Librarian in charge of the Reading Room. Duties will include:
Reader Services — including issuing of readers’ tickets, enquiries from readers, some supervision of the Reading Room
- Interlibrary loans
- Catalogue record capture and editing
- Assistance with the ordering of books (creating electronic records and mailing the printed order forms)
- Assistance with book conservation
- Assistance with the digitization programme
- Preparing correspondence (e.g. template, acknowledgement letters)
- Selling photocopying cards and accounting for cash taken in line with University financial regulations
- Missing book searches
- Updating of website and social media
Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Knowledge of a modern European language would be useful, as would an interest in the subject areas served by the Library.
The successful candidate should be able to work effectively, independently and as part of a small team, and will be expected to undertake occasional other duties in the absence of colleagues.
About The Institute
The Warburg Institute of the University of London exists principally to further the study of the classical tradition, that is of those elements of European thought, literature, art and institutions which derive from the ancient world. The full-time members of the Institute's academic staff are engaged in maintaining and developing its Archive, Library and Photographic Collection, in teaching, in the supervision of research, and in the preparation of material for publication. The Institute's activities also include public lectures, seminars and colloquia, the publication of a Journal (jointly with the Courtauld Institute of Art), of monographs (Studies of the Warburg Institute and Oxford-Warburg Studies), of Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts, Warburg Studies and Texts, Warburg Institute Colloquia and of occasional publications. Further information about the Institute and its Library can be found at http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/home/
This is a one-year fixed-term appointment to commence in mid-September 2014.
To apply, please submit your CV, covering letter and the contact details of two referees using the link below by the closing date at midnight on Sunday, 2 February 2014.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 18 February 2014.
For additional information about the role(s) please download the further particulars below.
Human Resources Department
Fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8080