Cataloguing / Resources Assistant - 12 month FTC

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2019-04-23 14:22:031970-01-01 Glen Recruitment
Job Type Temporary / Contract
Location London
Area London, UK London
Sector Information ManagementLibrary
Salary Good negotiable + benefits
Start Date
Job Ref R9400
Our client, a leading global law firm, is seeking a Cataloguing / Resources Assistant for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract role. Duties are to help to ensure that the firm's lawyers have access to the print resources they need to carry out research.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Keeping the firm's library collections in good order
  • Dealing with the administration of book renewals, including invoice processing and accurate record-keeping
  • Receiving and processing journals and managing claims
  • Cataloguing new books and withdrawing old editions
  • Assisting with inter-library loans
  • Co-ordinating the binding of materials
  • Co-ordinating loose-leaf updating processes
Candidate Requirements:
  • Experience of managing physical resources in a library environment, preferably within the legal sector
  • Ideally some knowledge and practical experience of using a library management system 
  • Recognised library or information degree at either post-graduate or graduate level preferred. 
  • A candidate without a degree but with experience in cataloguing and library administration tasks within a UK legal library environment would be considered).
  • Graduates seeking information-sector experience prior to a post graduate information qualification would be considered.
  • Experience of managing print resources in a library environment
  • Knowledge of AACR2 cataloguing rules and familiarity with the Dewey decimal (or Moys) classification scheme would be helpful
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Resilient, adaptable, resourceful and flexible
  • Professional, self-motivated, organised, disciplined and pro-active.

  • Other desirable criteria:
  • Experience of using the SirsiDynix Library Management system
  • Experience of carrying out a range of information related tasks within a research or information service.
  • Experience of working in a legal or professional services environment
  • Knowledge of the Moys legal classification scheme
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