Cataloguing / Resources Assistant - 12 month FTC
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|Job Type||Temporary / Contract|
|Salary||Good negotiable + benefits|
- 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.
- 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
- 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