Senior Library Assistant

The Bodleian Libraries is seeking to appoint a part-time Senior Library Assistant to join the Radcliffe Science Library Reader Services team and supervise library staff and operations on Saturdays during vacations.

About the role
You will welcome readers and visitors, respond to routine and ad hoc enquiries, direct library users to appropriate services and collections, and provide security during opening hours through invigilation. You will carry out a full range of other duties associated with front-line reader services, including issuing, returning, and renewing library material and equipment, administering reserve collections and room bookings, and act as the first port of call for any problems arising from these transactions. You will supervise the library assistant on duty, ensuring they understand and adhere to established library workflows and service standards, assist with identifying their training needs, and occasionally deliver ad hoc training sessions.

About You
You will have good general education, strong customer focus and communication skills, and be able to work under pressure. You will be expected to manage and prioritise your workload on a day-to-day basis under general guidance of the Library Manager. Punctuality and accuracy, good teamwork and IT skills are also essential.
Only applications received online before 12:00 midday on Wednesday 1 May 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 20 May 2024.