Senior Library Assistant: Inter-Library Loans

University of Oxford

We are seeking a Senior Library Assistant to join the Inter-Library Loans team, based at the Old Schools Quad at the Bodleian Library.  

You will source items not held in Oxford collections on behalf of Oxford University readers, locating items in libraries both in the UK and internationally, submitting requests, and receiving and providing supplied documents and loans to readers. You will also supply items from Bodleian collections to other libraries, in line with set policies and procedures, as well as responding to queries from both Oxford readers and external libraries regarding inter-library loans.  

You will have previous experience of working in a library, as well as excellent communication and organisational skills. Accuracy and attention to detail, good team work and IT skills are also essential. Experience of inter-library loans and using the Alma Library Management System would be beneficial but not essential as full training will be provided.  

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 36.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  

This role will involve regular manual handing, and lone-working may be required from time-to-time.

University employees enjoy 38 days’ paid holiday (including bank holidays), generous pension schemes, access to travel and childcare schemes, discounted access to sporting facilities, and a variety of professional development opportunities. 

Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave. 

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement/supporting evidence form as part of your online application. Your supporting statement/supporting evidence form should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.  

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Friday 15 September can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 9 October 2023.

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