Senior Library Assistant (Serials)

Job Description

Senior Library Assistant (Serials)

Salary: £29,216 per annum
Closing date: 19/05/2024
Department: School of Advanced Study
Location: London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
Employment type: Open ended – full-time
Hours Per Week: 35


The University of London

The University of London is a leading UK provider of distance and digital education internationally, offering programmes to 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. Although proudly rooted in London, our community and impact are global.

We are a national leader in the humanities, and we promote their value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange.

We are also a federation of 17 world class higher education institutions, with collaboration at the heart of our ethos. The University of London federation is a collective community of more than 240,000 learners and 50,000 staff, delivering world-leading research across all disciplines.

Our passion for increasing access to education and mobilising the collective power and expertise of the federation is central to our ability to transform lives around the world and address the global challenges of the future.


The School of Advanced Study

A nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in the promotion and facilitation of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It comprises eight internationally renowned research institutes as well as centres in Digital Humanities and Public Engagement. It has four nationally and internationally recognised specialist research libraries.

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies houses the IALS Library, which is a national and international resource for legal research with around 300,000 volumes. The collections of foreign and international law are the most extensive in the UK and contain much unique material. The collections concentrate primarily on common law, civil law and Roman-Dutch law systems throughout the world and include material in western European languages for all jurisdictions for comparative and general reference purposes.

IALS Library's primary function is to serve a national academic research community but it has other significant and diverse communities to which it provides services including postgraduate students and practising lawyers. The Library seeks to support law librarians in other universities and organisations to provide specialist library and information services in law, particularly in foreign, comparative and international law.


The Role

Senior Library Assistant (Serials)

As part of the Information Resources Team, the Senior Library assistant (Serials) is responsible for the efficient operation of the serials section, including dealing with the maintenance of subscriptions, standing orders and e-resources so that materials are acquired, recorded, and made available and accessible in a timely manner.

Duties will include processing payments and maintaining financial records, supporting the discoverability of e-resources, creating bibliographic records, and involvement in the process of identifying new serial titles for inclusion in the collection.

 As a member of the Library the post-holder will also contribute to the provision of front-facing services such as the Enquiry Desk, LibChat service and Document Supply Service.


For a full role profile, please refer to the job description which may be found on the website, accessed via the Apply buttton.


Further information

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Closing date: Midnight on 19th May 2024. 

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented at all levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

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