Employment: Chief Library Assistant – Rare Books Department (Fixed Term), Cambridge University Library

Applications are invited for a temporary 12-month post as Chief Library Assistant within the Rare Books Department of one of the world’s major research libraries. The role holder will undertake activities which support both strands of the Department’s work ¿ service provision through the Reading Room and curatorial activity, primarily cataloguing. Applicants should possess a library qualification and have considerable experience of cataloguing early-printed books to international standards ((AACR2/DCRM(B), MARC21, LCSH). Additionally, applicants should have an informed understanding of the history of printing, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, be able to demonstrate a strong interest in reader services and have experience of working within an academic library.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. To apply online for this vacancy, please see here.

Informal inquiries may be made to Dr Emily Dourish, Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library. Tel: (01223) 747434; email: ejm25@cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference VE02968 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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