Library Assistant – Collections (Acquisitions, Subscriptions and Metadata)


Academic Development and Services
UAL - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Full time
Library Services

18 October 2020 23:55

13 November 2020
£25,061.00 - £29,358.00 per annum

Assisting in the delivery of high quality, customer-focused library and open access IT services at University of the Arts London (UAL), which support the teaching, learning and research activities of its Colleges, you will participate in the acquisition, cataloguing and management of print and electronic library materials. You will assist colleagues in our colleges by answering queries relating to resources and you may be involved in projects as required.

Please note: the majority of work for this role is on-site in our office at London College of Communication, in Elephant & Castle.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

Every position within the university plays an important part in shaping future creative professionals and impacts on the future of so many creative industries. Library Services is a university-wide department delivering high quality services in support of teaching, learning and research. This post is part of Resources and Systems, which offers bibliographic and systems support services to all six colleges of the University.

With formal training or education to post-16 level and relevant experience in a library, open access IT or customer service environment, you will be able to work independently and have basic numeracy skills or experience of financial procedures.

You are able to ensure that accurate information is passed onto the most appropriate people in a timely fashion and have experience of answering standard, predictable questions/queries from staff and students.

You will have experience of working as a member of a team, providing support, assistance and cover where needed and will have experience of using various modes of communication in a work environment.

Experience of having prepared and delivered training or team briefings is desirable.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries contact ADS Recruitment Team via email

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.