Jobs for Medievalsts

Assistant Rare Books Librarian (Maternity Cover), University of St Andrews Library

The Special Collections Division of the University Library has a vacancy for a motivated and well-organised librarian to undertake a number of projects on the exceptional rare books collections. This is a fixed-term maternity cover post, and is anticipated to be for the period of twelve months starting as soon as possible. The post-holder will be working in the Rare Books team on the assessing, cataloguing and accessioning of monographs. Duties will include: creating, importing and correcting bibliographic records in DCRM(B) standards, MARC 21 format and Library of Congress authority control; overseeing the transfer of collections between Special Collections and Main Library and liaising with Main Library colleagues to ensure an efficient workflow. In addition, a part of the working week will be spent in Reader Services.

The post-holder will already be fully trained in cataloguing, have experience of working with early printed books, possess excellent IT and communication skills, have a reading knowledge of at least one European language other than English, and a working knowledge of Latin.  The post-holder will also have experience of the Millennium cataloguing, acquisitions and circulation modules. The post-holder will undertake staff development and performance review activities as required.

Interview Date: 12 June 2015

Salary: £25,513 – £30,434 per annum
Start: As soon as possible
Fixed Term: Maternity cover for 12 months

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