User Services Librarian

User Services Librarian

Employer:                    Society of Antiquaries of London

Location:                     London

Salary:                         Pro rata £25,591 - £31,989 per annum

(£20,472 - £25, 591 for 28 hours per week)

Status:                         Permanent, 28 hours per week (Tuesday – Friday)

Ref:                             LIB/USL


We are looking to recruit to the post of User Services Librarian at the Society of Antiquaries of London.  Dating back to 1718 the Society’s library is the country’s oldest major research library for the study of the material remains of the past.  This is an exciting time to join the library team as we implement our strategic plan to make the Library more accessible physically and digitally and maintain our position as one of the leading specialist libraries in the country.

You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality library services to users, including dealing with enquiries in person and remotely and managing the Enquiry Desk, invigilating the main library, and providing induction to users. You will also be responsible for producing information and guides to the library and its resources and leading on user engagement activities and events.


You will have:-

  • An appropriate library qualification
  • Practical experience of enquiry work
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational skills and ICT skills
  • Interest in marketing and promotion of library services
  • An ability to think beyond existing practices and find ways to improve processes
  • An interest in a relevant subject such as archaeology or history


Closing date for applications is 8.00am on Monday 29th April 2019.

Interviews will be held on Monday 20th May 2019.


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