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Call for Registrations of Interest for Panel of Library Assistants

by Matthew Kelleher on 2022-07-20T12:44:00+01:00 | Comments

Job Title

Part-Time Library Assistant



Reporting to

Information Literacy Manager


Job Description

The DBS Library intends to create a panel of Library Assistants. The panel will receive paid training in all aspects of reference and circulation. If selected after an interview and upon completion of the training, the panel members will then be placed on-call to cover day and evening hours as needed. The panel will be reviewed quarterly as availability of the members may change.

This post is based on the reference desk in the DBS Library. The primary focus of the role is to provide reference and lending services to all Library users. Excellent customer service is essential. The successful candidate will work both in the physical library and online as required. This role would suit a recent graduate of a library programme or those considering the qualification.


  • Advise and assist Library users with queries regarding access to and searching of the Library's collection of print and online resources both in-person and online

  • Processing and allocation of reservation requests

  • Provide support to students using the Library's online booking systems

  • Provide support to students via the Library's email, chat, and phone services

  • Provide support to students using self-check stations

  • Ensure the physical library reading room, study rooms, and collection are tidy

  • Any other duties as required by the Information Literacy Manager


  • Excellent IT and organisational skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Availability to work evening and weekend shifts as required

This job description is a guide to the work the post holder will initially be required to undertake. It may be amended from time to time to meet changing circumstances by mutual agreement. It is expected that the job description will be reviewed regularly by the post-holder and their manager.


Position Type:


Contract Type:

Casual Contract

Pay Frequency:



Dublin, IRE

Closing Date:

Open until filled


To Apply:

Please complete the Registration of Interest form located here.

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