Applications invited for Graduate Trainee Library Assistant (IALS) 2019-2020
Job Reference : 01244
Closing Date : 31/01/2019
Salary : £20,668 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Department : School of Advanced Study
Division : Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) - non academic
Hours Per week : 35 (1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020)
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS)
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) is a postgraduate research institute with a core of over 130 researchers, research students and legal information professionals, but which draws its primary membership from academic researchers and postgraduate research students from other institutions throughout the UK, and which also provides services to researchers in the wider legal community.
The Library is a national and international resource for legal research and has over 310,000 volumes the majority of which are housed at the Institute site on Russell Square in Bloomsbury.
An opportunity to work in one of Europe's great legal research libraries has risen, the post is a one-year fixed term training post designed for graduates carrying out a year of work experience and training prior to attending library school. The trainee is based in the Information Resources section, but works across all library teams. This enables them to gain specific sectional experience and skills as well as developing an overall understanding of the links between the different sections and how the library fits together as a whole. The trainee is entirely integrated into the smooth running of the Library. They provide essential clerical support in the Information Resources and Academic Services sections as well as working on our busy Enquiries Desk. An extensive staff development programme is detailed elsewhere and monitoring and feedback from that programme takes place.