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Senior Library Assistant: Cataloguing and Metadata

Library Services

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £29,802 - £34,867 per annum
  • REF: 1880449
  • Closes: 02nd December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Cataloguing and Metadata Team creates, edits, and enhances metadata for a wide range of resources across the library, primarily using recognized cataloguing standards on the librarys library management system, Alma.

The role is primarily based on site. Limited remote working may be possible, dependent on staffing needs on site and the work available.

The postholder will primarily catalogue current acquisitions using RDA, MARC21, LCSH, and LC Names, as well as classifying material according to local and international standard schemes. They will also undertake related work, such as retrospective cataloguing and data enhancement.

The job is a open ended full-time post, working 1 FTE, 36.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Key Requirements

The candidate should be a qualified information professional with knowledge and experience of working with recognized cataloguing standards and library management software, able to deal to with material in a variety of languages. They should have strong IT skills and be capable of working with others.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be found at the bottom of this page.

To apply for this vacancy please click the Apply Now button below.

Please note that only information contained in the application form will be considered by the shortlisting panel therefore covering letters and CVs are not required.

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact library-jobs@ucl.ac.uk or telephone 020 7679 7977 quoting the job reference 1880449.

Further information about UCL Library Services can be found on our website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

2 Dec 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

16 Dec 2021

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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