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Assistant Librarian


Dublin 9Dublin


Marino Institute of Education

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Job Description:

MIE wishes to recruit a temporary Assistant Librarian for Teaching, Learning and Research to

support, assess and enhance the delivery of services to staff and students until 31st of July 2021. The

successful candidate will provide innovative Library services by engaging in proactive outreach and

instruction, and by building on collaborative relationships with staff and students to ensure the

Library’s centrality to the mission of the Institute.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to pursue a career in an academic Library

within the context of a small team of dedicated Library staff in the provision of a high quality and

specialist Library Information Service.

Candidates will be required to have:

o A recognised postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Studies

o Relevant experience in an academic Library environment in teaching, learning or research


o A thorough understanding of the role of an academic Library and the external information

environment in which it operates

o A good understanding of the education system including the continuum of teacher

education, teaching and learning, and continuous professional development

o Strong IT skills, a forward thinking approach to technology and a willingness to explore

opportunities to develop traditional Library services and information proficiencies and skills

using digital tools

o Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills

o Cumas feidhmeannach sa Ghaeilge

o A demonstrable commitment to continuing professional development

o An ability to work both independently and as part of a team

o A willingness to work flexible shift patterns including evenings and weekends

Main Activities/Responsibilities

The Assistant Librarian for Teaching, Learning and Research will be responsible for:

o Developing, facilitating and evaluating information literacy sessions and supporting

materials for the students and staff of MIE

o Employing learning technologies and tools such as virtual learning environments, content

management systems, and online reading list systems to support the provision of innovative,

high quality teaching, learning and research services

o Engaging in ongoing liaison with schools and departments to ensure curriculum support

services provided by the Library are integrated and meet student needs

o Developing and managing an active programme of education, advocacy, and support for

scholarly publishing and communication to include research impact, bibliometrics, copyright,

and Open Access platforms

o Collaborating with academic, administrative and Library colleagues to collect and upload the

research of staff and students to the appropriate digital repositories

o Planning Library orientation for new students together with the Head of Library Services and

other institutional stakeholders

o Creating strong working relationships with teaching staff and students

o Building and maintaining strong collegial and operational working relationships with Library


o Promoting and marketing the profile of MIE Library, both internally and externally, using a

range of technology and approaches, including social media, conferences, college open days,

and publications

o Supporting accreditation and quality inspections

o Advising the Head of Library Services in relation to emerging needs and developments in

teaching, learning, and research within the context of academic Library service provision

o General Library administrative work including circulation and return of Library materials,

shelving, data entry and responding to user queries

o Any other appropriate duties as specified by the Head of Library Services


Permanent / Full-time

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