mercredi 21 octobre 2015

Assistant libraire aux collections médicales de l'université de Leeds

Medical Collections Project Assistant

Call for applications

Leeds - Main Campus - Library

Closing Date:
Sunday 01 November 2015

This is a fixed-term post available for 2 years.

Hours of work: 17.5 per week (Monday – Friday, morning or afternoon)
Salary:  £18,031 to £20,781 per annum pro rata

The University of Leeds Library has received a Wellcome Research Resources grant to create high quality catalogues and indexes to medical archives and manuscripts, held in the Special Collections. In addition, the grant will ensure appropriate conservation and preservation treatment of all items. Alongside the Wellcome project the Library will digitise selected items from the collections.

You will work as part of the Special Collections Team reporting to the Medical Collections Project Archivist, working in three distinct areas:
  • collection processing
  • collection care
  • digitisation
You will create series and item level descriptions for manuscripts under the guidance of the Archivist to ensure visibility/ discoverability online, undertaking data improvement tasks, ensuring cross-referencing between collections in the collections management system (KE EMu). You will clean and repackage archival material under the guidance of the conservator and prepare material for transportation for external conservation work. You will photograph selected items from the collections using a range of digitisation equipment, ingest images to the Digital Library and link these to catalogue records. You will publicise findings through the Special Collections website to encourage the use of medical collections by researchers.

With substantial experience of working in a Special Collections or Archive environment, and of general clerical work, you be customer-focused with excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Excel. You will have experience of handling and working with manuscripts and archives, be able to work under pressure, prioritising your workload and working accurately and speedily in data input whilst following detailed procedures. You will understand scanning and digitisation, with experience of Photoshop, or other similar editing software. An understanding of collection management systems and archival arrangement and description would be an advantage, as would experience of basic archival cataloguing.

NB. The nature of the work necessitates working with materials that may be dusty or mouldy, in low temperature or low light environments, and lifting and handling of materials, sometimes working at height. Protective equipment and training will be provided.

Information on Special Collections:

Information about the Library:

Informal enquiries may be made to Joanne Fitton, Acting Head of Special Collections, 0113 343 36377, email

Leeds University Library is an Investor in People (Silver) and holds the Customer Service Excellence standard.

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