SPL internship opportunity

March 2, 2010



April 2010 (minimum length of one month)

Unpaid, 25 hrs / week (preferably 1-6pm Mon-Fri, negotiable)

The SPL is offering a short-term library assistant internship position. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for a recently qualified Information and Library Studies graduate to gain CV experience and to receive practical training. In return the successful candidate will make a valuable contribution to the day-to-day work of a special library. To learn more about the work of the SPL, please visit www.spl.org.uk and https://scottishpoetrylibrary.wordpress.com/


–          based at reception, dealing with visitors, calls and enquiries

–          managing circulation, assisting borrowers, shelving

–          general administrative assistance

–          new acquisitions processing, some cataloguing (training will be given in MARC21)

–          assisting with events programme and public campaigns

–          occasional special projects and assisting Librarian and Assistant Librarian when needed

Essential skills/qualities

–          a recent Information & Library Studies post-graduate qualification, or current enrolment on a distance learning programme

–          a friendly, helpful manner (this is a frontline position dealing with the public)

–          IT skills (although specific training will be given where necessary)

–          ability to multi-task

Desirable skills/qualities

–          knowledge of Scottish literature, and an interest in poetry

To apply, please send, by email, a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the internship, together with a CV to Julie Johnstone, Librarian, Scottish Poetry Library

T: 0131 557 2876 F: 0131 557 8393
E: julie.johnstone@spl.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 19 March 2010 | Interviews will be held for this post.

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