Library Volunteer (cataloguing) - David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

Application Deadline: 
17 Sep 2017

Position: Library Volunteer (cataloguing)

Location: The David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

Reports to: Leventis Library Manager

Suggested Commitment: 3-10 hours per week

Application deadline: 17 September,2017

The A.G. Leventis Library & Information Service, which supports Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s information needs, is looking for a library volunteer. The volunteer will add and improve records in the library’s catalogue, a key tool to connect library users with the information they need which can be accessed and searched online. The catalogue refers users to both print collections held in the A.G. Leventis Library and to free online resources.

This role would be ideally suited to someone who would like to support nature conservation through an office-based role, or someone who would like to work in libraries and is looking to develop their cataloguing skills. No prior experience of cataloguing is required as full training will be given. What we are looking for is an aptitude for the tasks required and a willingness to learn.

Purpose of Role

To support the Leventis Library Manager in making information resources available and findable to the CCI community.

Main Tasks

·         Enter details of library resources (both print and electronic) into library’s database (known as cataloguing)

·         Assign shelf locations to books and reports based on their subject using in-house scheme

·         Label and shelve library resources

·         Other tasks which match your skills and interests as agreed with the Leventis Library Manager