Barnsley Library Service is growing and evolving to meet the changing needs of our customers. We have lots of exciting things happening and opportunities for people to come and work for us. As we become more digital, we are bringing on board lots of new initiatives and projects to meet the varying needs of our customers.
We have several vacancies for Library Information Officers, and this is a great time to come and join us. As a Library Information Officer, you will be the public face of our service. Our libraries are about books but are so much more. We opened a brand-new library in Barnsley Town Centre in July 2019 and are about to start on a programme of refurbishment for the rest of our libraries so there are exciting times ahead.
For our Library Information Officers no 2 days are the same – you may be helping customers with their book choices, letting them know about our digital offers and helping them to get up and running with these, you may be delivering one of our Learn My Way courses, helping our customers get online or you may be doing something more interactive such as running a story and rhyme session or building robots in our Makerspace. You’ll work with partners such as health, museums, schools to deliver exciting things for our customers. Part of the role will be carrying out customer service appointments for our colleagues in Berneslai Homes and Benefits amongst others.
We are looking for people who engage well with others, are hard-working and can rise to a challenge. You’ll not be afraid to get involved and will have the skill to think on your feet dealing with whatever arises in the most appropriate manner. Although you will have a base library you will be working across all our libraries, so you need to be flexible and able to do this.
If this has got you interested in libraries and you think this may be the job for you fill in the application form online telling us how you meet the criteria within the job role.