10 December 2018
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Karen Brown
Dayjob Limited
The Big Peg
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
England
T: 0044 121 638 0026
E: info@dayjob.com 


PERSONAL SUMMARY

A self-motivated, flexible and organized team player who has extensive experience of selecting, cataloguing and classifying library resources. Karen thrives in an environment of constant change, has superb attention to detail and possesses the ability to handle a demanding workload. She encourages learning and reading at every opportunity and is above all, committed to delivering a high quality customer service to library users, adult learners and school age groups. Right now she would like to work for a library that wants to provide a modern and comprehensive service to its users.


CAREER HISTORY

LIBRARY ASSISTANT – January 2010 - present
Employers name - Coventry
Responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the library service, and for providing users with a range of useful library and information services.

Duties;

  • Introducing people to the library and what it has to offer.
  • Retrieving and shelving books.
  • Cataloguing and coding library books and equipment.
  • Dealing with enquiries from library users.
  • Replacing books on shelves.
  • Inspecting library shelves for accuracy in shelving.
  • Preparing and processing new books for circulation.
  • Processing library card application forms.
  • Maintaining a quiet environment.
  • Assisting in opening, closing and securing the library.
  • Using the library computer to get information about books.
  • Processing of books and journals for binding.
  • Carrying out periodic book checks.
  • Performing general office duties, such as typing, filing and opening the post.
  • Contacting users and notifying them of overdue books.
  • Giving users advice on reading materials and books.
  • Locating and finding books for users.
  • Providing quick and informal help to library users in the use of IT equipment and electronic resources.
  • Reserving books for people.
  • Explaining and enforcing standard library rules and procedures to users.
  • Processing library membership forms.


TRAINEE LIBRARIAN – May 2008 - January 2010
Employers name - Birmingham

CASHIER – July 2007 - May 2008
Employers name - Birmingham


KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Professional

  • Comfortable with learning how to use new software and equipment.
  • Available to work a varied schedule; including evenings and weekends.
  • Setting up activities such as reading groups.

Personal

  • Ability to work well as a team member.
  • Literate, numerate and able to work under pressure.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Shelving books
Serving people


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS 

Central Birmingham University – Teaching Degree 2003 - 2007
Aston College - HND 2001 – 2003
Coventry School; O levels Maths (A) English (B) Geography (B) Physics (A)


REFERENCES 

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