I have enjoyed a long-running career in various libraries across the country which has led to considerable experience and expertise in librarianship. I am a dependable individual who always strives for perfection in everything I do, including the preserving and maintenance of valuable books. My calm temperament and friendly demeanour have repeatedly made me the most eligible candidate for community projects. I am also able to multi-manage several projects at once. Ultimately, I believe that my natural flair for customer service, along with my proficiency in handling both the technological and physical resources in libraries will make me a valuable employee for any library in the country.
Graduated with a First Class Honours in Hospitality Management
Promoted within months to chief librarian at my local library
2009 – 2012
BA (Hons) Hospitality Management
The University of Wales
Legal and Environmental Issues in Hospitality
Basic Finances and the Economy
2007 – 2009 Results: English: A* Maths: A Travel and Tourism: B
South Wales College
Mar 2013 – Present
Chief Librarian Greenfield Library
Main duties performed:
Principally responsible for the finances and funds of the library
The authority to hire and fire employees
Responsibility to construct monthly plans on how library funds would be spent
Teaching new employees about health and safety regulations
Supervising anybody who uses valuable archives and dated books
Teaching new employees about their basic duties and responsibilities
Holding meetings with other librarians in the county to discuss issues such as finances and community campaigns
Dec 2012 – Mar 2013
Librarian Greenfield Library
Main duties performed:
Constructing and running community campaigns (e.g. a raffle to raise money for a cancer charity)
Running basic literacy classes weekly for the community
Running basic computer literacy classes weekly for the community
Providing support and any resources needed for students
Guiding people on how to utilise the new electronic check-out machines in the library
Jointly running the Summer Reading Challenge with another colleague
Guiding people on where to find resources such as government leaflets on taxes and benefits
Chiefly responsible for a Stop Smoking Campaign, which was well received by the community
Continually cataloguing, labelling and adding new books, CDs and DVDs to the library system—both physically and electronically
Jun 2012 – Dec 2012
Library Assistant Oldham Council
Main duties performed:
Sorting and stacking books on the correct shelves
Checking books out physically and stamping return dates
Helping out in the library cafe occasionally, serving sandwiches and drinks to customers
Assisting the visitors to the library with any enquiries they have, or if they can’t find a book
Ordering books online from other libraries for library members.
Maintaining general library cleanliness and orderliness
HAB Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality Customer Service.
Taking part and succeeding in the several workshops run by the library annually (e.g. Computer Literacy, Basic Literacy)
Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The ability to be organised and methodical, something which is essential with the demands of everyday sorting and stacking in a library
A naturally hospitable and friendly personality which is essential in community-oriented jobs
Excellent computer literacy which is required in this newly electronic era of libraries
Highly familiar with the duties and responsibilities of a librarian due to previous experience, which means I only need limited guidance in my new role
Excellent Customer-Service Skills
Hobbies and interests
As with most librarians, my hobbies involve, first and foremost, reading books. I am also a novice writer of poetry and often participate in the group poetry readings in my local cafe every week. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends on weekends.
Ms Emily Gilbert Area Manager, Greenfield Library Address: 13 Stone Road, Windmill, TA19 8YH Tel: 0223 345 5674 Email:[email protected]
Mr Andrew Osborne HR Officer, Oldham Council Address: 54 Hull Road, Oldham, OA3 6WP Tel: 0080 1335 9999 Email:[email protected]
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Top CV Tips and Guidelines
Research will be a vital part of this job, so it is recommended to make it clear from your CV that you possess this skill and are comfortable with doing research on many different topics using a variety of different means/methods/equipment.
Ensure that you come across as a friendly “people person” who has excellent customer service skills and enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Qualification vs. Experience: Make it clear from your CV by which route you have become a competent and qualified librarian: either through a University degree in a related field such as Information Management or through work-based training and work experience. The above CV example is based on the latter starting the career as a Library Assistant.
Demonstrate your passion for knowledge and information (by mentioning that you enjoy reading, writing, researching information, helping people with finding the books or journals that they are looking for, etc.).
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