Have you previously worked in libraries and can offer us suitable skills and experience or are you a student/graduate who is looking to gain library work experience prior to gaining professional qualifications?
We wish to develop the Library and improve online access to its resources in line with professional standards for libraries. We would like to offer suitable candidates the opportunity to help the Information Manager and Librarian with the following priority tasks:
- Cataloguing and processing of books and booklets on mills and milling in the UK and English speaking world.
- Create summaries and catalogue foreign language material on mills and milling throughout the world. Specific foreign language skills required: Central European languages (particularly Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Scandinavian languages, Eastern European and Baltic languages.
- Catalogue a large collection of technical material on wind and water power used to create renewable energy and electricity.
Prior knowledge of mills and milling is not expected but an interest in archaeology, history, industrial heritage, or engineering would be useful. Training and development will be given for all tasks but supervision will be minimal once the volunteer is established.
Accuracy, analytical thinking, computer literacy, self-motivation, initiative and teamwork are necessary skills.
Hours and days are flexible but we would prefer a regular, weekly commitment.
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