The Library is recruiting a new team of 8 student Library Desk Monitors as part of a Library Study Space Campaign to address the issue of ‘desk-hogging’ in the contemporary libraries (i.e. the practice of leaving personal belongings unattended for long periods of time at Library study desks, preventing others from using those desks). Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 academic year.
Successful applicants will need to be capable of the physical demands of patrolling Library reading rooms and clearing belongings from desks. The Library will be launching a communications campaign over the coming weeks to inform readers of the new policy to ensure that the work of the desk monitor team is as simple and straightforward as possible.
Team members will work a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 12 hours per week. Shifts will be 2 hours in duration each day (Monday to Friday) and assigned according to a rota system, with some flexibility to swap and change as may be required. The work will be split into two periods, coinciding with the pre-Christmas and pre-summer exam preparation periods:
Semester 1, 2019: 18th November – 13th December (4 weeks)
**Please note that this webpage can only be accessed locally on the University network**
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 1st November 2019.
Interviews for these positions will take place on Tuesday 12th November 2019 with a view to successful applicants starting on Monday 18th November. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified by e-mail.
If you have any questions please contact Derek Birney, Reading Room Maintenance Executive, by e-mail: DJBIRNEY@tcd.ie.
As part of this year’s Open House Festival, the Berkeley Library is being opened up for public tours from 11:00 to 16:00 on Saturday 12 October. This is a special opportunity to welcome members of the public to experience ‘Ireland’s finest modern building’.
The tours are likely to involve some minor noise disruption, particularly on the upper floors, but every effort will be taken to minimise the impact. Please note that alternative quiet study spaces will be available in the Lecky and Ussher libraries.
To facilitate students preparing for supplemental examinations, the Library will open all three floors of the 24-hour space in the Ussher Library (i.e., Kinsella Hall) from Monday 19th – Friday 30th August inclusive. This will increase the number of spaces available on a 24-hour basis by approximately 350.
Please see the Library’s opening hours page for details of the relevant changeover procedure.
We’re running a short survey to help us understand your experiences of the Library. As a thank you, we will enter you into a draw to win prizes including Trinity Ball tickets, TCard credit and more.
Your views will help us to better appreciate all of our users’ needs and provide valuable insights to enable us to develop responsive services for the future. The survey will take about fifteen minutes to complete. The closing date is 14 December.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lecky *entrance* to the BLU complex will close at 5pm today. The Lecky Library itself will remain open until 9:30pm, with access available through the Berkeley Library.