St Bede the Venerable


librarian needed

At the present time St Bede Library has no permanent full or part-time librarian. Dom James Leachman is acting librarian until “the Lord provides” (Genesis 22:14). Meanwhile he is learning something about library administration and cataloguing.

contact librarian:

librarian AT liturgyinstitute DOT org

visiting librarians:

Sr Rebecca Abel OSB

Melody Mazuk

assistant librarians:

Anne O’Brien
Sarah Stark
Anthony Phillips (2012-2015)

Danjela (2016- )
Terence Lopez (2016- )

Librarians acquire, organise, promote, conserve and disseminate a range of resources to meet the diverse needs of the community. They support independent learning and encourage reader development. They are proficient in the use of ICT as part of the role involves assisting the public in accessing the internet and other web-based services.

They may also spend time talking to, and building up relationships with, members of the public and assisting with specific learning needs or community groups. Librarians may run events in the library for the local community and work with users, local schools and colleges.

If you are organised, like working with people, and are enthusiastic about the value of information and knowledge, this job might be ideal for you.

Staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of library services. They work in public libraries and in libraries in organisations like universities, colleges and schools, and also in some larger companies.

In this job you will need good customer service skills. You will also need to be confident using computers for research and administration.

You can qualify either by studying for a university qualification or by working as a library assistant and doing work-based training.

ABTAPL is the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries, an organisation formed to help those working in libraries containing theological, philosophical and related materials by sharing information and experience.

ABTAPL provides for its members an informal network for consultation, advice and support in both individual and continuing professional problems. 

© Ealing Abbey,  22 February 2018