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An academic career?

If you're thinking of a career in academia (and with the competitive job market it's never too early to start thinking) there are some excellent resources on the web to give you the inside scoop about what you need to be doing to prepare.

Whether you're a PhD newbie or an early-career researcher there will be something to help you on these sites:

* An Academic career
* Beyond the PhD
* Postgraduate Career Advice
* Academic career paths
* Working in Higher Education

Shelving assistant vacancies

Vacancies - Casual Staff
Student Shelving Assistants
(David Wilson Library)
Must be able to work from the 20 June until 22 July 2011


The David Wilson Library is recruiting students of the University to assist with book moves at the David Wilson Library. The duties involve moving books on the shelves, collecting books onto trolleys, moving trolleys and reshelving books at new locations in the correct sequences. Other duties will include relabeling books, using lists to locate books, general shelving, shelf-tidying and packing books into boxes. The work is physical and involves the lifting and carrying of irregular loads, manoeuvring trolleys and the use of kick steps and stepladders. You may also be required to work at the External Store at Nixon Court and the Clinical Sciences Library.

We will employ a small team of student shelvers to cover the following shifts on a rota basis.

The hours of work will be Mondays to Fridays 10.00 am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3.00 pm for a 5 week period 20 June…