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We have a vacancy for an IT Assistant (part time)

The Position
IT is an integral and growing part of the charity’s day to day business; we are proud of our website which serves as a vital source of information both for members and professionals wishing to find out more about our service.  

We are now preparing to launch a major project in conjunction with SirsiDynix, a commercial library software provider, to migrate our Library Management System (LMS) away from its current Access and AS400 BD2 databases onto an integrated MsSQL platform. 

The main elements of the IT Assistants role will be:

 Assume primary responsibility for commencing and progressing the migration of all of our library and member data to a MsSQL server platform with appropriate and on-going support

  • Support the new LMS system once it’s up and running, resolving issues as and when they occur, enhancing the use of the system in line with operational needs of the business
  • Provide on-going training and support to users during the transition and implementation
  • Assist with maintenance of the website
  • Assist with resolution of general hardware, software and networking issues
  • Any other IT related work as determined by the Director and or Principal IT Officer

Please see the job description for full details of the position and how to apply. The closing date is Wednesday 23rd April. 

We are often able to offer short-term placements to corporate teams or work experience for school pupils. Recent corporate volunteer teams have included McAfee, Dun and Bradstreet and the RAF Catering Squadron. Pupils from Henry Floyd  and Aylesbury High School have also helped us with specific projects - more information is available on our News pages. Please call us on 01296 432339 for more details.

RAF Volunteers

Volunteer Audio Checkers Needed

Do you enjoy listening to audiobooks or know someone who does?    

Calibre Audio Library is looking for volunteers to check their recordings before they go into the library. You will need to be able to listen to audiobooks on MP3 CD and be able to accurately report the location of any errors using the digital display on your listening device (e.g. a computer or a CD player with the feature). It is also important that checkers can complete a checking form and relate back to us any problems on the recording.

Distance from Calibre is not an issue as we are able to send the recordings free of postage using ‘Articles for the Blind’ labels.

Please contact Denise James, Editorial Coordinator, on 01296 432339 if you would like to become involved.