Joseph Schaffner Library, a branch of the Northwestern University Library system, has a part-time position available for an MSLIS/MLIS student. Schaffner Library, located on Northwestern's Chicago campus near Water Tower Place and the John Hancock Building, serves part-time students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs and professional development certificate programs as well as retirees who collaborate in peer-led discussion seminars. The library emphasizes reference services, library instruction, and use of new technologies.
Provide one-on-one reference assistance and user instruction in person and online based on materials in the Schaffner Library collection as well as the larger Northwestern University Library collections. Assist patrons in the use of print and electronic resources, including the online catalog, a variety of online databases, and the Internet. Serve as a computer consultant for a lab within the library, trouble-shooting hardware and software problems. Provide front desk library support for operations including circulation, intercampus and interlibrary loans, checking in serials and new books, and a wide range of other projects as assigned.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program of Library and Information Science. Although an extensive background with computers is not required, a demonstrated willingness to learn is essential. Completion of or current enrollment in a reference course is preferred. Interest in academic libraries is also preferred. Flexibility and the ability to work well with people is required.
Conditions of Employment:
Three five-hour shifts per week (afternoons, evenings, and weekends). The schedule is arranged around graduate library classes. The rate of pay is $11.00 per hour, and positions typically last one year.
To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to:
Joseph Schaffner Library
339 E. Chicago Ave., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Fax: (312) 503-8930