Technical Services Assistant


Lewis University
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Full-time. Includes weekend and evening hours.

The Position

The Lewis University Library invites applications for a Technical Services Assistant to participate in technical services, digitization and resource sharing functions of the Library. This full-time position is an outstanding opportunity for a skilled team member with the ability to work nights and weekends. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

The main responsibilities of this position include cataloging and digitization. The Technical Services Assistant will identify and download bibliographic records for the local catalog; Perform copy/adaptive cataloging for library materials in all formats; Update the catalog to reflect changes in the collection and assist with catalog record cleanup. The Technical Services Assistant will also scan a variety of documents using established procedures; Ensure proper handling of historical documents; Use established metadata procedures to catalogue scanned documents; and keep abreast of current trends, new developments, and best practices in areas of responsibility.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of Library of Congress classification, MARC formats and OCLC cataloging interface. Demonstrated proficiency in commonly used library and office software applications, such as Voyager integrated library system and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with metadata formats, such as Dublin Core. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills, with ability to see projects through to completion. Ability to perform multiple tasks and cooperate in a flexible team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior library experience in an academic library. Experience with technical service functions, including automated library systems.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Application Contact: 
Library Director
Apply To: 
Lewis University IL
Phone: 815-836-5270