Information Services Librarian (9-month, part-time position)


Aurora University
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
This part-time librarian will fill our Sunday late-night hours of 7 PM to 1 AM for a total of six (6) hours per week.

Phillips Library at Aurora University (Aurora, IL) has a small staff with a big heart. We are looking for part time librarians that love working with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. The part-time Information Services Librarian efficiently meets the information needs of the Aurora University community. The ideal candidate will be pleasant and positive in a variety of situations and work well independently on projects as assigned. The part-time Information Services Librarian is a 9-month position with benefit eligibility to participate in Aurora University's 403b plan.

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides reference services (nights and weekends) at our Information service desk via in-person consultations, phone and chat.
  2. Keeps up-to-date on library services and works in collaboration with other staff to initiate new services.
  3. Monitors student workers and assists with circulation questions.
  4. May assist in collection development, interlibrary loan, and other library services.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school. Recent graduates and current library students encouraged to apply.


  • Academic library experience or coursework preferred.


  • Proficient with database searching techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers and fax.
  • Knowledge of LibGuides, and LibChat preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • This part-time librarian will fill our Sunday late-night hours of 7 PM to 1 AM for a total of six (6) hours per week.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move about the Library and move books/items on carts.
  • Must be able to shift books from cart to shelf.
  • Must have visual ability sufficient to read/interpret call numbers and other information on books and documents.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Application Contact: 
Alyson Beck
Apply To: 
Aurora University
347 S Gladstone Ave Attn: Human Resources
Aurora , IL 60506
Phone: 630-844-5493
Fax: 630-844-5650
41° 45' 17.7156" N, 88° 20' 51.702" W