Interlibrary Loan Specialist II


Illinois Institute of Technology
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Tuesday through Saturday, business hours.
commensurate with experience

Join the Paul V. Galvin Library at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago as the Interlibrary Loan Specialist.

The Interlibrary Loan Specialist II will process requests for materials from other libraries for patrons of the Paul V. Galvin Library as well as fill requests for our materials from other libraries. The position requires practical knowledge in searching bibliographic databases and process knowledge of resource sharing management software (Tipasa). As a member of the Access Services department, the Interlibrary Loan Specialist also provides back-up staffing for the circulation desk serving a diverse community of faculty, staff, and student users of the Paul V. Galvin Library and will participate in the growth and evolution of the department.

Special Schedule Requirements:
Requires Saturday hours during the academic semesters.

Education & Experience:
A bachelor's degree, LTA or comparable experience in the resource sharing department of an academic library is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills:
Capacity to track and recall details in a busy environment. Maintain good interpersonal and communication skills, high degree of initiative, independent judgment and decision-making skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, other departments in the library and other departments within the university. Ability to supervise student personnel with both flexibility and firmness. Demonstrate a customer service orientation to student employees. Knowledge of library systems and programs, particularly those related to interlibrary loan and resource sharing such as Tipasa software. Familiarity with ALMA software. Experience using G Suite.

About working at Illinois Tech:
In 1890, when advanced education was often reserved for society's elite, Chicago minister Frank Wakely Gunsaulus delivered what came to be known as the "Million Dollar Sermon." Gunsaulus said that with a million dollars he could build a school where students of all backgrounds could prepare for meaningful roles in a changing industrial society. It is from this speech that Illinois Tech was founded, and strives to live up to these values every day, offering distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation. While providing opportunities to students of all backgrounds and bettering our local community.

Join the global university community at Illinois Tech, which has the best views of Chicago and is right down the street from the Sox Stadium. As an employee you have access to the outstanding Illinois Tech facilities, onsite gyms, university dining options, and can even take classes for free through tuition remission either with Illinois Tech or one of its partner universities. All while having a meaningful impact on our community and Chicago as a whole.

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To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Kimberly Shotick
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