Library Assistant


Rosalind Franklin University
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
$14.84 - $18.55

Position Summary

Assist in the daily operation of the circulation desk, including the provision of circulation services and answering patron questions. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform all daytime circulation desk duties:
  • Check in/out/renew monographs, serials, anatomical models, and other circulating/reserve collection items;
  • Shelve and help maintain circulating and reserve collection;
  • Input new patron records and update existing patron records in Alexandria cataloging system;
  • Assist with creation/maintenance of other basic catalog records;
  • Answer patron questions and escalate requests appropriately;
  • Assist with the maintenance of circulating and reserve collection;
  • Assist with collection shifting, weeding, and other library space-planning activities;
  • Assist with general maintenance of library environment, including cleaning dry-erase boards, rebooting/troubleshooting computers/printers, returning furniture to original location, etc.
  • Answer phone in a professional manner and route calls appropriately;
  • Answer email questions in a professional manner and route messages appropriately;
  • Assist patrons in locating materials;
  • Report meter readings on printers monthly;
  • Keep statistics on usage of printers;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor(s) and library staff, as needed.

Required Education & Experience

  • High school diploma;
  • 2+years of library and/or clerical experience;
  • Basic computer and software skills

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to create a courteous and pleasant first impression of the Library;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and library patrons (faculty, staff, and students);
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel;
  • Flexibility to deal with multiple or unexpected tasks and patrons simultaneously.
  • Must achieve a background check clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a library environment, including familiarity with circulation services, reference, and electronic resources;
  • LTA degree;

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter in order to be considered.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please click the link below to apply, and please make sure to mention that you saw the job listing on RAILS. Thanks!

Application Contact: 
Bonnie Watterson
Apply To: 
Boxer Library, Rosalind Franklin University
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago , IL 60064
Phone: 847-578-8808
42° 17' 59.8596" N, 87° 51' 33.9336" W