Library Associate


Catholic Theological Union- Paul Bechtold Library
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.5 per week
$25,000 or higher based on qualifications

The Bechtold Library at Catholic Theological Union in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago is looking for a Library Associate to assist with day to day library activities with primary responsibility for library circulation services, managing and coordinating interlibrary loan services, managing course reserves, maintenance of the library environment, creating patron records and staffing the circulation desk of the library. Staffing the circulation desk does include assisting with basic reference services and library use instruction.

To apply for this position, you need excellent organizational and communication skills as well as be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. You have demonstrated computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel. Further, you will also need a strong attention to detail and flexibility to deal with multiple or unexpected tasks and people simultaneously. Finally, you will also need a High School diploma or GED equivalent.

Preferred qualifications for you include 1-2 years of relevant library experience, preferably in a higher education setting. You also have detailed knowledge of the library circulation and interlibrary loan systems, including Alma and OCLC. You are familiar with the library environment, including electronic resources, reference, and circulation services. Having a Library Technical Assistant (LTA) degree is also highly desirable.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please send via email a cover letter and resume to the library director, Kris Veldheer ( by October 7, 2020 for first consideration.

Application Contact: 
Kris Veldheer
Apply To: 
Catholic Theological Union
5416 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago , IL 60615
Phone: 7733715460
41° 47' 51.9684" N, 87° 35' 9.6072" W