Graduate Library Student Associate


Erikson Institute, Edward Neisser Library
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
up to 20 hours/week

Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development located in downtown Chicago, is seeking to hire a part-time Graduate Student Library Associate for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Library Associate is primarily responsible for staffing the information desk and assisting library users both in person and virtually. This can include technology or research instruction, reference, and general circulation procedures.

Additionally, the Library Associate will be assigned other duties based on experience, interest, and library need. Including but not limited to:

  • Course reserve processing using Ares reserves software
  • Digital archives scanning and metadata creation using Content DM
  • Interlibrary loan using ILLiad software
  • Website maintenance with LibGuides
  • Outreach and marketing

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:

This part-time position is scheduled for up to 20 hours per week. Shifts are determined by the needs of the library and the schedule of the successful candidate. Some evenings and weekends may be required. The hourly wage begins at $18.00 per hour.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science or related field master's degree program
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic, collaborative work setting


  • Subject background in Education, Psychology, Human Development, or Social Work
  • Public service experience in an academic library (e.g. Reference and/or Instruction)

Absolutely NO phone inquiries accepted.

For fullest consideration, please submit application materials prior to August 2, 2021.

Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Absolutely NO phone inquiries accepted.

Position to begin in August, 2021

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please email a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file to:

Lindsey Sturch


Re: Library Associate Search

Application Contact: 
Lindsey Sturch
Apply To: 
Erikson Institute, Edward Neisser Library
451 N LaSalle
Chicago , IL 60654
Phone: 312-893-7210
41° 53' 26.2824" N, 87° 37' 55.5168" W