Library intern


Chicago Theological Seminary
Library Type: 
Academic Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time

Reporting to and under the supervision of the Director of the Lapp Learning Commons, the Library Intern performs a variety of library technical and clerical functions related to the circulation, acquisition, and cataloging/processing of print and non-­print materials and related equipment. Performs technical duties related to the acquisition and cataloging of library materials in addition to special projects as assigned. Maintains library materials and equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Description of essential duties:

• Classify and catalog books, documents, serials and other library materials.

• Create and maintain research guides on LibGuides platform.

• Provide information and reference services to the CTS community.

• Assist with document delivery scanning and processing interlibrary loan requests.

• Prepares periodic reports on the progress of intership and assignments.

• Support the Library Director on various projects.

Other duties:

1. Check-out and check-in books, journals, reserve books and other library materials.

2. Process item holds, recalls, reserves, renewals and other patron requests, including collecting material from compact shelving in the basement.

3. Prepares all new library materials. Labels and physically processes library materials.

4. Main­tains statistical and inventory records and participates in the inventory process, including record maintenance.

5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

• A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND current enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program accredited by the American Library Association. At the time of appointment to this position, the candidate must have completed a course in cataloging/metadata.

• Working experience with current cataloging standards (AACR2 and/or RDA).

• Working experience with an integrated library system (Koha preferred).

• Working experience with OCLC Connexion cataloging client.

• Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings.

• Knowledge of LC classifications.

• Experience developing subject guides.

• Ability to work collegially with a diverse group of library patrons. Excellent customer service skills in answering questions and requests for library materials.

• Must be able to maintain the privacy of confidential information.

• A confidentiality agreement must be signed.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Apply To: IL