Technical Services Librarian


Concordia University Chicago
Library Type: 
Academic Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
$48,000 (DOQ)

Concordia University Chicago invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Technical Services Librarian to provide support to the office of Library. This position is located in River Forest, IL and reports to the Director of Library Services.


  • Oversee ordering electronic and physical books, including acquisitions requests from faculty
  • Collaborate with the Director of Library Services to monitor ordering, receiving, processing, and payment of all collection materials
  • Responsible for original and copy cataloging
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of Ex-Libris Alma library software system (ILS) and WorldCat Discovery
  • Serve as the liaison with Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) and OCLC
  • Maintain and distribute to library staff: acquisitions, cataloging policies, and procedures
  • Supervise binding and preservation
  • Train and supervise Federal Student Workers regarding technical services projects
  • Collaborate with the library team on collection development
  • Pull and prepare usage statistics for upcoming renewals and tracking subscription renewal notice deadlines
  • Participate in the reference desk coverage on occasion
  • Works on Saturday every one-two month/s is required
  • Other duties as assigned

Skill Sets:

  • Knowledge of acquisitions and cataloging practices in an automated environment; preferably of Ex-Libris Alma library software system (ILS)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others

Minimum Experience Required:

A minimum of one year cataloging experience in an academic library; one year library acquisitions experience

Education Requirements:

MLS degree from ALA-accredited institution

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Monday, October 3, 2022
Application Note: 

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Application Information:

Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume and three references with their online application.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

Application Contact: 
Liesl Cottrell
Apply To: 
Klinck Memorial Library
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest , IL 60305
Phone: 7082093053
41° 53' 53.9268" N, 87° 48' 39.5532" W