Library Technician Circulation- IL- Library Services- Part-time


Midwestern University
Library Type: 
Academic Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Saturday 6PM – 10PM Sunday 7PM--12AM Monday 7PM –12AM Thursday 7PM – 12AM

The Library Technician for Circulation primarily provides circulation services and upon assignment and training provides document delivery services and technical services to Midwestern University patrons. As the main customer service face of the library, this individual is a major information point for the whole campus, answering questions from all students, faculty, and staff in person, by phone, by live chat, and by email. The position reports to the Access Services and Interlibrary Loan Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform circulation desk procedures
  • Provide excellent customer service through patron assistance and interaction.
  • Maintain the physicality of the library proper including the troubleshooting of computers, printers, copiers, and scanners
  • Straighten shelves and maintain the cleanliness of student study spaces, including but not limited to wiping whiteboards and computer monitors
  • Participate in special projects and complete other duties as assigned
  • Assist Access Services and Interlibrary Loan Manager with the development of workflow and procedures
  • Sustain a flexible work schedule, which may include occasionally covering additional shifts as necessary
  • Upon training and need, provide Document Delivery Services, using an integrated library system, scan/copy/print articles and deliver via web posting

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This individual must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and must have regular, predictable in-person attendance. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

The individual must have a Bachelor's degree or Library Technical Assistant Certification with 1 year of related experience or an Associate's degree with 2-3 years of related library experience is required. A Bachelor's degree with 1 year of related experience is desired. Experience working in a team and customer service-oriented environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Computer Skills

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Language Skills

Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Reasoning Ability

Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Mathematical Ability

Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Apply To: 
Midwestern University
555 31st St
Downers Grove , IL 60515
Phone: 630-515-7644
41° 49' 40.5912" N, 87° 59' 57.4296" W