The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) possesses a unique and historic collection of more than 4 million volumes and supports specialized research at over 200 colleges and university member institutions by providing access to essential materials from around the globe in both print and digital format. If you are looking for work worth doing that has a scholarly benefit then consider the following part-time Library Assistant positions
Prior experience working in a team is preferred. Positions are responsible for retrieving and returning material from and to the stacks which does require the ability to routinely lift up to 20 lbs and pushing a cart with 100 lbs of library material upon it. Stack Management Assistants may also be assigned to projects involving work with special collections and/or fragile material.
Assist with processing member requests by bar coding and creating item records for materials that are about to be shipped. In addition to being able to lift up to 20 lbs, push a cart with 100 lbs of library material, organize and file, this position requires basic data entry skills and functionality in Word.
Position is responsible for bar-coding and inputting or deleting location and holdings information into the on-line catalog. Position requires basic data entry, word processing and internet search skills. Ability to work with non-Western languages preferred. Position requires consistent lifting of material weighing 5-10 pounds and Technical Services Assistants may be required to push a cart with up to 100 pounds of library material on it.
Requirements for all the opportunities described:
Ability to assimilate instructions and execute work within established processes, according to instructions
Attention to detail and capacity to consistently perform detailed and/or repetitive work accurately and in a timely manner
Ability to collect and assemble information in an orderly efficient manner
Must be able to maintain a regular work schedule, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Most position require the ability to work between 8 – 18 hours per week … Some positions require the ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Must be authorized to legally accept work in the U. S., not limited to “on campus” employment.
Prior library experience and an understanding of the research and classroom uses of primary and secondary source material are the preferred qualifications for all positions. Experience researching and comparing scholarly material and foreign language fluency are plusses.
Compensation: The current pay rate is $11.00 per hour
How to Apply: Forward a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org stating which opportunity or opportunities you are applying for in the subject line. You must also provide the days and hours you are available for work. You may also fax the information to: 773-955-4339
Center for Research Libraries
6050 S. Kenwood Ave
Chicago Illinois 60637
CRL is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v, that values the diversity of its work force as a key ingredient for serving its members global interests
About Center for Research Libraries Global Research Network
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines.CRL acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, docum...ents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. Most materials acquired are from outside the United States, and many are from the five emerging regions of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America.