Information Services Librarian (9-month, part-time position)

Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: Phillips Library has a small staff with a big heart. We are looking for part time librarians that love working with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. The part-time Information Services Librarian efficiently meets the information needs of the Aurora University community. The ideal candidate will be pleasant and positive in a variety of situations and work well independently on projects as assigned. The part-time Information Services Librarian is a 9-month position with benefit eligibility to participate in Aurora University's 403b plan.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides reference services (nights and weekends) at our Information service desk via in-person consultations, phone and chat.
  • Keeps up-to-date on library services and works in collaboration with other staff to initiate new services.
  • Monitors student workers and assists with circulation questions.
  • May assist in collection development, interlibrary loan, and other library services.

  • Essential Job Requirements:


    • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school. Recent graduates and current library students encouraged to apply.


    • Academic library experience or coursework preferred.


    • Proficient with database searching techniques.
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
    • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
    • Troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers and fax.
    • Knowledge of LibGuides, and LibChat preferred.

    Special Requirements:

    • This part-time librarian will fill one weeknight and weekend rotation for a total of 4 - 13 hours per week.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to move about the Library and move books/items on carts.
    • Must be able to shift books from cart to shelf.
    • Must have visual ability sufficient to read/interpret call numbers and other information on books and documents.

    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

    Apply to:

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-5650 - fax - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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