Part-Time Librarian

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PART-TIME LIBRARIAN
OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE

The Library of Olive-Harvey College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks an innovative, collaborative, customer service-oriented, technologically astute part-time librarian to provide professional services to students, faculty, and staff.  This position is responsible for delivering a full range of services, including section management, customer service, reference assistance, academic advising and education to students regarding the use of the college library.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs specialized tasks involved in the acquisition, cataloging, referencing and circulation of library materials.
  • Assists all library users with electronic and print materials.
  • Assists staff and patrons in identifying and locating documents and materials.
  • Adapts cataloging of new materials using the Library of Congress Catalog or similar systems.
  • Researches and solves complex bibliographic identification problems.
  • Selects, orders, catalogs and classifies special collections of technical books, periodicals, slides, films strips, motion pictures, video tapes, journal reprints and other materials.
  • Performs literature searches and annotates or abstracts materials.
  • Assists patrons in research problems.
  • Must have familiarity with Internet sources and the ability to search on-line databases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science is required.
  • Must be self-directed, innovative and able to assess current operations in an effort to develop practical action programs to improve the functioning of the department.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required with the ability to effectively interact with personnel at all levels (both inside and outside of the organization).
  • Must be able to work well within a culturally diverse environment with the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be flexible, innovative and possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible schedule including Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm.

For consideration:  All interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit the following documents together for review:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that includes a statement of commitment to inclusivity/equity
  • Legible copy of your college transcripts (unofficial transcripts initially accepted; official transcripts required at time of interview)
  • Two letters of recommendation

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

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