Opportunity Knocks

Hello fair readers!

I have had the fortunate opportunity to work at the Joseph Schaffner Library at Northwestern University while working on my graduate school. And now we are hiring another Intern. I would encourage any Chicago area library students to check out this paid internship. It is a wonderful environment to work in and valid experience to put on your resume. Carol is an amazing boss who will include you in many aspects of the library. So far I have been fortunate enough to contribute to library instruction podcasts, evaluate databases, and answer reference via Instant Messaging. So if you are looking for academic library experience and have a passion for progressive librarianship, I would encourage you to check out Schaffner. Here is the job posting:

For GSLIS Students
Joseph Schaffner Library Northwestern University

Joseph Schaffner Library, a branch of Northwestern University’s Library, has a part-time position available for a GSLIS student. Schaffner Library, located on Northwestern’s Chicago campus near Water Tower Place and the John Hancock Building, serves adult part-time students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs and professional development certificate programs. The library emphasizes reference services, bibliographic instruction and exploration of new technologies.
Provide reference assistance and develop familiarity with Schaffner’s reference collection. Assist patrons in the use of electronic resources, including the online catalog, a variety of online databases and the Internet. Serve as a computer consultant for a lab within the library, trouble-shooting hardware and software problems. Assist in various library operations including circulation, intercampus and interlibrary loans, checking in serials and new books, and a wide range of other projects as assigned.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program of Library and Information Science. Although an extensive background with computers is not required, a demonstrated willingness to learn is essential. Completion of or current enrollment in a reference course is preferred. Interest in academic libraries is also preferred. Flexibility and the ability to work well with people is required.
Conditions of Employment:
Three five-hour shifts per week (afternoons, evenings, and weekends). The schedule is arranged around GSLIS classes. The rate of pay is $11.00 per hour, and positions typically last one year.
Please contact us for more information about this exciting pre-professional opportunity!
To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to:
Carol Doyle
Joseph Schaffner Library
339 E. Chicago Ave., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Fax: (312) 503-8930

If you have any further questions about this position I will be happy to answer on the comments below. Have a lovely Sunday everyone.

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