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:

PART-TIME PRE-PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE
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.
Duties:
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.
Qualifications:
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
c-doyle4@northwestern.edu

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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