Crerar Circulation Assistant
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Chicago, IL 60290
454750102 Crerar Access Serv-Circ
ABOUT THE UNIT
As a center of intense intellectual inquiry, the University of Chicago Library aspires to be the most dynamic research and learning environment in the world, supporting the University s commitment to research and teaching and to using its intellectual resources to help solve the world s problems. Even as we continue to focus on building and preserving our renowned collections, the Library is assuming new roles that are vital to research, innovation, and learning at the University. In the process, we are leveraging the deep expertise of Library staff, developing services that support new avenues of research, and expanding access to and preservation of scholarly resources in ways that advance the goals of the University community and the needs of the next generation of scholars. The Crerar Library primarily serves the biological and physical science divisions of the University of Chicago by providing access to physical and electronic resources. We also serve the community by providing access to our resources for unaffiliated researchers and other users meeting specific criteria.
Under the direction of the Crerar Access Supervisor, the Crerar Circulation Assistant is responsible for all manner of duties related to Access Services, Circulation, and locating items in the bookstacks. This position will handle a variety of questions and requests from patrons relating to their library account and access to the library, as well as general information about the Library and University campus. The position involves interactions with other library and University staff and departments. Responsibilities require a high level of communication and organizational skills, as well as independent action and thoughtful judgment.
WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday: 8:00 am 12:30 pm; Monday Wednesday: 7:30 pm 12:00 pm (5:30 pm 10:00 pm Interim Periods); Saturday: 8:00 am 2:30 pm (24 hours/week)
- Performs all routine and advanced Circulation functions, including training and overseeing student staff in the absence of a supervisor.
- Explains and upholds library policies and procedures.
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