Information Services Librarian (Part-time, 9-month)

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: The Information Services Librarian is a versatile and imaginative librarian with a strong service orientation and a keen awareness of new technologies whose main responsibilities are to provide reference and instructional services to students and assist in collection development. This is a part-time, 9-month position working nights and weekends (approximately 12 hours per week.)

Core Competencies:

  1. 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.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides reference services (nights and weekends) at our Information and Help service desk via in-person consultations, phone and chat.
  2. May assist in collection development, bibliographic instruction, inter-library loan, and other library services.
  3. Monitors student workers and assists with circulation questions.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school. 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
  • Ability to troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers and fax
  • Knowledge of LibGuides, and LibChat preferred

Special Requirements:

  • Must be available to work nights and weekends. Part-time Librarians work twice a week, one weeknight until 1am and one weekend shift. The weeknight remains the same throughout the school year. The weekend shift rotates between Saturday, Sunday afternoon, and Sunday evening. Usually, the rotation allows for the fourth weekend off. Hours average 12 hours a 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.