Research and Learning Services Intern

Loyola University Chicago   Chicago, IL   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 13, 2023
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Position Details

Position Details

Job Title

Library Assistant - Intern

Position Number

8300870

Job Category

University Staff

Job Type

Part-Time

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Campus

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Department Name

DEAN OF LIBRARIES

Location Code

LIBRARY REFERENCE (02900E)

Is this split and/or fully grant funded?

No

Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago invites applications from students enrolled in library and information science graduate programs to apply for a half-time Research and Learning Services Intern position for the 2022-2023 academic year, with the possibility of extension while still enrolled in graduate studies. Each position is for approximately 20 hours per week, with schedules to be determined based on duties and availability.

Summary: Interns will teach research instruction sessions for undergraduate students in the First Year Experience program, provide research and information support at service desks, create research guides and tutorials, and contribute to other library programming. The interns will receive robust training in the provision of research support, instruction, and public services, as well as a broad introduction to professional practice in an academic library. The successful candidates will be based primarily at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park with opportunities for additional experience at the Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago. Interns will be expected to work most hours on campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide up to six research instruction sessions per week for first-year students, in freshman writing courses, following established lesson plans with specific learning outcomes.
  • Provide research instruction for other groups and programs, including but not limited to Arrupe College, student success programs, and academic departments.
  • Provide research and information services in person at public service desks, and virtually via chat and email.
  • Create and maintain research guides and tutorials.
  • Contribute to other library departments and projects, based on interest and experience, including but not limited to archives, collection development, assessment, technical services, access services, digital services, and library marketing.
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science graduate program.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (including OneDrive) and Google Drive
  • Knowledge of library research tools and practices
  • Ability to learn new software programs
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a library or information environment
  • Coursework in library reference and instruction
  • Experience teaching library instruction classes
Minimum Education:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science graduate program
Certificates/Credentials/Licenses

None

Computer Skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (including OneDrive) and Google Drive
  • Knowledge of library research tools and practices
  • Ability to learn new software programs
Supervisory Responsibilities

No

Required operation of university owned vehicles

No

Does this position require direct animal or patient contact?

No

Physical Demands

None

Working Conditions

None

Open Date

09/20/2022

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Loyola requires all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID-19 vaccinated along with receiving the COVID-19 Booster vaccine when eligible. An exemption for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Quick Link for Posting

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/21979

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Are you currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science graduate program?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents