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LAC Group – Technical Services Library Assistant

Position Title

Technical Services Library Assistant


 Position Description

LAC Group seeks a Technical Services Library Assistant for our client, a law firm in Chicago, IL. The individual will perform various day-to-day tasks including invoice processing and serial support services related to daily operations of the law firm and its library collections.



 Provide library local support services, including, but not limited to: open and process mail, log receipt of material into the library ILS, route multiple daily publications, process new acquisitions, process returns, assist with basic orders, basic renewals, and basic cancellations, route print and electronic material, process office copies/desk-books and prepare for mailroom distribution, maintain routing lists as requested

Daily processing and copying of invoices, including allocation of payments, computation of state tax, and application of Firm client matter codes and/or practice area codes, when applicable

Filing of all processed and pending invoices for future retrieval when needed

Maintenance of spreadsheets and fiscal accounts for vendor payments and tracking of cancelled books, periodicals, and online resources

Assistance in tracking down missing/overdue library materials not received

Manage the physical library collection, including shelving, weeding and shifting of library material, noting when items are damaged and/or missing from the collection, etc.

Application of library-directed special messages via emails to evaluate collection

Assistance to Library Deputy Manager with vendor invoice inquiries

Assist with inter-library loans (ILL)

Other duties as assigned




College degree preferred

Demonstrated experience providing library support services – preferably in a law library environment

Knowledge of library techniques, systems and procedures

Knowledge of sources of reference and bibliographic material

Experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS) – preferably SirsiDynix EOS

Knowledge of Excel, Outlook and other MS products

Ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing

Ability to establish effective working relationships with all members of the project team

Ability to work quickly and independently with minimum supervision

Excellent customer service skills





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