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Supreme Court of Illinois Library – Library Assistant

Position Description

The Supreme Court of Illinois Library has an immediate opening for a Library Assistant. This is a full-time position at the downtown Chicago branch. The hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. This is a salaried position that offers medical, dental, vision, paid government holidays, and vacation benefits.

The Chicago Branch library is staffed with one librarian and one paraprofessional. This library serves primarily the First District Supreme Court Justices (3), First District Appellate Court Justices (24), and Law Clerks (87). There are approximately 30,000 volumes.

Job Duties

  • Process acquisitions and update the existing collection


  • Serve as first point of contact for all patrons entering the library


  • Maintain library periodicals and communicate with vendors as necessary to acquire missing materials


  • Sort and process library mail


  • Administrative duties


  • Special projects and other tasks as assigned


Preferred Education and Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Excel


  • Organization and strong attention to detail


Send cover letter and resume to:


Sarah Sherman




Non-negotiable salary:




Resumes will be received until September 20, 2018.



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