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Sidley Austin LLP – Library Operations Assistant

Position Description:

The Library Operations Assistant works as part of a collaborative Library team. The Assistant will support all facets of print and electronic material management by cross training with Operations team members, and will support library services, internally and externally, through various special projects related to ILS, print collection and patron support.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with ordering, receiving, distributing and tracking of print and electronic materials.
  • Perform copy cataloging and maintain accurate records of resources held by the Library.
  • Track and resolve operations related questions from staff and attorneys, escalating to another team member, as appropriate.
  • Cross train with and support members of the Operations department. Act as back up to other members of the Operations department, as needed
  • Perform administrative tasks to support the various functions of the Library department.
  • Support special projects as assigned by Manager or Director



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).


Education and/or Experience:


  • A minimum of 2 year of experience in Library Operations or Technical Services
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree and/or work experience
  • Familiarity with standard library methods and procedures
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to lift, carry or move up to 25 lbs.



  • Experience in a corporate or legal library
  • Experience with copy cataloging and MARC fields


Apply here.


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