IL Supreme Court Library – Chicago Branch – Library Assistant

Employer Name: IL Supreme Court Library – Chicago Branch


Position Title: 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 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Library Assistant performs a variety of detailed, routine and non-routine library duties following standardized methods or instructions, such as searching for, recording, shelving, filing and copying materials. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Librarian.

Functions Include:

Process acquisitions and update the existing collection Serve as first point of contact for all patrons entering the library and assist patrons with acquiring materials in the collection and online Maintain library periodicals and communicate with Accounts Technician and/or vendors to acquire missing materials Sort and process library mail including daily delivery of newspapers within building Administrative duties Special projects, including Inventory (every two years) and other tasks as assigned

Education and Experience:

Requires graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certification (GED). Some college preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and Word, Microsoft OneDrive Organization, strong attention to detail, and ability to interact professionally with court personnel including judges Requires working knowledge of correct English usage, punctuation, spelling, grammar and vocabulary Requires ability to word process, and to operate microform, fax, and copy machines An elementary knowledge of routine law library functions and procedures is preferred

Physical Requirements:

This position requires the ability to lift at least 25 pounds, push a library book cart, and be comfortable with occasional shelving on ladders. This is a professional office working environment requiring telephone usage and the ability to process written documents.


An attractive Judicial Branch benefits package is offered, including medical, dental, vision, pension plan, life insurance and deferred compensation.

Salary: $35,949

Application Process: Interested individuals should submit – via email – a letter of interest and resume to:

This position will remain open until filled.

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