Information Services Librarian

Aurora, IL
Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Information Services Librarian

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: The Information Services Librarian is a versatile and imaginative librarian who supports learning with a strong service orientation and a keen awareness of new technologies whose main responsibilities are to provide reference and instructional services to students and assist in collection development.

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides Reference Desk services and Information Literacy instruction.
  2. Assists with collection development and weeding in assigned subject area(s).
  3. Provides reference services as assigned (including some evening and weekend hours).
  4. May act as library liaison to assigned department(s) for collection development, information literacy instruction, and other services.
  5. Keeps up-to-date on library services and works in collaboration with other staff to initiate new services.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • MLS from an ALA accredited school.


  • 3-5 years of academic library service preferred.


  • A collaborative disposition. Willingness to work with library colleagues in a rapidly changing information environment. Ability to work collaboratively with other campus departments and individuals.
  • Dedication to teamwork. We are a small department where each person contributes unique talents to the whole. Flexibility and acceptance of change are necessary.
  • Communicates effectively to student patrons, co-workers, and the campus community both orally and in writing.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to teach library skills to all sizes of groups.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move about campus.
  • Ability to interact via telephone, in person and via electronic media.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission included. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the Greater Chicago land Area.


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