Portland Cement Association – Library Information Specialist/ Technical Assistant (LTA)

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Portland Cement Association

  • 5420 Old Orchard Road
  • Skokie, Illinois 60077-1083
  • 847.966.6200 Fax 847.966.9781
Department Name: Engineering Research (Library) Full time


Portland Cement Association (PCA) (www.cement.org), founded in 1916, is a major trade association representing America’s cement manufacturers. PCA’s mission is to “improve and expand the uses of cement and concrete through market development, research, and public affairs.” PCA is engaged in multiple industry alliances and partnerships consistent with its mission.

PCA’s Engineering Research (Library) holds one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of information on cement and concrete. Engineering Research (Library) maintains and continually updates its collections with important resources on cement chemistry, concrete technologies, manufacturing process, environmental technologies, and health and safety issues related to the industry. The Engineering Research (Library) supports PCA’s mission and strategic initiatives by providing technical and research information to PCA members, PCA and CTLGroup Staff, industry professionals, government agencies, allies, and the engineering community. The department utilizes a wide range of electronic tools to address critical information needs. The department’s access to expertise in PCA and allied industry resources, as well as international resources, allows quick solutions and access to state-of-the-art information. The department’s knowledge management experts work to solve the industries’ most challenging problems while advancing technical exchange to increase opportunities for the use of cement and concrete.

Position Summary

This is a regular full-time, Library Information Specialist/Technical Assistant (LTA) position. The successful candidate is responsible for performing day-to-day operations of the Library and participating in various projects related to technical services, digitization and resource sharing. Job duties include cataloging, processing new materials, circulation, interlibrary loans, scanning documents, providing access to archived materials, and data research, analysis, compilation, and reporting. Other related duties may be assigned.

Impact on Organization Mission, Vision, Strategies

The position supports the PCA mission of extending the use of cement and concrete by providing concrete knowledge/research to members and cement/concrete users.

The position supports the strategic plan by providing knowledge that supports all aspects of business continuity, market development, sustainability, and technical development of members and concrete users.

Essential Skills and Experience

Education: certificate or associate degree in LTA program, or bachelor’s or master’s degree

or equivalent combination of training and experiences.

Experience: library work experience is preferred. However, recent graduates are encouraged to apply.


  • Working knowledge of OCLC copy cataloging and Library of Congress Classification, MARC formats and AACR2 cataloging standards preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, MS Word, Outlook, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills. High level of accuracy and detail-oriented.
  • Proficient in using databases.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, in groups, and efficiently.

Working Conditions

Office environment with an extended use of computer and scanning equipment, but occasionally perform medium duty lifting (up to 20 pounds).

Starting salary: $36,000

Additional Information

This position description describes the general nature of the position. The above information is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities and cover every aspect of the position. Additional responsibilities and elements of the description may be added, changed or deleted by management at any time either in writing or verbally.
Date: August 7, 2015

College of DuPage Library & Information Technology program Clerical Ass’t

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Position Title: Clerical Assistant – Lib Info Tech, SC1CLRASSTLIT (FA 15)
Position Number: SC1CLRASSTLIT
Department: Library & Information Tech – LIBRA
Position Type: Student Employee – ST
Pay Type: Hourly Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $8.50 per hour
Function of Position: Assist Program Director as needed.
Duties of Position:
Input Word documents into PC.
Type documents, letters and envelopes.
Answer phones and take messages. Occasionally calls departments on campus.
Copy materials for classes and LTA instructors.
Take/pick up documents to/from Copy Center, mail boxes and other on-campus locations.

EXPERIENCE: Prefer students registered in Library and Information Technology.

High school diploma or equivalent.
Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for Fall/Spring semester or 1 credit hour for Summer semester.
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
If a first semester student, GPA requirement is waived.

EXPERIENCE: One year office skills experience.

Equipment & Working Conditions: 7 hours per week as arranged by coordinator of program.
Must be computer literate and very accurate. Good command of the English language. Excellent written and verbal skills. Ability to follow directions effectively, accurately type 35 wpm minimum, PC telephone, copy machine, fax and other office equipment.

This student position may require taking one or more of the following test(s) below at the college expense.

– Filing
– Typing
– Physical
– Background Check

Offer of employment will be contingent upon completion and satisfactory results of the test(s) mentioned above.

Follett Corp. – Cataloging Paraprofessional

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Job Title: Paraprofessional: Cataloging
Job Description:
Paraprofessional: Cataloging – 33700
FSS McHenry West, Mchenry, IL 60050
Summary of Position:
Performs functions to catalog titles in accordance with standard library cataloging practices.
Specific Responsibilities:
   • Performs original and copy cataloging for print and digital book, audiovisual materials and other products sold by Follett Corporation divisions.
   • Catalogs in accordance with national library cataloging practices for selected titles.
   • Performs original cataloging work on a computer using common industry tools, custom Follett proprietary tools, and available research resources.
   • Performs copy cataloging work on a computer using common industry tools, custom Follett proprietary tools, and available research resources.
   • Creates Name Authority Records (NAR) and series authority records (SAR) for the Name Authority Cooperative (NACO) in OCLC and submits them to the appropriate Cataloging Supervisor for review.
   • Updates existing catalog records in company database and edits MARC tagging, subject headings, call  numbers, name authorities, annotations, etc. as necessary or directed.
   • Composes brief objective annotations to reflect the main plot or subject of the work.
   • Reviews dust jacket, cover, contents page, introduction, and subject headings to describe special aspects of the work and justify the subject headings whenever possible.
   • Makes corrections to existing annotations as needed.
   • Utilizes on-line or electronic review sources as needed to create annotations.
   • Produces work product on assigned tasks exceeding the defined minimum production volume within the defined quality tolerances.
• Associates’s degree or equivalent related broad training/work experience (LTA preferred).
• 1-3 years related work experience.
• Prior experience with library operations or MARC records a plus.
• Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
• Ability to determine record and item matches for copy cataloging purposes.
• Ability to navigate the Internet to obtain accurate data for name authorities and foreign language titles.

School Dist. U-46 Library Paraeducator Full Time

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Library Paraeducator Full Time JobID: 7798
Date Posted:
Wayne & Laurel Hill Elementary
Date Available:

This position does include benefits.
Pay rate – minimum rate per DUEA contract.

Educator License with Stipulations: Endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator requirements:

Harper College Main Campus (Palatine) – Library Assistant I / Part Time Evenings

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Job no: 492388
Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Classified Staff
Salary: $14.22-$17.92
Division: Provost
Department: Resources For Learning

Schedule Information: Monday through Thursday 4-10 pm, when school is in session

Hours Per Week: 24

Benefits:  Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; 2 Harper Tuition Waivers per semester.

Duties of Position:

To provide essential public services to library patrons during evening hours.  This position is responsible for:

·  Registering, authenticating and updating patron status into Voyager

·  Checking in and checking out library materials

·  Collecting fines, placing material on hold and notifying patrons

·  Re-calling overdue materials requested by other patrons

·  Providing basic information to patrons in person, by phone or by mail.  Making necessary referrals as needed

·  Troubleshooting copiers, printers, DVD/VHS players, microfilm readers etc.

·  Checking laptops in and out, inspecting and recharging them once returned

·  Processing materials borrowed and lent through I-Share, notifying patrons that requested item(s) have been received and returning items to the lending libraries

·  Maintaining reserve and media shelves in order

·  Supervising evening student employees

  • Providing coverage at the information desk on a rotating schedule
  • Performing various projects i.e. shifting, shelf-reading, stack maintenance, inventory
  • Closing the Library
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Educational Requirements: High school graduate with computer experience in a windows environment.

Experience Requirements: One year automated library circulation experience preferred.  Customer service experience preferred.

 *****No phone calls to library services*****

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: August 14, 2015.

Required Documents:  ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Advertised: 31 Jul 2015 Central Standard Time

Popular Services Reference Assistant – Stickney-Forest View Public Library District

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Stickney-Forest View Public Library District
Cook County

Position Information

Popular Services Reference Assistant
Part Time
19 hours per week, some evenings and every other Saturday required
Minimum starting salary $14.00 per hour, depending on education and experience
Position Description:

The Stickney-Forest View Public Library District is seeking a customer-focused, service-oriented, and tech-savvy individual to join our Popular Services reference team.

Duties include working at the Popular Services reference desk assisting patrons with reference, readers’ advisory, and technology questions and assisting the full-time Librarians with other general Popular Services functions, such as collection development, programming, and promoting Library resources, programs, and services to the community.

This position is a part time (19-hour) position requiring some evening and weekend work.

Candidates must have valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • An LTA certificate with one year library experience preferred, or an Associate’s degree plus two year reference experience is required.
  • Strong knowledge of desktop and mobile computing, Microsoft Office suite, and social media
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Other highly desirable skills include:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and references via email. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline:

Open until job is filled

To Apply

Application Contact:

Leighton Shell

Apply To:
Stickney-Forest View Public Library District

6800 W. 43rd Street

Stickney, IL 60402

Phone: 708-749-1050
Fax: 708-749-3828

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