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Requisition Number 
Departmental Job Title
Library Assistant II
Type of Position
Number of Positions Available
Laboratory School
11420-The Laboratory Schools
About the Unit
The Laboratory Schools is among the largest independent schools in the country with a history dating to 1896 under the auspices of John Dewey and the University of Chicago. Located on the U of C campus, the Schools serve children (N-12) from metropolitan Chicago with approximately 60% of the students coming from families affiliated with the University. The University environment attracts a rich and diverse student body and parents who value and support a quality educational program.

The Laboratory Schools’ seeks the finest employees who have a desire to inspire a love of learning in our students and we employ people with a wide range of skills and training in many different disciplines. We have a long history of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work. We continue to build on this work and seek out employees who also share this commitment to one of our core values. We are committed to making sure that Lab is a great place to work and our connection to the University of Chicago provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.

Unit Job Summary
The Library Assistant II is responsible for performing a broad range of library tasks closely following departmental guidelines and procedures, including: charge and discharge stacks materials; check-in periodicals and maintain holding records; copy catalog; repair materials as needed; and place book orders and process new books. Performs work in accordance with Laboratory Schools Library standards and procedures. This position requires the ability to tolerate and work in a moderate dust environment.
This is a nine-month position.
High School diploma required; college degree preferred.
Previous related work experience required; previous library experience preferred. Previous experience working in a K-12 educational setting preferred. Previous experience using Follett Destiny online catalog preferred. Macintosh computer experience which includes spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database software required; working skill with keyboard required.
Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies: manage interpersonal relationships and interact/communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with patrons, staff, faculty, students and others; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problems; work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team; use or learn a range of position-related software applications. Ability to find and shelve books on bottom and top shelves required; ability to pick up and deliver mail/books/interoffice forms around buildings required. demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple work flows required; demonstrated ability to learn and apply a variety of library processes and procedures required; ability to sustain attention to detail required; ability to tolerate and work in a moderate dust environment required.
Required Job Seeker Documents
Cover Letter
Reference Contact Information
Work Location
Campus – Hyde Park
Work Schedule
If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail
M-F 7:30a-4p
Benefits Eligible?
Union (If applicable):
024-Local 743, I.B.T. Clerical
Pay Grade
Pay Range
$15.27 – $17.82
Pay Frequency
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
Is a Background Check Required?
Is Drug Testing Required?