Technical Services Assistant | Lewis University

Posted on Mar 16, 2017

The Lewis University Library invites applications for a Technical Services Assistant to participate in technical services, digitization and resource sharing functions of the Library.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a vigorous and growing institution located 25 miles SW of Chicago. Lewis University provides students a liberal arts-based and career-focused education, engaging students in the exploration and creation of academic, professional, and personal opportunities in a supportive community. As a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition, our approach is values-based and ethically-focused.  For additional information see our website at

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support and promote the Library Vision, offering diverse and dynamic resources and collections to its learning community in the spirit of academic inquiry and civic engagement.


  • Identify and download bibliographic records for the local catalog using automated systems and current cataloging standards and protocols
  • Perform copy/adaptive cataloging for library materials in all formats, including both print and electronic resources
  • Update the catalog to reflect changes in the collection
  • Assist with catalog record cleanup
  • Prepare new materials for circulation
  • Perform basic repair of library materials
  • Receive and process periodicals, initiate claims for undelivered materials and maintain serials collection
  • Develop and maintain updated records and data necessary for audits and reports


  • Scan a variety of documents using established procedures
  • Ensure proper handling of historical documents
  • Use established metadata procedures to catalogue scanned documents
  • Keep abreast of current trends, new developments, and best practices in areas of responsibility


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of Library of Congress classification, MARC formats and OCLC cataloging interface.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in commonly used library and office software applications, such as Voyager integrated library system and Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with metadata formats, such as Dublin Core.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to see projects through to completion.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and cooperate in a flexible team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior library experience in an academic library.
  • Experience with technical service functions, including automated library systems.


Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
United States

How to apply

Application Instructions: For a full description and to be considered for this position visit

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias, and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.

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