Secretary (Evenings) | Lewis University

Posted on Oct 31, 2017

The Library at Lewis University invites applications for a Secretary to coordinate and perform responsible clerical and secretarial duties in the University Library. The Secretary will work evenings, Sunday-Thursday.

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


  • Provide evening secretarial/clerical coordination of the Circulation functions of the library and equipment as required.
  • In coordination with the Day Circulation Secretary, process I-Share/ILL requests.
  • Serve as a customer services representative of the library during the evening and act as the first point of contact to meet, greet and provide assistance to students, faculty/staff and the public regarding the Circulation operations of the library.
  • Answer telephone and email inquiries giving prompt and accurate information to students, faculty/staff and the public in a professional and courteous manner ensuring account confidentiality.
  • In coordination with the Secretary 1, Library – Day Circulation, make recommendations for hiring, training, supervising, assigning and evaluating work tasks of the student workers.
  • Serve as primary back-up to duties of Day Circulation Secretary.
  • Assist technical services staff with basic item record maintenance duties, including processing and distribution/removal of physical materials, etc.
  • Be proactive in keeping current with the ILS and future upgrades to the system.
  • Assist in maintaining and enforcing library documentation regarding workflow, policies and procedures.
  • Assist in special projects and/or activities.

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent credentials required.
  • Proficiency in computer software (e.g. MS Office tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills, close attention to details and the ability to work as a self-starter are strongly desired.
  • Must be able to operate typical library equipment including pushing carts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior library experience
  • Information literacy/knowledge of library functions and research techniques
  • Some college level course work or Library Technical Assistant certification


Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
United States

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