Job Posting: Reference Librarian (part-time/temporary), Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Provides reference, research, and instructional services.  Assists with interlibrary loan, access services, collection development, website maintenance, and photocopy and copy photography services as needed.


  1. Provides reference service at the Reference Desk on a regularly scheduled basis.  Provides reference and research services to museum staff on demand.  Responds to written, telephone, and email reference questions as necessary.
  2. Assists in providing bibliographic instruction, training and orientations for AIC staff, School of the Art Institute classes, the Libraries’ reference staff and other groups as necessary.
  1. Assists with incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan operations.  Responds to other requests for loans and copies.
  1. Promotes the libraries’ collections and services through developing social media and website content.
  1. Assists with selection of collection materials.
  1. Conducts research and pursues special projects as required.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Familiarity with major bibliographic tools (printed and electronic) and research methods for Art History.
  • Familiarity with the interlibrary loan codes and guidelines, and experience with interlibrary loan borrowing and lending.
  • Strong commitment to public service and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff from all areas of the library, museum, and school.

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