CARLI Building Diversity Graduate Assistant

CARLI, a unit of the University of Illinois System Office, reporting to Avijit Ghosh, Interim Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is hiring two graduate assistants for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 semesters. 

Graduate assistants will perform professional-level duties at participating CARLI member libraries. Graduate assistants will gain broad experience across library functions, including circulation, reference, collection development, researching and curating collections, creating research guides, and other general tasks. Graduate assistants will work closely with participating library staff to complete projects integral to the library, while gaining skills that enhance their post-graduation employment success, and their knowledge of the range of opportunities available in academic libraries.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

The primary duties and responsibilities of graduate assistants will vary by location as noted below:

Chicago Theological Seminary

Loyola University Chicago

Moraine Valley Community College

University of Illinois Chicago



Admission to or enrollment in the MS/LIS degree program in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences and the Leep Online Program; at least 10 credit hours enrollment

Additional qualifications as noted by host libraries.

Compensation and hours

Monthly compensation: $1,072,22

Hours per week: 10 hours with work hours as arranged with the graduate assistant and host library

Appointment duration

August 22–December 16, 2022, for the Fall 2022 Semester;
January 16–May 13, 2023, for the Spring 2023 Semester.


Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd.Chicago, IL 60660

Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills,  9000 W. College Pkwy. Building L Palos Hills, IL. 60465-2478

University of Illinois Chicago, 801 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607-4243

*Hybrid or remote arrangements will be made by the host library in collaboration with the graduate assistant.

To Apply

To apply, please submit your completed application form including the personal statement and professional goals statement, resume/CV; and names, email addresses, and job titles for two professional references as detailed in the application form.

Please submit all materials as a single PDF file to , on or before March 15, 5 p.m. CT. Incomplete or late application packets will not be considered.

About the Program

For additional information about this program, visit the Building Diversity Graduate Assistant Program page.