Graduate Student Library Associate (Part-Time) - Erikson Institute

Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development located in downtown Chicago, is seeking to hire a part-time Graduate Student Library Associate for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Library Associate is primarily responsible for staffing the information desk and assisting library users both in person and virtually. This can include technology or research instruction, reference, and general circulation procedures.

Additionally, the Library Associate will be assigned other duties based on experience, interest, and library need. Including but not limited to:

  • Course reserve processing using Ares reserves software
  • Digital archives scanning and metadata creation using Content DM
  • Interlibrary loan using ILLiad software
  • Website maintenance with LibGuides
  • Outreach and marketing

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:

This part-time position is scheduled for up to 20 hours per week. Shifts are determined by the needs of the library and the schedule of the successful candidate. Some nights and weekends may be required. The hourly wage begins at $18.00 per hour.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science or related field master's degree program
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic, collaborative work setting


  • Subject background in Education, Psychology, Human Development, or Social Work
  • Public service experience in an academic library (e.g. Reference and/or Instruction)

About Erikson

We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.

Erikson Institute's graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.

Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).

To learn more, please visit our web site at

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file to:

Lindsey Sturch
Re: Library Associate Search

Erikson Institute
Edward Neisser Library
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Absolutely NO phone inquiries accepted.

For fullest consideration, please submit application materials prior to August 2, 2021.
Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.
Absolutely NO phone inquiries accepted.
Position to begin in August, 2021