REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Assistant Library Director
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Enters data into the “VisionCite” citation database for indexing purposes,
Performs basic circulation desk functions: check out; check in, hold notices, overdue equipment reports, etc.
Reports problems with circulation records, fines and library users using the Sirsi Circulation module to the Electronic Resources Librarian.
Places material into or removes material from the Sirs library software modules.
Core hours are: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; hours may vary slightly.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
High school diploma.
General knowledge and operation of computers, software, equipment and library software.
Office experience for at least 3-5 years
Must have Microsoft Office experience; knowledge of Word is necessary
Ability to type 45 WPM
Very good typing, reading, customer service and data entry skills.
Ability to handle a wide variety of non-sequential jobs without confusion.
Ability to follow through on verbal or written instructions.
Knowledge and ability to use copiers and scanners.
Ability to verify data on ID cards and the library material with the information in the SIRSI circulation module.
Ability to shelve and retrieve library materials from the stacks.
Very good interpersonal and communication skills.
Attendance must be in accordance with college policy.
Ability to meet deadlines regardless of circumstances or pressures.
Must be a team player and work well with others.
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
The Illinois College of Optometry and the Illinois Eye Institute has no contract or implied contract with its employees concerning the terms and conditions of employment. The Illinois College of Optometry and the Illinois Eye Institute and its employees each have the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and no officer or employee of Illinois College of Optometry or Illinois Eye Institute has the authority to alter or amend this expressed policy except the President, who is authorized to alter or amend this expressed policy only in writing. Termination issues regarding faculty are governed by the Faculty Handbook.
About Illinois College of Optometry
The Illinois College of Optometry is one of the world’s leading optometric institutions and has provided exceptional clinical education since its founding in 1872 by Dr. Henry Olin. Located in Chicago, ICO offers the best educational experience to optometry students who share our passion for excellence. The Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton, which is under the umbrella of the Illinois College of Optometry, is the largest school-based vision clinic in the nation.
A partnership with Chicago Public Schools, this clinic–located inside Princeton Elementary School, which was closed by CPS in 2009–opened in 2011 and provides needed eye health and vision care to thousands of underserved CPS students. Services the clinic provides include eye exams, vision therapy, visual information processing testing, optical coherence tomography, and anterior and posterior segment photos, and eye-movement testing.
The clinic is staffed by a medical director, attending doctors, three customer service associates, four opticians, and between 55-65 Illinois College of Optometry students performing clinical care each academic quarter. ICO optometrists and residents precept the ICO students.
CPS prov...ides liaisons who work with the clinic to coordinate participating school visits and to improve follow-up care. Two AmeriCorp members also work in the clinic from September through August.