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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2155 - EO Law Librarian

Job Description

GRADE: 312

Under supervision, provides professional library services to the law library; performs related work as required.

An employee in the class assists with the operations of the law library. This position involved the ability to manage and update the library catalog, handle library acquisitions, and assist visitors using the library. Direction is received from the Law Library Manager.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Provides assistance with library reference questions and the use of library technologies and equipment
• Designs tools and programs to make the library, its collection and services accessible to all patrons
• Updates the library catalog, acquisition orders and maintenance of subscription orders
• Handles vendor issues including claims and cancellations
• Oversees the processing of materials, library recycling, distribution of mail and ordering office supplies
• Assists with the library’s budget, including payment of invoices, tracking library inventory and monitoring fee-based services
• Provides referrals to other departments or offices when appropriate
• Stays current with new library materials
• Performs inter-library loan requests
• Prepares correspondence and reports as needed
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
• Considerable knowledge of legal publications and indexing systems
• Methods and practices of legal research
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Answering a variety of inquiries related to legal research
• Maintaining an up-to-date law library
• Developing programs and tools for library access
• Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases,
email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations, and services of office to which

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program and two years of experience working within a Library; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.