Fall 2021 – Barcoding and Rehousing Assistant

Illinois History and Lincoln Collections – Barcoding and Rehousing Assistant

The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC), a unit of the Special Collections Division in
the Main Library, is hiring an undergraduate assistant for our collection barcoding project for
the 2021-2022 academic year. The Barcoding and Rehousing Assistant will work with Illinois
History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) unit staff to identify, re-house, and barcode boxes of
archival collections and print materials according to standard practices. Work will also involve
assisting with identifying potential preservation needs and may include some light vacuuming
and cleaning of collections.
● Strong organizational and analytical skills
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively with sustained attention to detail
● Ability to assess and communicate problems or abnormalities clearly
● Sensitivity to and awareness of handling concerns for rare and fragile materials
● Ability to lift 30lb box to a height of five feet
• Interest in history
• Work or volunteer experience in a library or related environment
• Strong communication skills
• Experience or interest in archives and special collections libraries
• Experience with data collection using a spreadsheet, database, or other formats

If interested, please submit an application and upload your resume at the following link:

Please email Krista Gray, Archives Program Officer, at graykr@illinois.edu if you have any
questions. Please apply by August 26th for full consideration