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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Part-Time Technical Library Intern



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Career Area:

Enterprise Cross Functional

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With nearly 100 years of quality and innovation in about 150 locations around the world, your impact spans the globe. When you join Caterpillar, you join a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world.

We do not just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customers’ needs.

About the Job:

This is a non-technical internship within the engineering and technical library located at the Technical Center in Mossville, Illinois. As a Library Intern at Caterpillar, you will assist the Technical Information Center staff with providing Caterpillar researchers with the best internal and external technical knowledge and information sources to drive quality and innovation in product development.


  • Circulation: Perform circulation processes including checkout, overdue notices, journal routings, repairs to materials, shelving.
  • Collection Maintenance: Perform shelf reads, conduct inventories, and execute weeding (se-selection) as directed by the Collection Development Librarian.
  • Interlibrary Loan Support: Provide operational support to Interlibrary Loan Librarian such as pulling materials, scanning of articles/books, etc.
  • Data Entry: Enters records as appropriate into on-line computer catalog; resolves grief records; maintains statistics and relevant usage records.
  • Filing: Maintain confidential files both electronic and paper
  • Shipping & Receiving: Oversee mail deliveries, packages, and international shipments


  • Ability to start, control/conclude intermediate job tasks
  • Uses established processes, equipment and/or programs to complete job tasks
  • Adept in locating and utilizing job related information and tools
  • Understands role in supporting goals of the section and division
  • Decision Making/Analysis:
  • Majority of work supervised
  • Asks questions of others as primary means of obtaining relevant information
  • Increased responsibility for performing job duties and suggesting improvements

Interpersonal and Communications Skills:

  • Good attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • High degree of reliability
  • Willingness to support additional ways to assist
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Eagerness to assist
  • Listens well and asks constructive questions
  • Good time management/ability to prioritize
  • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills
  • Works well in teams or independently
  • Good time management/ability to prioritize


The incumbent must possess skills in typing, filing, and be proficient in computer skills including MS Office, e-mail and web based applications. Good communication skills, the ability to work well in a team environment and a strong customer focus are required as well. The incumbent must be able to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.

Internship Program Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time, 2 or 4-year accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 Cumulative GPA (no rounding)
  • Expected graduation: December 2024 and beyond
  • Proficient in Office 365 tools: PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, Yammer, Teams, etc.
  • Must be located within the Peoria, IL area for duration of internship, and complete daily work commute using reliable transportation

Top candidates will also have:

  • Previous experience as a student worker in a library,
  • Good attention to detail and strong work ethic
Relocation is available for this position.Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as, H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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