Monday, February 2, 2009

Job opening for graduate student worker


A graduate student position is available in the library’s collection development and special collections departments. The job is for 20 hours/week. Ten hours are in the collection development department, and 10 are in the special collections department. Some heavy lifting of material up to 50 pounds will be required on occasion, and some carrying of material up and down stairs will also be required.

Collection development responsibilities:

  • re-shelving books and maintaining the appearance of the reference, new books, and 2nd floor collection
  • shelf reading
  • relocating new books to the second floor collection
  • helping with book sale
  • other duties as assigned

Special collection responsibilities:

  • photocopying of fragile material
  • processing thesis & Ph.D.s for binding and microfilming
  • assisting with complex research questions
  • updating databases
  • scanning
  • filing and organizing
  • miscellaneous errands

Preferred qualities

  • strong attention to detail
  • familiarity with Library of Congress classification system
  • graduating no earlier than January 2010
  • ability to work independently

Interested students should fill out a job application and submit it to the circulation services desk in the library. Please circle “special collections” and “shelving” on the application. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 10.

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