Circulation/Multimedia Student Assistant (Spring 2015)

The Circulation/Multimedia Student Assistant works at the Circulation or Multimedia Desk checking Library materials out, and receiving items in, from users. This position does not supervise other student assistants.

Essential Duties

  • Answer the desk phone and greet visitors
  • Answer questions/explain policies pertaining to fines/fees/recalls/due dates
  • Accept electronic fine payments
  • Check out/in library materials, interlibrary loans, reserves, laptops and peripherals
  • Deliver books to other departments on campus
  • Fill public copiers with paper/toner, clear jams, as needed
  • Assist patrons with scanning/copier/microfilm equipment questions
  • Maintain the public printers and sort print jobs in the absence of ITS staff
  • Scan documents for reserve/interlibrary loan as needed
  • Respond to security-gate alarms
  • Shelf reading of library materials
  • Search the stacks for library materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Available hours are Sunday – Thursday, 10 pm – 8 am.


Interlibrary Loan Assistant (Spring 2015)

ILL Student Assistants work under the supervision of the library Interlibrary Loan staff. This position does not supervise other student assistants.

Essential Duties

  • Complete job duties according to departmental procedures
  • Retrieve materials from the library stacks using Library of Congress call numbers
  • Look up call numbers using the on-line catalog
  • Search library databases/web for Borrowing article requests
  • Scan journal articles and other materials
  • Update, send and receive articles through online software systems
  • Package books and other materials for shipment to other libraries
  • Open and sort incoming mail
  • Prepare and place book straps on items
  • Perform filing duties
  • Prioritize tasks to efficiently and accurately coordinate ones workflow
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Capable of working independently, the ideal candidate will: be able to follow verbal and written instructions, be detail oriented, able to lift/push at least 40lb, and have windows and office equipment experience. Must be able to work an established schedule between the hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm pm Mon through Fri. Library experience is helpful, but not required.

  • Proficient with Windows-based operating systems
  • Knowledge of office equipment such as copier, scanner, fax, electric stapler, etc.
  • Ability to lift/push at least 40 lbs
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Capable of working independently
  • Must be able to work an established schedule
  • Library experience helpful, but not required

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter/statement of interest, resume, and library application to the Circulation Desk, attn: ILL. Applications are being accepted until all positions are filled. Applicants will be notified by December 12th of the status of their application.


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