Graduate Library Assistant

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Created: April 22, 2015


The Graduate Library Assistant will complete highly complex assignments which enhance the objectives of the library overall, and help to fulfill the requirements of a library science graduate student. Work includes use of specialized skills received as a result of successfully completing Library Science Reference course 5600. The Graduate Library Assistant may coordinate the work of other students and provide training, guidance and oversight. Minimal supervision is provided by librarians as needed.
  • Have working knowledge of, and ability to conduct in-depth research using scholarly electronic databases, library print collection and classified Internet resources.
  • Plans, develops and updates library operational procedures manual.
  • Assist in the selection and collection development of library materials.
  • Assist the Head Librarian with special projects.
  • Ensure that all library equipment remains operational for student and faculty use.
  • Coordinate with Information Technology staff to maintain computer equipment in functioning order. Troubleshoot computer hardware, software and network problems.
  • Oversee library operations on an as needed basis.
  • Test links for access to electronic databases and correspond with proper contact to resolve issues.
  • Assist in training student workers to assist patrons in use of electronic resources.
  • Process check-in/check-out data in integrated library system.
  • Prepare periodical issues and other print materials for shelving or display.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community through outreach and collaboration.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled university student making satisfactory progress toward completion of a graduate degree in library science; and any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the following:
  • Advanced knowledge of library principles and policies.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures and of business English; and accuracy in spelling and arithmetic.
  • Ability to keep complex records, to assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports from such records.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work of others
  • Ability to compose effective correspondence
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • A working knowledge of academic requirements and policies, or of administrative procedures relative to the area of employment
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed
  • Experience in use of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e Excel, Word, and Access).


Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 16:00 UTC

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