Library Student Assistants are responsible for the operation of the circulation desk and are the front face of the library. They are customer service oriented and comfortable interacting with people using the library. They also are responsible for the circulation (checking in and out) of materials and equipment and answering basic questions for people using the library.
SKILLS ACQUIRED/DEVELOPED ON THE JOB
Applicants for this position must demonstrate good communication skills, customer service skills and good job knowledge, specifically,
Library Student Assistants are under the direct supervision of the Reference & Instruction Librarian, though indirect supervision may occur under any number of other staff members, including especially Student Managers, the Interlibrary Loan Specialist/Night Supervisor, and the Head of Public Services.
Library Student Assistants responsibilities include the following:
In addition, all Library Assistants have the opportunity to help with special events, including guest speakers, outreach events, parties, etc.
The majority of student workers are employed at the service desk. This is the first role that students assume upon beginning their work study position at the library. As they advance in this role, they may find more specialized, independent work with more flexible hours, including the following responsibilities:
To work in the library as a workstudy student, please let the Financial Aid office know that you wish to be assigned to the library.
The library typically employs approximately 25-30 workstudy positions.
Hours worked will be as assigned during the hours that the library is open. The library is generally open 8am - 2am. The number of hours worked are limited by the amount awarded in the financial aid package. Students usually work 6.5 hours/week. More on library hours here - http://libguides.transy.edu/hours
Library Student Assistants must be an enrolled Transylvania student and must have workstudy awarded in their financial aid package. Compensation is $8.20/hr.