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Purpose/Role of the Position(s) within the Department

General Student Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Employees will assist librarians and support staff to complete routine library tasks
  • Shelving books
  • Occasional light to moderate lifting and shifting of books
  • Receiving, processing and digitization of library materials
  • Processing of gift books
  • Scanning documents
  • Retrieving material from the stacks for Special Collections patrons
  • Photocopying library material for Special Collections patrons
  • Light typing & filing
  • Online data entry
  • Processing material for Interlibrary Loan
  • Assisting with ordering
  • Basic physical processing of library material
  • Routine periodical maintenance
  • Working at the service point desks

Two positions require specific knowledge in the following areas

  • Basic HTML editing
  • Basic image scanning and editing using Photoshop
  • Participation in various web projects
  • Helping to maintain computer equipment