University Libraries

GA Position Description for University Libraries

Primary Responsibilities:

Work with various library departments and librarians on special projects and library activities. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • working with patrons at the Reference and Information Desk, via e-mail , and on the telephone,
  • assisting in the Asian Library, the Instructional Materials Center, and at the Circulation Desk
  • processing archival collections and writing finding aids,
  • digitizing
  • updating the library catalog, databases, and the Libraries’ web pages,
  • book repair,
  • collections maintenance including shelf reading, shifting and de-selection,
  • assisting in online and in-person library instruction sessions,
  • creating and editing Campus Guides,
  • carrying out research,
  • preparing and installing exhibitions,
  • supporting outreach programs

Graduate Assistants in the University Libraries are rotated into various department in order to obtain broad-based training in the field and contribute to library functions and special projects, as needed. 

Selection Criteria: Applications for GA positions will be assessed on a competitive basis considering GPA, recommendations, statements of careers goals and interests, oral and written communication skills, and prior work experience. Full-time students enrolled in the Division of Library and Information Science are given priority. 

Work Hours: 15 hours per week