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Student Jobs Within The University Libraries

Access Services

  • Circulation - The Access Services student worker position involves the opening and closing of the Knowledge Center, circulation functions, book check in processing, sorting, shelving and shelf-reading popular reading, working with patrons to assist in printing issues, inventory projects, delivering to and picking up of materials from other departments within the University Libraries, and other duties as assigned. Customer Service skills and ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner are key components of this job.
  • E-Reserves and Document Delivery Services - Student assistant positions supports the department by performing a variety of duties including: scanning, organizing, and disseminating materials for Document Delivery Services, packaging materials for mailing, locating and retrieving materials needed for scanning and making documents accessible using remediation software.  On the job training will be offered for all processes.  The ideal candidate will be a quick learner and have a strong eye for detail with an emphasis on consistency and accuracy.
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat DC and Microsoft Word, and Excel
      • Familiarity with mailing formats and procedures

Digital Media Technology

  • @One - Directly assists users of the physical tools, software, and services offered by the @One area, with emphasis on good customer service. There is room for growth to more responsibilities and specialization.
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs
      • Must be able to use solvents/cleaners

Building Operations

  • Building Monitor - Building Monitors are responsible for patrolling the premises, observing and reporting issues; identifying items in need of repair; being accessible for general assistance to other departments via the radio; investigating reports of emergency situations; providing general assistance to guests by directing them to the appropriate resources; accurately reporting incidents and/or accidents in writing; and performing general opening and closing procedures. Building Monitors are responsible for staffing the information kiosk providing patrons and others with general information assistance, as well as managing the lost and found and setting up/tearing down events.
  • MARS/Shelving - Employees of the MARS/Shelving department work between 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday, and up to 12 hours per week.  The job duties include: shelving of returned books; general maintenance and organization of the book shelves; storage and auditing of inventory in MARS (the Mathewson Automated Retrieval System); and pick-up and delivery of library mail.

Basque Library

  • Basque Library - The Basque Library student worker position involves the opening and closing of the Basque Library, reception desk coverage, circulation functions, shelving and shelf-reading, working with archival materials, inventory projects, deliver to and pickup of materials from other departments within the Libraries, and other tasks as assigned. In addition to English, language proficiencies in Spanish, French, and Basque are preferred.
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Language Proficiency in Spanish, Basque or French

Digital Services

  • Digitization Lab - Digital Services student workers will assist in the digitization of historical materials including papers, photos, prints, negatives, and ledgers. Student workers will review and prepare materials for digitization, and must maintain organization of materials. They will use the digital photography capture station, book scanner, document scanner, or large format scanner to capture digital surrogates, and assist with post-processing tasks, such as quality control and exporting files. Student workers may also assist in capture of metadata for the materials, as well as assist in other duties and special projects as assigned.
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Ability to work weekdays between 9am and 5pm
      • Familiarity with digital scanners, digital cameras, and/or other scanning tools and software
      • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, including Lightroom, Acrobat, and/or Photoshop

Technical Services

  • Electronic Resources and Acquisition Services - Responsible for receiving all incoming library materials including books, journals, and multimedia. Performs basic database maintenance for all new materials, and occasional book repair and binding of music and specialty documents.
  • Metadata & Cataloging, Knowledge Center - Student workers in Metadata & Cataloging (MCD) perform data entry; labeling of library materials; working with the library database; and locating materials in the stacks and in MARS, amongst other tasks as assigned.

DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library

  • Library Services Assistant, DeLaMare - A successful Library Services Assistant works collaboratively with supervisor and colleagues to ensure the highest levels of customer service, efficiency and safety are provided at the circulation desk. They will check library materials in and out, issue cards, perform basic reference assistance in person or over the phone and help students with printing and various computer related issues, among other duties. In addition, they assist in special projects as requested.
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Customer Service and Money Handling experience.
      • Basic troubleshooting skills.
      • Interest in multi-semester employment.
      • Eligible for Work Study.
  • Maker Wranglers, DeLaMare - Maker Wranglers work in the library makerspace assisting students, faculty, and community members with a wide range of personal and academic projects. A Wrangler will utilize all pieces of equipment in the makerspace including, but not limited to, 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, soldering and sewing machines, vinyl cutter, virtual reality hardware, hand tools, and more.

Library Outreach, Development, and Marketing & Communications

  • Marketing Communications Student Assistant - Provides day-to-day administrative support and helps with fundraising, marketing and communications activities as well as events. The student assistant provides support to the Marketing Communications Specialist by helping to create and post social media content, coordinating data for email and snail mail campaigns, assisting with managing graphic design production and deadlines, and writing articles for the University website and the University Libraries various newsletters.

    This student assistant also supports the Associate Director of Development (ADOD).  The student assistant provides day-to-day administrative support to the ADOD. The student assistant manages deposits with the University Foundation, assists with donor thank you notes and other fundraising specific communications, provides assistance in the planning and execution of the University Libraries signature event, the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, and provides support for Libraries Board meetings.

Research and Instructional Services 

  • Peer Research Consultant -

    Peer Research Consultants provide research assistance to library users, mostly consisting of other students; provide informational, directional, and referral services to library users in-person, over the phone, and via online chat; review and evaluate instructional materials (online tutorials, library guides, activities); and assist in other duties and special projects as assigned. Students will be thoroughly trained in library research skills.

    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Prior experience tutoring or mentoring in any formal or informal setting
      • Work study approved
      • Completed ENG 102 with B- or higher
      • Customer service or retail experience

Special Collections and University Archives

  • Special Collections - Regular duties include: Archival processing using professional standards and archival databases; library tasks (retrieving and shelving of books, returning items to MARS); patron services including staffing the SCUA reference desk and, on occasion, assisting with special events; and other duties as assigned. Interest in multi-semester employment preferred.
 

Student Jobs Within the Office of Digital Learning

Office of Digital Learning

  • A/V Tech for Classroom Services, Office of Digital Learning - provide technical support and customer service that are critical to the effective operation of technology in campus classrooms. In addition to troubleshooting of classroom technologies, technicians answer phone calls from professors, students and administrative personnel in need of assistance with classroom technologies. During phone calls, technicians gather accurate information under sometimes stressful conditions. They must accurately and with attention to detail enter this data into a call tracking system to be disseminated to other support staff in a timely manner. Technicians also assist in maintaining equipment inventory, physical counts, and enter gathered data into the Office of Digital Learning inventory system. They also perform routine maintenance on and cleaning of equipment, as well as keep rooms stocked with consumable items. Student A/V technicians also assist other support staff on occasion and will complete other duties, as assigned.
  • Captioning Student, Office of Digital Learning - Transcribe or review captions verbatim on any verbal information and/or video materials as need in for academic materials.  
  • Classroom Technicians, Office of Digital Learning - Install, support and troubleshoot computers and technologies found in campus classrooms. When necessary, technicians are dispatched to classrooms to assist instructors with Office of Digital Learning technology. Technicians maintain inventory information within Office of Digital Learning systems and must keep call tracking system up-to-date in a timely fashion. Office of Digital Learning technicians must assist Office of Digital Learning audio-visual technicians on occasion and there are other duties as assigned. The Tech I is a training level that will mostly involve coordination and shadowing by more experienced technicians. Direct classroom support experience is obtained to learn how to troubleshoot the technology and to aid in being more proficient with phone assistance.