Student Jobs Within The University Libraries
Access Services, Knowledge Center
Access Services Student employees support library patrons in using resources including the online catalog, the library’s website, course reserves, photocopiers, and printers. These students help staff the Access Services desk answering on-site questions and phone calls and explain and refer patrons to key services. They also process returned books and assist in sending out items via LINK+. Customer Service skills and ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner are key components of this job.
@One, Knowledge Center
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.
Basque Library, Knowledge Center
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.
Building Monitor, Knowledge Center
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.
Digitization Lab, Knowledge Center
Digital Services student workers will assist in the digitization of materials. Student workers will be trained to use the capture station, book scanner, flatbed scanner, and large format scanner as necessary to capture digital surrogates. Materials include, but is not limited to, maps, posters, manuscripts, bound volumes, photographs, and negatives. Student workers may also assist in capture of metadata for these materials. Attention to detail and ability to work independently is essential. Student workers will report to the Digitization Lab manager. Students are required to work 10-15 hours per week. Semester hours are variable and depend on student schedule and staffing needs. Digital Services is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Electronic Resources and Acquisition Services, Knowledge Center
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.
E-Reserves and Document Delivery Services, Knowledge Center
The Electronic Reserve/Document Delivery Services department student assistant position 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.
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.
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.
Marketing Communications Student Assistant, Knowledge Center
The 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.
MARS/Shelving, Knowledge Center
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.
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.
Peer Research Consultant, Knowledge Center
Peer Research Consultants work with Research and Instructional Services to provide research assistance to students, faculty, and community members of the University; introduce research concepts to first-time researchers; provide informational, directional, and referral services to library users in-person, over the phone, and via online chat; teach library users how to discover, use, and evaluate information; record daily statistics; assist RIS librarians with information literacy instruction; review and evaluate instructional materials (online tutorials, library guides, activities); and assist in other duties and special projects as assigned.
Special Collections, Knowledge Center
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. Required qualifications: Ability to work at minimum 10 hours per week; ability and willingness to pay close attention to detail during repetitious tasks; comfort with computers and knowledge of applications such as Word, Excel, Photoshop and databases or a willingness and aptitude to learn new applications; ability to work independently on long-term projects; must be dependable; ability to work weekdays between 9am and 5pm.