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Student Employment @ the St. Kate's Library

A guide to student employment at St. Kate's library.

Collections Graduate Assistant Job Description

The purpose of the Library Collection Services Graduate Assistant position is to provide professional-level support in building, maintaining, and making accessible library collections to our campus community as well as to create a hands-on learning experience for the graduate student.

The person in this position will learn about and work with many library systems including; Integrated Library System (ILS) Alma/Primo from Ex Libris, EZproxy (OCLC), Central Discovery Index (Alma), OCLC Connexion, SUSHI (usage gathering) and other integral aspects of library collections and systems work.

  • 10-20 hours per week, depending upon availability (in person, daytime hours during the week are required)
  • $16.25 per hour, plus sick leave
  • Position lasts through Summer 2024, with the possibility of extending

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Library Collections team using Alma, the Ex Libris ILS, in various areas including:
    • acquisitions
    • cataloging
    • e-resource management
    • serials
  • Copy cataloging of print materials
  • Activating and troubleshooting e-resources
  • Adding and updating license information in Alma
  • Verifying holdings data for serials subscriptions
  • Doing data clean up projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have taken or are currently taking LIS 7030 Organization of Knowledge or can demonstrate equivalent experience
  • A strong interest in systems librarianship
  • Excellent technical/computer skills and a willingness to learn
  • Ability to follow through with repetitive tasks
  • Strong attention to detail 


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