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Student Employment @ the St. Kate's Library

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

Research Services Graduate Assistant Job Description (No longer accepting applications)

The purpose of the Research Services Graduate Assistant position is to provide reference service to the St. Kate's community, and to facilitate a professional-level working/learning experience for the graduate student. The Research Services Graduate Assistant will be mentored by, and work alongside, the St. Kate's research and instruction librarians. 

  • 15-20 hours per week; some in-person, weekday availability is highly desired 
  • $15.94 per hour, plus sick leave
  • Must commit to the entire fall semester, with the possibility of extending to the end of the academic year.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assisting students, faculty, and staff with research/reference needs, including citation questions, by staffing our virtual chat service and in-person research desk.
  • Staff at least one shift for the 24/7 global cooperative chat service.
  • Creating and editing online research guides and tutorials using LibGuides, Rise 360, etc.
  • Creating postings for the Library's social media platforms and website.
  • Designing library displays, and assisting with library events and pop-up libraries on campus.
  • Other duties as assigned, depending on the Library’s needs and the assistant’s skills and qualifications.  

Required Qualifications

  • Must have completed LIS 7040 Information Access Services by the beginning of the assistantship.
  • Excellent computer and technology troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Must be a quick learner adaptable to changing Library needs/priorities, and capable of taking initiative, working independently and collaboratively with staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong preference for candidates who can work some in-person hours at the research desk (hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm, and Friday 10 am-3 pm).
  • Experience with video creation software or LibGuides.
  • Interest in academic librarianship and/or information literacy.
  • Experience and/or interest in teaching or training.
  • Priority will go to students who are available for the full academic year, and who have not had library work experience.

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