Departmental Job Descriptions for Student Library Workers

Circulation Department

Detail-oriented students with great communication and problem-solving skills will do well in the Circulation Department. Students will spend approximately half of their time assisting patrons at the Circulation Desk by fielding questions, finding library materials, checking materials in and out, and renewing items. Additionally, students will spend time in the stacks reshelving materials and taking inventory of library items, using their logical thinking skills to locate missing material.

Curriculum Materials/Media Center (CMMC)

Under general supervision of the CMMC Librarian, the student worker will help organize and maintain the CMMC’s juvenile collection and help implement a wide variety of children’s programs and displays. Additionally, the student worker will reshelve materials, conduct inventories of library items, help patrons find library materials, check in/out materials, and renew items. We seek students who are trustworthy, creative, self-motivated, and able to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

Research Assistance Department

Students with great communication and problem-solving skills will do well in the Reference Department. Students will spend most of their time serving patrons at the Research Assistance Desk by answering basic reference questions, finding library materials, and assisting librarians.

Technical Services

There are limited opportunities for student workers within Technical Services (acquisitions/cataloguing), as compared with the public service departments of the library. Please see a librarian for more information.




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