Employment Announcements

Date Job Title Status
11/7/2013 Library Assistant Filled

Library Assistant

The library is likely to hire new front-desk student workers next semester depending on the availability of current workers. The responsibilities of new library assistants include:

  • Making users feel welcome
  • Sorting out patrons' questions
  • Making supplies available to users
  • Taking patrons to resources and vice versa
  • Processing users' online requests
  • Entering user information into the integrated library system
  • Checking items in and out
  • Processing cash transactions
  • Collecting fines
  • Monitoring, responding to and reporting adverse conditions
  • Opening and closing facilities
  • Tidying up the desk and surrounding area
  • Turning systems on and off
  • Tidying up tables, carrels and chairs
  • Monitoring and shelving used materials
  • Shelf reading and filing
  • Labeling, stamping and rehousing materials
  • Performing simple repairs on materials
  • Moving furniture and collections
  • Creating and posting signs
  • Updating the library's calendar
  • Receiving and sorting mail and deliveries
  • Checking email daily for instructions

To apply, students attending Southwestern next semester should fill out the library's online Student Worker Application form by the end of November. If you have applied for this position before and would like to be considered again just update your availability.