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Student Assistant VI

The Researcher Support Services Student Assistant will engage in activities related to researcher support, collection development, and online research guides as well as other opportunities related to the day-to-day operations of a large academic library. Every employee of the library is expected to treat others, and in return be treated, with respect and dignity.

  • Withdraw or transfer material from collections
  • Assess use of government publications and reference material to assist with weeding
  • Update catalog records for missing and/or improperly cataloged items
  • Assist with the assessment of collection development
  • Review, update, and create online research guides using LibGuides software
  • Lead research workshops
  • Develop online tutorials to support research workshops
  • Process gift collections
  • Assist student worker with shelving and/or processing of new materials when necessary
  • May assist with reference triage and any special projects for the library in general as needed

Schedule: 15 hours per week. Hours are flexible Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Compensation: $17.02/hr commensurate with skills and experience.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. Screening to begin immediately.

Start Date: As soon as practical.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team
  • Commitment to inclusivity and equity

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in at least one credit at a higher education institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program of library science or related field of study
  • Demonstration of interest in librarianship, especially collection management and services that support research
  • Knowledge of data analysis or GIS software and techniques
  • Knowledge of Video editing software
  • Experience with teaching, public speaking, or leading workshops

Application Instructions: To apply, email a copy of your Fall 2018 course schedule and resume to

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  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


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For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).