Student assistants participate in many different areas of library operations and are essential in the provision of quality services.
Circulation duties include, but are not limited to, checking materials in/out, assisting patrons, shelving and shelfreading, retrieving holds and ILL’s, accepting payment for fines, checking patron’s records, adding new patron’s records, answering phones, and retrieving materials from the Reserve Room.
Book processing consists of applying college book plates, date due slips, stamps and spine labels which are generated from a computer when a student retrieves a bibliographic record. Students also help with the removal of withdrawn book records from the online catalog, recording OCLC numbers for deletion from a database. Students may also assist the Metadata Librarian with other duties as time permits, including the evaluation of gift collections for duplicated materials.
Digitization assistants work with the Metadata Librarian to create content for our Digital Commons. Students will scan and/or photograph books, magazines, photos and other archival materials using a variety of tools and methods. Students use editing software to ensure image quality and record data according to project guidelines. Students may assist in uploading finished content and metadata into Digital Commons. Other tasks as assigned. Previous experience with digital scanning, photography, and image editing is preferred.
ILL assistants participate in the daily processing of interlibrary loan materials. Students process lending requests by retrieving items from shelves or database, checking out books, scanning and photocopying, and sending items through the interlibrary loan system or mail. Borrowing requests are processed by receiving incoming mail, notifying patrons and placing incoming items on the ILL shelf. Technology utilized: MS Word, MS Excel, scanner/photocopier, ILL software, Microform machine.
Assist in the check-in and processing of new serial material (i.e. journals, magazines, newspapers). General office duties include possible word processing, spreadsheets, and photocopying. Shelve periodicals and microfilm. Assist public in finding materials and using equipment. Other tasks as assigned.