Acquisitions Student Assistant

Collections, Discovery, and Scholarly Communication
Monographic Acquisitions
Crisanto Carranto, Library Technician 2 / Kelli Massey, Library Technician 2
Rate of pay
Position type
No public contact
Number of positions available
Scheduled hours

This temporary student assistant position is scheduled for 12 hours per week, Monday thru Friday, with operation hours between 7 am to 3 pm. 

Purpose of the position

Assisting the Library Technician 2 with the daily operations of the Acquisitions Unit

Duties & responsibilities
  1. Put call number labels on cataloged materials, i.e. books, DVDs, CDs, etc.
  2. Open and verify incoming shipment/items with the invoices.
  3. Assist with checking records of items received that are in the collection.
  4. Collaborate with documenting instructions/procedures.
  5. Putting spend codes on invoices.
  6. Receive and process print serials
  7. Expanded duties when and as needed.
Working conditions

Sitting at a computer screen, physically lifting and moving materials weighing up to 50 lbs., maneuvering book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs., bending and stretching, and exposure to dust. Handle repetitive work as stated in the aforementioned “DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES” section.



Ability to lift up to 50lbs

Ability to push and pull fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 100lbs

Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions

Performs independently and able to remain flexible when changes are needed

Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills


 Computer skills


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