Discovery Services Student Assistant

Collections, Discovery, and Scholarly Communication
Discovery Services
Amanda Slater, Library Technician II
Rate of pay
Position type
No public contact
Number of positions available
Scheduled hours

This temporary student assistant position is scheduled approximately 10 hours per week on the following days, Monday through Friday, 8AM-6PM.  Scheduled shifts are dependent on student assistant’s availability and the operational priorities and needs of the division and/or department.

Purpose of the position

This student assistant position provides support for the day-to-day activities of Discovery Services as well as projects.

Duties & responsibilities
  • Property stamps music scores and parts being sent to the commercial bindery
  • Checks music scores against order information to ensure all parts are present
  • Pulls materials for withdrawal or other collections projects using spreadsheets, records information if material not found during first search, scans items into work orders in Alma as directed.
  • Sorts materials in call number order for review, processing, withdrawal, etc.
  • Stamps withdrawn items and routes for physical disposition
  • Supports bindery processing:

                  Pulls unbound periodical issues from shelves in Lied Library

                  Inspects and organizes periodicals that have been determined ready to bind

                  Creates bindery slips for specified material types using software required by the commercial bindery

                  For music scores, ensures all parts are present

                  Boxes items going to commercial bindery and provides an accurate count for all material types being sent

                  Upon return from bindery, unpacks boxes, ensures accurate count of materials returned

                  Inspects call number and order of issues for accuracy

                  Property stamps and affixes barcodes to bound volumes as necessary

  • Other duties as assigned  
Working conditions

Sitting at a computer screen, physically lifting and moving materials weighing up to 40 lbs., maneuvering book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs., bending and stretching, and exposure to dust.  Capable of reading labels for pulling items and organizing book trucks.


Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions
Ability to work independently and to remain flexible when changes are needed
Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Reliable and professional
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
Ability to push and pull fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs.

Experience working in a library environment

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