Teacher Development and Resource Library Student Assistant

Research & Education
Teacher Development and Resource Library
Kathy Nguyen, Operations & Program Specialist
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Scheduled hours

This temporary student assistant position is typically scheduled between 12 and 15 hours per week and cannot exceed 20 hours per week.  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

The Teacher Development & Resources Library (TDRL) is recruiting a library student assistant to provide prompt and courteous assistance to library users in the areas of circulation, reserves, and reference services in addition to assisting with the maintenance of the library collections and special projects. As we are committed to continuous improvement, this position also serves to aid in the professional development and growth of all students employed at the TDRL. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to learn and grow while in the position and take advantage of the myriad of training and professional development opportunities that are offered.

Duties & responsibilities

Service Desk:

• Record usage statistics and library user interaction statistics
• Greet library users in a friendly and courteous manner
• Check out, check in, and renew circulating library materials
• Issue library cards/update library user records
• Assist library users with TDRL room reservations
• Clearly communicate library and circulation policies to library users
• Maintain hold and reserve shelves
• Answer basic reference, informational, and directional questions by phone or in-person
• Assist library users with locating library materials and request them from off-site when necessary
• Follow TDRL and UNLV University Libraries patron privacy and confidentiality guidelines

Technology Support:

• Assist library users with basic technology troubleshooting, including issues involving TDRL computers and printers
• Assist library users with education technology/equipment, including laminators, die-cut machines, and SMARTboards
• Report technology issues to supervisor immediately after identifying them

Collection/Stacks Maintenance:

• Process new library materials
• Sort, shelve, retrieve, and shift library materials
• Process reserves materials
• Inventory/shelf-read assigned section(s) of library to ensure correct shelving order
• Search for missing or lost library materials, including “Claims Returned” items
• Straighten and clean book shelves and replace bookends


• Light cleaning of library shelves, front desk area, etc. as needed
• Report maintenance or security problems (lights out, broken furniture, spills, etc.) to supervisor or Safety personnel immediately after identifying them
• Update TDRL library guides
• Assist with special projects
• Follow departmental policies and procedures
• Restock office supplies for desk staff and patrons
• Assist in opening and closing the library as scheduled
• Attend library student assistant professional development workshops and training sessions
• Attend unit, departmental, and library meetings as required
• 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 shelving and shelf reading.



Ability to push and pull fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions
• Performs independently and able to remain flexible when changes are needed
• Able to use good judgment and take initiative
• Ability to work well with minimal supervision and in a team environment
• Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Able to work a minimum of 12 hours a week
• Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
• Eager and willing to learn new things


Computer skills in Microsoft Office (such as Excel and Word) and Google Drive software
• Customer service skills
• Experience working in a library environment

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