Student Employment

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Whether you want to get a jump-start on your career or just need extra money for school, you will find a wide range of student employment opportunities in the University Libraries. Our student workers usually tell us that both the experience and the contacts they have made are very helpful when they are looking for full-time employment after graduation.

Open Student Positions

This position assists full-time staff in the Interlibrary Loan (ILL)/Reserves unit of Olin Library. It requires attention to detail, commitment to excellent customer service, and the ability to work in a team and also independently once trained. Duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the individual’s experience and schedule.

Job Responsibilities

  • Scan articles and book chapters for electronic delivery to customers
  • Retrieve books, journals, and media from Olin Libraries and departmental libraries on the Danforth campus
  • Open and sort mail and courier deliveries
  • Process ILL and MOBIUS borrowing and lending requests
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Skills

  • Computer skills
  • Research skills (knowledge of Library of Congress classification is preferred)
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Reliable
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Physical stamina: Prolonged periods of standing or walking and lifting loads of up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision once trained

The position provides first-tier, student-to-student building usage monitoring, policy communication, and enforcement in Olin Library, under the direction of and in coordination with supervisors/LSBOM staff. Helps ensure building usage policies and guidelines are understood and followed by users, and that relevant building usage data is gathered to inform day-to-day operations and decision-making. Performs other LSBOM duties as needed and assigned, including supporting Building Operations & Support Services (BOSS) functions such as processing outgoing Libraries shipments. Priority will be given to applicants able and willing to work weekend shifts.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs regularly scheduled building walkthroughs, including and not limited to  counting users, first-tier addressing of non-adherence to building usage policies/guidelines, documenting maintenance and cleaning needs, and alerting supervisors/LSBOM staff of the need for back-up, second-tier support
  • Data entry of headcounts, instances of non-adherence to policies/guidelines, maintenance/cleaning needs, and other data entry as needed
  • Assists supervisors/LSBOM staff with building opening and closing procedures and emergency evacuation procedures as needed
  • Other duties as assigned, including supporting BOSS functions as needed

Special Skills:

The position requires excellent customer service and communication, and basic computing skills including data entry using forms and spreadsheets. Ability/willingness to engage and inform peers who are not adhering to building usage policies and guidelines; calm assertiveness; strong judgment and critical thinking skills; a high degree of dependability; and orientation to detail are also essential. The position requires prolonged periods of standing/walking while carrying department-assigned radio and other equipment. May also require lifting loads up to 25 pounds. Priority will be given to applicants able and willing to work weekend shifts.

The Student Data Visualization Assistant works with the Data Services staff on visualization tasks and provides insights into the development of our program. Activities may include providing research visualization support to users and staff for tools and methods related to visualization tasks, such as 2D charts and graphs, photogrammetry and structured light scanning, and modeling, developing models for use in headsets. The Assistant is expected to document all activities, provide workflow improvement recommendations, and complete all other tasks as assigned.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide research support to students, faculty, and staff seeking to use tools, methods, and programmatic scripting for data visualization (such as Tableau, Excel, R/RStudio, Metashape, Unity) and development of content (and accompanying processing and automated workflows) for training in data visualization
  • Assist in the development of educational workshops and research resources related to data visualization
  • Other tasks as assigned

Special Skills:

  • Moderate to advanced skills in data visualization methods and tools
  • Proficiency in at least one 2D and one 3D tool (e.g., Tableau, Metashape)
  • Understanding of fundamentals of data visualization

The Student Qualitative Data Assistant works with the Data Services team on qualitative data analysis tasks and provides insights into the development of our program. Activities may include providing research support to users and staff for tools and methods related to qualitative data analysis tasks, such as text mining, thematic coding, modeling, scripting, or machine learning workflows. The Assistant is expected to document all activities, provide workflow improvement recommendations, and complete all other tasks as assigned.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide research support to students, faculty, and staff seeking to use tools, methods, and programmatic scripting for qualitative data analysis, including support for Nvivo, ATLAS.ti, SPSS, and SAS; and development of content (and accompanying processing and automated workflows) for training in qualitative data analysis
  • Assist in the development of educational workshops and research resources related to qualitative data
  • Other tasks as assigned

Special Skills:

  • Moderate to advanced skills in qualitative data analysis methods and tools (e.g. text analysis, machine learning, grounded theory, NVivo, ATLAS.ti)
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., C#, Python, R, Java)
  • Understanding fundamentals of qualitative data analysis