Student Employment

""

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

Position Summary: The Student Digitization Assistant is responsible for assisting in the creation of preservation quality digital surrogates for digitized materials from the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections. The primary responsibility will be to perform standard procedures for preparing, handling, and photographing rare materials as well as performing image processing and tracking progress. Digitization assistants are expected to be able to shift between job responsibilities fluidly, to be timely and reliable for their lab shifts, and to work in a precise, efficient, and collegial manner.

Digitization assistants will gain experience in rare materials handling, scripting and automation, working in a networked computing environment, metadata creation, imaging workflows, and other skills as needed.

The digitization unit is located on West Campus.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the creation of digital surrogates and ensures digital images meet preservation quality standards as established within the department, including lighting, focus, and completeness
  • Assists in image post-processing, including the creation of archival and access level digital assets, carrying out and assisting with other post-processing tasks, such as quality control
  • Assists with metadata creation for digital projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Special Skills:

  • Familiarity with image digitization, photography, and/or the Adobe Creative Suite is desired, but not required. Equipment and software training is provided.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and stay focused on repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to spend significant time in a darkened room with photographic strobe lights in use.

Position Summary: The Student Digitization Assistant is responsible for assisting in the creation of preservation quality digital surrogates for digitized materials for the Newman Numismatic Portal. The primary responsibility will be to perform standard procedures for preparing, handling, and photographing rare materials as well as performing image processing and tracking progress. Digitization assistants are expected to be able to shift between job responsibilities fluidly, to be timely and reliable for their lab shifts, and to work in a precise, efficient, and collegial manner.

Digitization assistants will gain experience in rare materials handling, scripting and automation, working in a networked computing environment, metadata creation, imaging workflows, and other skills as needed.

The digitization unit is located on West Campus.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the creation of digital surrogates and ensures digital images meet preservation quality standards as established within the department, including lighting, focus, and completeness
  • Assists in image post-processing, including the creation of archival and access level digital assets, carrying out and assisting with other post-processing tasks, such as quality control
  • Assists with metadata creation for digital projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Special Skills:

  • Familiarity with image digitization, photography, and/or the Adobe Creative Suite is desired, but not required. Equipment and software training is provided.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and stay focused on repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to spend significant time in a darkened room with photographic strobe lights in use.

Position Summary: This position works with library staff and mainly performs collection shelving and stack maintenance. The position will cover the circulation desk when needed. Other duties might be assigned.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collection shelving and stack maintenance
    • Learns the Library of Congress Classification System and shelves books in the proper call number order efficiently and accurately
    • Conducts regular stack maintenance such as dusting and straightening shelves
    • Performs special collection re-shifting projects as assigned
  • Circulation desk services
    • Provides general circulation services such as item check-out and in, and answers routine reference questions
    • Assists users with using the library catalog and locating library materials
    • Assists users with using the library space, public printer, and other equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Skills:

  • Chinese/Japanese/Korean language skills.
  • Must be able to climb stairs frequently, lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Applicants need to be able to learn and understand the Library of Congress Classification; have a public service orientation and timely attendance; effectively communicate with a diversity of users; hold basic computer skills.
  • Previous library experience and/or Chinese/Japanese/Korean Studies subject area knowledge is a plus.

Position Summary: This position assists Japanese/Korean Studies Librarian with Korean material selection and the maintenance of Korean studies resources. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Weekly process new Korean book lists and make selections including duplicate checks
  • Occasional process Korean donations
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Skills: Reading and writing (typing) Korean language skills; basic computer skills; knowledge or coursework on Korean language and literature is preferred. 

The Metadata Student Fellow will support the metadata activities related to the Eyes on the Prize II Interview Digitization and Dissemination” (NEH) grant.

The Metadata Assistant will create and/or enhance metadata records for digitized materials from the Eyes on the Prize II Collection to facilitate online access to the collections. This work involves adding descriptive metadata to collection materials from the Film and Media Archive. Platforms will primarily include Box and Excel.

Position Summary: 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

Position Summary: 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