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Serials Assistant

DESCRIPTION: The Serials department checks in, files and shelves the print and microfilm / microfiche publications received by the Library. Serials assistants work approximately one hour per day in either later morning or early afternoon, depending on the needs of the Library. Specific hours are decided by mutual agreement between the supervisor and the student when hired. This position reports to the Serials Supervisor and/or Assistant.

The duties of the position include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

Duties are as follows:

  • Shelve newly checked in serials
  • Re-shelve both current and bound serials, microfilm, and microfiche
  • Maintain order and neatness in current and bound serials stacks
  • Keep shelving statistics
  • Sort the mail
  • Assist with collection management projects, e.g., JSTOR bound volume removal, inventory, etc.
  • Transport items to and from the Science Library as needed
  • Assist in the preparation of bindery shipments

Added responsibilities on an as required basis:

  • Reports space issues to the supervisor
  • Shifts serials collection to make best use of space

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal Serials Assistant candidate is required to possess all of the following:

  • Orientation to detail
  • Ability to adhere to a work schedule
  • Dependability
  • Willingness to learn and follow instructions
  • Ability to be work independently
  • Ability to lift and carry serials weighing at least 40 lbs
  • Professional and courteous manner with staff and other student assistants

WAGES: The library currently pays minimum wage $7.25/hour for this position after a students passes their probationary/trainee period. Students advance by demonstrating their mastery of the duties they perform, as enumerated on the skill list for their position and their attitude as evaluated by their supervisors. Formal evaluations occur annually.

Approved: May 1, 2006

Updated: August 14, 2012