Graduate Student Library Assistant – Stacks

Libraries Employment

Pay: $10/hr

Must be able to work at least 15 hours a week, during Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM


  • Supervision of Student Library Assistants (SLAs) in special projects and in the absence of the Stacks Departmental Supervisor
  • Assists in planning and implementation of special projects for collections and stacks
  • Assures the maintenance and security of library material
  • Assures the Stacks SLAs complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner


  • Assess the condition of the stacks and determine work priorities.
  • Organize SLA work assignments; Train, direct, and motivate stacks SLAs.
  • Evaluate performance and share ratings with SLAs.
  • Assist library users by assisting in locating material, answering directional questions, interpreting library policy and referring inquiries to the appropriate library department.
  • Check and revise the range markers, and range numbers.
  • Prepare computerized charts, graphs, and statistics for use in stacks management.
  • Performs a variety of tasks including the identification of damaged material, handling lost and found inquiries, and other duties as assigned.
  • Information Retrieval Assistance.
  • Operation of the on-line search station.
  • Safety and Security.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled as UT Graduate Student.
  • Experience, training or course work in management, computer, information or library science.
  • Excellent communication skills for work with University and Libraries students, faculty and staff.
  • Understanding of the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Must be able to work at least 15 hours a week, during Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in supervision, project management, or libraries.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new systems.
  • Understanding of the organization of library collections; familiarity with the ALEPH system.

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