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Student Library Assistant: Collection Logisitics


Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm. Schedule can vary daily to accommodate classes; however, would prefer at least two of the days to start at or around 8:00am.

Our unit operates the year around, and requires a commitment of working during breaks and the summer months. The number of hours can be increased during these periods, allowing the student to earn more.

Location: John C. Hodges Library


This position is ideal for someone in the SIS program or anyone interested in gaining a general working knowledge of how different units interact within a department and with the library organization as a whole. The candidate must be able to learn a multitude of tasks and be proficient in their execution.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Collect and tabulate collection holdings data for reports
  • Manage daily distribution and retention of newspapers
  • Pull, process, and package requests from Hodges stacks
  • Shelving and general stacks maintenance
  • Deliver and pick-up of library material to locations on the main campus on foot
  • Assist office staff with special projects


  • Have familiarity with Microsoft Excel
  • Be organized and systematic in approach to work
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds, and push loads up to and exceeding 80 pounds
  • Enjoy working outdoors (regardless of season/weather) and physical labor
  • The work is time sensitive and requires punctuality, plus a commitment of the job as outlined above
  • Be able to operate autonomously and take direction
  • Delivery duties involve interacting with staff and faculty outside the library and acting as a library representative. As such, candidate must be amiable and possess good inter-personal skills

Application Information

Apply via Handshake on the Center for Career Development’s website

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For more information about positions in the Libraries contact Library Administration & Human Resources, 865-974-6600.

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