Graduate Student Library Assistant
Department Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library
Position Type Graduate Student Library Assistant
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Salary $12.00 per hour. Does not include a tuition waiver.
Hours 10 hours per week during Fall and Spring semesters – August through May. Occasional Sunday night shifts are required.


The Graduate Student Library Assistant contributes to many aspects of the operation of the Pendergrass Library on the Agriculture Campus – this includes closing the library at least two night each week for a total of 10 hours.

About Pendergrass Library:


Responsibilities & Duties

  • Work Sundays from 6pm or 7pm until 10pm, occasionally
  • Assist library patrons at the Service Desk, on the phone, and online
  • Print research posters, scan journal articles
  • Make suggests about how to improve services or spaces
  • Other tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled as a UTK graduate student with a projected graduation date no earlier than December 2022
  • Willingness to learn new skills (document scanning, poster printing, etc.)
  • Strong customer service skills, or the ability and willingness to learn such skills
  • Works well with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to work independently and accurately
  • Basic proficiency using computers

Application Procedures

Apply online at HandShake. Submit a cover letter, a current resume and a copy of your Spring 2022 schedule. Please add your name or NetID to all attachments.

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