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Student workers have different roles depending on which department they work for.
Reports to: Accounting Associate or designee
All students hired are trained in all tasks, but may not actually perform all tasks, depending on the time of day that they work and the work flow in the department.
Skills: General office skills including keyboarding, filing and telephone skills useful. Should be able to lift items weighing up to 25 pounds.
Schedule: Students in this position generally work between 10 and 15 hours per week. Hours are flexible between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Duties include: This position requires active physical work; lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 40 pounds sometimes. Duties include helping with maintaining Library inventory and routinely interacts with all constituents in the campus community. Transports furniture, office equipment, and related items within the AOK Library as needed. Also, answer telephones and direct callers to the appropriate staff person or unit or take messages. File into both general and student personnel files, and hand-carry items to other UMBC offices. Maintain bulletin boards throughout Library. Photocopy, collate documents and correspondence. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Skills: Quick learner. Ability to work with the public in a professional manner and to maintain confidentiality. Some familiarity with computers and word processing desirable. Some experience working with basic tools preferred but not required. Ability to understand basic oral and written instructions. Ability to work well with a diverse community of students, educators, administrative and other support staff. Ability to safely, and efficiently operate a pallet jack, lift gates, and platforms, as appropriate to the position. Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures. Experience not necessary will train.
Schedule: 13:00 hours /week - Flexible schedule
Pay Scale: $8.75
Purpose: To perform routine database maintenance tasks
Reports to: Database Maintenance Coordinator
Skills: Computer skills required; prior library experience desired; ability to follow procedures and perform routine database maintenance tasks in the Aleph catalog system; careful attention to detail.
Schedule: 10-15 hours per week (in shifts of not less than two hours) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Scheduling is flexible between these hours and a specific schedule will be arranged after hire.
Purpose: To assist with various responsibilities of the Cataloging unit
Reports to: Library Technician II (Bibliographic Coordinator)
Skills: Student workers in this position will need to have excellent organizational skills. They need to be detail-oriented. Familiarity with the library's online system is a plus.
Schedule: Students in this position generally work between 10 and 15 hours a week (in shifts of not less than two hours) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. The scheduling is flexible between those hours.
Purpose: To mend books and process special items
Reports to: Library Technician II (Special Formats Copy Cataloger)
Skills: Organizational skills and attention to detailed work. Training will be provided.
Purpose: To physically prepare library materials for the collections
Skills: Typing skills are required for this position. Student needs to be detail-oriented. Must be able to work efficiently and be willing to learn new tasks.
Schedule: Students in this position generally work between 10 and 15 hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Scheduling is flexible between these hours and a specific schedule will be arranged after hire.
Purpose: General Circulation tasks
Reports to: Student Employees Coordinator
Skills: Students should have the ability to work without close supervision and do repetitive work without losing concentration. Should be able to work at a reasonable pace while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. Must be dependable and have the ability to remain calm and courteous yet firm when dealing with a problem. Students will need to shelve heavy books, push booktrucks, and shelve materials at various heights. Customer service experience is a plus.
Schedule: Generally 8-12 hours per week, Scheduling can be flexible: day, night, and weekend hours available.
Purpose: General assistance to the unit. All students are trained to work in the four areas of CM/ILL.
Reports to: Unit Staff
Interlibrary Loan Lending and Document Delivery:
Skills: Students must be detail oriented and self motivated; must be able to shelve books at heights of 0"-90", push loaded booktrucks, and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
Schedule: Should be able to work a set schedule of at least 10 hours per week. A shift should consist of at least 2 hours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.
Pay Scale: Entry Level
Purpose: Provide computer assistance as requested throughout the Library
Reports to: Library Information Technology Services Staff
Skills: Computing Services student assistants must be thoroughly familiar with personal computer hardware and software issues, comfortable in taking apart and putting back together such equipment. Computing Services student assistants must also be mature and able to function effectively in occasionally difficult interpersonal situations. Finally, they must also be able to function with little supervision.
Schedule: Minimum 10 hours per week between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays.
Pay Scale: Entry level
Reports to: Media Staff
Duties include: Assist patrons at Digital Media Lab, accurately loan and return circulating equipment, implement opening and closing procedures, file and shelve media materials and circulating equipment, shelf read collections, complete daily checklists, work on various projects and other duties as assigned.
Skills: Punctuality, attention to detail, ability to work without constant supervision, ability to work well with the public, and a general knowledge of video/recording process is helpful (but not required).
Schedule: At least 8 hours per week. Although scheduling is flexible, the student must be able to work some day, night and weekend hours.
Purpose: Provide support to the Reference Department
Reports to: Reference Technician
Skills: The student assistant must have strong communication skills and a disposition suited to public service. Additionally, the student assistant must be familiar with Microsoft Windows 7, MS Office 2007 (or later), and web based applications. The student assistant must be capable of performing tasks with minimal supervision, as well as work well in a team environment. Training will be provided for reference desk procedures and operations, layout of the library, and the classification systems by which library materials are organized. The ability to lift heavy books, push book trucks, and shelve materials at various heights is required.
Schedule: The student assistant will work between 4 to 10 hours per week. Work hours are flexible though student assistants must be available for some or all of the following critical times: Monday through Thursday 11 am to 2 pm, Monday through Thursday 6 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday between noon and 6 pm.
Purpose: Provide support for Reference Department by assisting with web development activities, compiling data, and producing reports.
Reports to: Web Services Librarian
Schedule: Up to 10 hours per week during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters; work hours are somewhat flexible.
Pay Scale: Special Skills level
Purpose: Assist in Serials Department
Reports to: Serials Technician
Skills: Requires the ability to work independently on assigned tasks, a willingness to learn new tasks, and an interest in working with the public. Technical training will be provided after hire.
Schedule: Be able to work at least 10 hours per week on a set schedule.
Purpose: To assist visitors in Special Collections
Reports to: Chief Curator
A. Work at the Special Collections Desk.
Skills: Knowledge of computers and computer operation. Ability to learn quickly software that may be unfamiliar such as Word Perfect and dbase. Friendly positive manner. This position requires the ability to work with the public at the Special Collections Desk, as well as to provide instruction to patrons in the use of the on-line catalog and other computer equipment such as for image scanning.
In addition, the candidate must have better than average communications skills, and the ability to listen and verbalize carefully in interacting with others. The person must be able adhere to a schedule. They must also be able to learn Special Collections procedures, and must understand the Library of Congress filing procedures for arrangement of books on shelves.
Schedule: Minimum 10 hours per week
Purpose: To assist in Special Collections
A. Image Scanning
Skills: Knowledge of computers and scanning. Ability to learn quickly software that may be unfamiliar such as Word Perfect and dbase. Friendly positive manner.
This position requires familiarity with computers and image scanning, and the ability to work with the public at the Special Collections Desk. In addition, the position requires the ability to provide instruction to patrons in the use of the on-line catalog, as well as the ability to learn archives processing.
Purpose: To provide assistance with designated aspects of gallery exhibitions.
Reports to: Curator of Exhibitions
Schedule: Minimum of 10 hours per week.
Purpose: To provide clerical support and manual assistance to all aspects of Gallery programs, including exhibitions, grants/fundraising, educational programs and receptions.
Schedule: Minimum 10 hours per week.