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Graduate Assistantship Position

Posting No: GS14-3025
Hiring Unit: Library and Information Services
Category: See below

Job Description: Assists in one of the following operations of Library and Information Services: Access Services, Instruction & Outreach, Research Commons and Technical Services. Duties may include any of the following:

Access Services (General Assistant): assisting patrons or faculty members; supervising student assistants; assisting in the preparation of reports; assisting in circulation database records creation and maintenance; assisting in maintenance of Library Reserves computer and audio-visual equipment; requires evening and weekend hours.

Technical Services (General Assistant): assisting in the preparation of forms and reports; providing commercial bindery and clerical support; assisting in the supervision and evaluation of student assistants.

Research Commons/Information Desk (General Assistant): assisting patrons or faculty members; supervising student assistants; using automated reference services; conducting basic orientation and instruction tours; providing bibliographic and clerical support; assisting in the preparation of forms and reports.

Instruction & Outreach (Teaching Assistant): Perform duties that are instructional in nature. Primarily serves in a position where main responsibility is providing classroom instruction or assisting in the development of instructional materials. Teaches lower level general information literacy subject content primarily in a classroom setting but also may engage in one-on-one with the user. Assists in the development of instructional materials, displays, and other demonstrations. Supports other related information literacy projects or activities within the Library or externally.



Qualifications Required: Previous library work experience desirable. Good oral communication and customer service skills required. Applicant must be enrolled in Master's program and carry a minimum of six hours of course work each semester. Evening and weekend work may be required.

Period of Appointment: Semester contract, FY 14; renewable for each subsequent semester through Summer term 2014 at either 25 percent or 50 percent appointment

Salary: 50% appointment 25% appointment

First-year assistant $896-1234 per month $395-553 per month

Second-year assistant $951-1311 per month $422-591 per month

Number of Openings: varies

Closing Date For Applications: Remains open during FY 14.

Submit: Resume, Cover letter and Graduate Assistant Application to:

Laura Scaturro
Library and Information Services
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063

or

lscatur@siue.edu

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