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Book Cataloging & Processing Position:  Shadek-Fackenthal Library needs students to assist with the cataloging and processing of the approximately 10,000 books added each year to the Library’s collection.  Cataloging tasks include verifying and editing bibliographic data using the Library's automated system; linking new books to the database using barcodes; verifying and writing call numbers in books and on processing slips; inspecting processed items for quality control; retrieving and withdrawing books from the library's collection; and other duties as assigned.  Processing tasks include attaching bookplates, security strips and barcodes to books; printing and attaching call number labels; proofreading call numbers; typing bookplates; relabeling books; and handling bindery shipments.  The position requires accuracy and excellent proofreading skills; neat and legible printing; ability to concentrate, work independently, and attend to many details.  Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.  Pay is standard at $7.25 hour.  Candidates must have relevant library or related work and/or volunteer experience, and submit a cover letter and resume.  Contact Rick Thompson at . (4)  Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer

Book Repair Assistant: Student needed to perform simple repairs to damaged library books. The student will be taught various techniques, including repairing torn pages, replacing torn book spines, attaching loose or missing pages, replacing damaged endpapers and sewing pamphlets into binders. Some minor database work may also be assigned. This position requires excellent hand/eye coordination, manual dexterity and the ability to work with sharp tools. Pay is standard at $7.25/hour for 5-8 hours weekly. Please send a brief resume of prior work experience to Mike Horn at . (1) Fall, Spring

Circulation Student Assistant: Students needed to make materials accessible to patrons by charging, discharging, sorting, and shelving books and materials for the stacks and Reserve Room.  Essential duties include: Interacting with patrons, personally and by phone, using a computer to charge, discharge, and search for books and reserve items, Building trucks, Shelving books, periodicals, and microfilm, Maintaining newspapers and copiers, Providing acceptable customer service, and other duties as assigned.  Weekend hours and Reading Days and Exam hours are required.  Students must possess the following to be considered for this position: Excellent Attention to detail, Good communication skills, Ability to interact with difficult patrons, use of library’s on-line catalog, Knowledge of the LC Call Number System (80% or higher required on LC-Easy skill test), and be in good standing with the library.  Pay is standard at $7.25/hour.  Please contact Mrs. Nikki Rearich at .  (20) Fall, Spring, Summer


Documents Student Assistant:  Student(s) aid in the processing and distribution of United States Government Documents, in print, microfiche, CD-Rom, DVD, and U.S. Geological Survey maps. The essential duties include opening, processing and routing all depository shipments in various formats; and shelving, shelf reading, stack maintenance and shifting of materials, as needed. Other duties include maintaining/updating various spreadsheets; potential cross-training with Periodicals; other duties as assigned. Must have very neat, legible handwriting; ability to lift/maneuver up to 50 lbs.; and ability to work quietly and independently. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; some nights/weekend hours are available after training. Pay is standard at $7.25 hour. Respond by email with a resume and cover letter to Ken Siegert (Library Acquisitions) at ; candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email.   (3)  Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer
 

 

Interlibrary Loan/ILL Student Assistant:  Student assistants aid in the fulfillment of Interlibrary Loan requests for the F&M Library as both borrower and lender of library materials.  The ILL service must meet a daily deadline to ensure timely receipt and provision of materials.  Essential duties include: searching the library catalog and journal finder to confirm F&M holdings; retrieving books, journals, microfilm, etc., from the library stacks; photocopying and scanning articles, book chapters, etc.; faxing photocopied articles; and packaging books and other library materials for shipping.  Other duties may include transporting library materials between the Shadek-Fackenthal Library and the Martin Library of the Sciences; transporting items to the college mailroom; opening and sorting mail for the ILL and EZ Borrow services; and other like duties as assigned.  This position requires someone able to: work with a high degree of accuracy and pay close attention to detail; work independently and without distraction; work collegially in a busy office environment; maintain a regular work schedule.  All student work must be performed during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.  Pay is standard at $7.25/hour.  Respond by email with a cover letter and resume addressed to Lisa Stillwell at .  (2) Fall, Spring, Summer

Periodicals Student Assistant:  Student(s) aid in the processing and distribution of periodicals, in print, microfilm, CD-Rom and electronic resources. The essential duties include opening, processing and routing/displaying all periodicals; preservation recall; in-house binding/sewing of periodicals; process incoming and outgoing commercial bindery shipments; verification of online access to electronic resources; and shelving, shelf reading, stack maintenance and shifting of materials, as needed. Other duties include maintaining/updating various spreadsheets; potential cross-training with Documents; one or two students to process newspapers on Sunday; other duties as assigned. Must have very neat, legible handwriting; ability to lift/maneuver up to 50 lbs.; ability to use a handheld electric drill; and ability to work quietly and independently. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; some nights/weekend hours are available after training. Pay is standard at $7.25 hour. Respond by email with a resume and cover letter to Ken Siegert (Library Acquisitions) at ; candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email.  (4)  Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer
 

Student Book Order & Receipt Assistant:  Acquisitions Materials Order & Receipt Assistant:  Students needed for office and clerical work.  The job’s primary focus is the processing of all incoming shipments of books and other materials purchased for the Library’s collection with the exception of periodicals/journals.  This includes opening boxes of deliveries, receiving said deliveries, and when ready, moving these items out of Acquisitions to the Cataloging Office.  Paper work includes, but is not limited to, the processing and filing of invoices, order slips and correspondence.  Routine computer work  involves using the SIRSI integrated Library system, EXCEL and Word.  All skills can be taught to willing students serious about working with us. Students must have a good working knowledge of the English language and be able to: maintain a work schedule; concentrate; work independently; attend to details; think creatively when encountering snafus; work at a computer terminal; lift up to 50lbs; help maintain a quiet work environment; enjoy working with all things book-related.  Pay is standard at $7.25/hour.  We hire 3 students working 5-hour per week work shifts which are scheduled during regular Acquisitions hours of operation, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Contact Carol Kornhauser at .  Fall, Spring, and as needed, Winter Break.