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Work at the Libraries

Work at the Libraries

Student Employment Opportunities

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Circulation Services

Public Services area. Diversified tasks. Entry level responsibilities include shelving, searching, paging (locating books), inventory and processing Tri-Co materials. Training is provided. After the initial learning period, students are often trained to provide services at the Reserve Desk.  See full position descriptions: Assistant 1, Assistant 2, and Assistant 3.

Cornell Science Library

Circulation desk. Responsibilities include: checking in/out regular books and reserve items, shelving, assisting patrons (with copiers, printers, basic reference and directional questions), and other tasks as assigned. Training is provided. Student assistants on night and weekend shifts are also responsible for overseeing the building; this can include opening and closing the library.  See full position descriptions: Daytime and Evening/Weekend.

Digital Initiatives

Under the supervision of permanent staff, the Digital Initiatives student assistants are responsible for providing support for digital collections of student and faculty scholarly works, and assisting with ongoing digitization projects and digital scholarship. In order to properly complete assigned tasks and to make sound judgment calls, student assistants will be well-versed in library collections, tools and services, and information technology. See full position description.


Interlibrary Loan Assistant

Technical Services position. Assists with interlibrary loan operations including retrieving, receipt, and preparation of library materials. Training is provided. See full position description.

Library Exhibits Assistant

Planning and execution of library exhibitions, duties might include generating labels, liaising with students/outside personnel, and creating and distributing publicity materials. Assist with set up and catering at receptions and openings. Meet regularly with exhibitions coordinator and attend Exhibits Committee meetings as needed. Good time management and able to work independently with a flexible schedule (exhibits might require extended hours during the days leading up to an opening). Qualifications: a strong sense of responsibility and commitment (must be very reliable), ability to think creatively with good visual facility, manual dexterity preferred, this job will occasionally involve working with tools.

Technical Services

Student assistants must work at entry level I before moving up to the next job level.  See full position descriptions.

Underhill Music and Dance Library

Provides library circulation and reference services for fellow students, faculty, staff, and community members. Responsibilities include checking in/out items, shelving, and assisting patrons with catalog searches, basic reference questions, and equipment. Student assistants are also responsible for opening and closing the library and assisting the Music & Dance  Librarian with special projects.  See full position description.