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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.
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
Library Exhibits Assistant
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.