Part-Time Student Media Services Public Library Assistant
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 294105
Media Services is a one-stop service point for multimedia resources and media reserves. We are looking for creative, dependable, detailed-oriented, and energetic students who are excellent self-managers to work at the Media Services circulation desk. Will provide library reference assistance, perform circulation duties, pull and shelve multimedia resources, and assist patrons with multimedia equipment while gaining valuable experience in a supportive and professional environment. Students must comply with IU Library and Media Services policies and procedures, and must be able to work well within a diverse staff and user community. Temporary student employees will report to Heather Sloan, Media and Map Assistant, and Monique Threatt, Head, on projects as assigned. Duties include:
Responsible for opening and closing Media Services.
Oversees day-to-day operations in absence of full-time staff.
Provides circulation services and light reference in person, over the phone, and via e-mail.
Handles, processes, and ships Booked media items in absence of supervisor.
Processes incoming new multimedia acquisitions.
Assists in processing and preparing materials for circulation and Reserves.
Pulls and shelves multimedia resources in the T&R collection, and Reserve materials by LC call number.
Pulls and shelves multimedia resources in the Browsing collection in alphabetical order, some exceptions apply.
Participates in shelf-reading projects.
Contributes to Media Services social media sites, such as Twitter and Media Beat (MRS Blog), and department libguides.
Contributes to monthly staff picks display bookcase.
Recommends improvements to the web pages and customer access services.
Participates in professional development growth via in-house training modules.
Performs other organizational duties as assigned.
Must meet one of the following qualifications as a student hire:
Currently enrolled as a Graduate student in, at minimum, four credit hours per semester, or two credit hours during the summer semesters.
Currently enrolled as an Undergraduate student in, at minimum, six credit hours per semester, or three credit hours during the summer semesters.
Library experience or knowledge of library operations. Ability to work well with a large and diverse patron base, employees, and staff. Excellent communication skills in the English language. Dependable, and ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to work evenings and weekends. Ability to participate in mandatory training orientation prior to each semester and during employment. Available for training prior to first day of each semester.
Experience with media formats such as DVD and streaming services; experience with Library of Congress call number system.
Working Conditions / Demands
Ability to remain stationary at a service desk for several hours with minimal breaks. Occasional light lifting expected, and can be accommodated.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.