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Student Employment in the Library

Information about student worker positions in the McGraw-Page Library

Student Employment in the Library

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  • Circulation Desk Assistants are responsible for operating the Information Desk and acting as the front line of library operations.

  • Students in this role are service oriented, possess strong communication skills, and are comfortable assisting library users including students, faculty, staff, and visiting public patrons.

  • Responsibilities include providing access to materials by assisting with checking in/out items, answering basic informational, directional, and library policy questions, assisting with the processing of requests, maintaining library stacks and materials, as well as other library related office assistance tasks.



Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A positive attitude.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Conscientiousness, dependability, punctuality, and responsibility.



  • Learn about library operations.
  • Become familiar with locating library resources.
  • Improve communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Improve organization.