Join a team designed to create a better experience for patrons in the Seidman House Special Collections & University Archives! Become a Research Services Assistant and help staff the Reading Room Service Desk. Excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm for the library and historical materials, and the ability to work carefully on focused tasks are required. Primary responsibilities include assisting patrons with reference needs, retrieving collection materials for research use, and instructing patrons on proper care and handling of rare and unique materials. Other duties include digitizing and transcribing historic materials and other clerical tasks. Daytime shifts are available, all applicants are expected to be punctual and reliable for their desk shifts.
Positions are now open for Winter 2018 semester. Please fill out the application linked below and return it with a letter of reference and schedule to Leigh Rupinski in Seidman House or email email@example.com.
Students who display an aptitude for archival work in the Research Services Assistant position, or those who have previous archival processing experience, may be eligible for the position of Archives Processing Assistant. Processing Assistants work with the Archivist for Collection Management to preserve, organize, and describe archival collections relating to GVSU history and collections of regional historical interest, making them available for research use by students, faculty, and the general public. Provide hands-on assistance with identifying, describing, and preserving personal papers, university records, audio and video collections, photographic materials, graphic materials and books. Assist with digitization and management of digital files and be part of the digital preservation workflow. Duties may include: arranging and describing physical and digital collections; digitizing photographs, documents and books; data entry; exhibition research and preparation; creating online exhibits and blog posts; editing digital audio and video files; transcribing handwritten documents; lifting, carrying, and shelving books and boxes; performing shelf reads of library stacks; and assisting archivists with document preservation tasks.
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