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The University Libraries is open for individual study or for groups not greater than four people. Strict adherence to preventive measures is required, including the wearing of face coverings and maintaining 6 feet of distance from others in the library at all times.
Student Jobs at GVSU Libraries
User Experience Student Assistant
Join a team designed to create a better experience for library patrons in the Mary Idema Pew Library! Become a User Experience Student Assistant and help staff the fast-paced library Service Desk. Excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm for the library, and the ability to work collaboratively with other students and staff are required. Primary responsibilities include assisting users with research and circulation needs, providing building information and tours, and assisting with emergency and safety procedures. Many shifts are available, but all applicants are expected to be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends, and extra hours during Exam Cram and for training purposes.
We are not accepting applications for User Experience Student Assistants at this time.
Access and Delivery Student Assistant
The Access & Delivery Department is in search of highly motivated individuals! If you thrive in fast-paced environments and look forward to variety, this is the job for you! We’re looking for detail-oriented students to help with checking in library materials, re-shelving items, working in the mailroom, and working with our Automated Storage & Retrieval System (the cranes) at the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale campus.
All applicants are expected to be able to work flexible hours, including some late nights and weekends.
We are not taking applications for Access and Delivery Students at this time.
Library Research Center Consultant
Research consultants work in the Knowledge Market and guide fellow students through the research process, from brainstorming ideas to finding information and evaluating resources. Research consultants
- work one-on-one and in groups with students in the library
- assist librarians in classroom settings
- gain valuable experience that employers are looking for
Consultants are trained to use library databases, government information, and even Google. They learn about interesting topics alongside students and develop their own skills in the process. Curious students are encouraged to apply.
We are not accepting applications for Library Research Center Consultants at this time.
Off the Shelf Publication Assistant
The Publication Assistant helps University Libraries create a visually appealing and informative way to share stories of impact by contributing their knowledge of journalistic writing and publication practices in the creation of the Off the Shelf library newsletter. See past issues here: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/offtheshelf/
The position involves attendance at team meetings, close collaboration with the graphic designer and editors, writing copy, giving and taking feedback, and editing. This position requires knowledge of journalistic writing, copy-editing, AP Style, and the ability to follow style guidelines. Some experience with Adobe InDesign is required.
Employment dates: September- November (2018) and January - March 2019
Approximately 8 hours per week, flexible to student schedule
We are not currently taking applications for this position
Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We are interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.