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African Studies Library Assistant - Job #6229


  1. Click the 'Apply' button to download an application.
  2. Fill out the application and bring it to 110 Doe Library to arrange an interview.

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Student Employment
office hours:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(closed daily for lunch,
noon to 1 p.m.)

Student Job Opening

Date Posted: 
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:15am
Student supervisor: 
Adam Clemons
Social Sciences Division
STDT 2, ($13.75/hr)
How many students will be hired for this job?: 
Does this job require work study?: 
Work Study Required

Work Schedule

Minimum Hours/Week: 
Maximum Hours/Week: 
Specific Work Hours: 
8am to 4pm

Job Information

Job Duties: 

Working under the direction of the African Studies Librarian, the candidate will assist with the sorting of monographs and serials from African countries, perform pre-order bibliographic checking using a range of online and print resources, assist with the general review of the African Studies collection, and all other library tasks as assigned.

Tasks will be performed in the Doe Library. We are looking someone who can work over the summer as well as next fall.

Required Qualifications: 

Ability to bend, lift boxes of books, and push carts of books as needed

Ability to follow instructions and ask questions when necessary


Detail oriented

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Desired Qualifications: 

Reading knowledge of French and/or Portuguese

Experience using library research tools, including familiarity with Oskicat and Melvyl

Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system