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The Tech library personnel includes student workers, employees, and professional librarians.
Where do the students work in the Library?
The Library hires student workers for the Circulation Desk where they provide access to materials through checkout and maintain the collection. Duties involve assisting Library patrons in borrowing Library materials and in using photocopiers and printers. Other duties include registering new patrons, shelving books, shelf reading (checking that books/DVDs... are in the correct order on shelves), keeping statistics, collecting fine money, maintaining a quiet, friendly atmosphere in the Library, enforcing building policies, etc.
What is the pay?
Library student worker positions begin pay at the minimum wage level ($10.00 as of 4/15/2021). Wage increases may be awarded for students, based upon cumulative hours, who have demonstrated continuing excellent performance and have learned and been assigned higher-level tasks and responsibilities.
How many hours a week are scheduled?
A student typically works between 5 and 20 hours per week. A student worker may work up to 28 hours per week.
What does the Library look for in a student worker?
The Library is seeking mature, responsible individuals who are looking for a great place to work. Most of our students continue to work in the Library until they graduate. The applicant will work in a public area and will show excellent customer service disposition. Library experience is preferred, but not required. All student workers will receive on-the-job training.
The Library hires students with or without a work-study award based upon available funding. University students interested in working in the Library are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office, Doc Bryan Student Services Center 117, (479) 968-0399 to determine eligibility for state and federal work-study grants.
How do I apply?
There is only one way to apply: download, print, and fill the online Library Student Employment Application and Schedule Form. Bring the application to RPL 100 or drop it off at the Circulation Desk to the attention of Slade Duppuy, our Administrative Specialist. If an interview is scheduled, bring a copy of your current class schedule.
Before hiring an individual, several forms of identification are required. Most frequently used are a Driver's License and a Social Security card, or a passport. Other forms are acceptable. If you are in doubt, please check the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Accepted Documents lists or call the Financial Office in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center.
What happens after I apply?
As openings occur, Library supervisors review submitted applications and contact students whose skills, work experience, and schedules appear to match the requirements for available positions in their departments. Supervisors contact applicants by telephone for interviews. Student workers are hired not only for their qualifications for the job, but also for the available hours they have for employment. In addition, hiring is sometimes based on the type of funding the Library has at a given time throughout the fiscal year. For example at certain periods, the Library may only have positions available for students with Federal work-study grants.
What do I do if I am not hired this term?
Applications are held in the Library's active student worker application files for one term. Applicants must reapply for each term.