Student Hourly - Collections Assistant, History of Black Writing - 22261BR

Student Hourly - Collections Assistant, History of Black Writing

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The History of Black Writing is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to join a team of Digital Humanities (DH) students and faculty as you work together to create the only known database and digital archive of African American fiction. The Black Book Interactive Project ( seeks to increase the number of black-authored texts in DH. Grant funding provides the opportunity to collaborate with leading DH scholars from across the country and work with and create new digital tools in this growing field.

This is a 5-20 hour per week position on the Lawrence campus.

Job Description

Student will be assisting with digital conversion projects, conducting research and gathering biographical, bibliographical and textual information, and updating database spreadsheets.

Required Qualifications

  1. College Undergraduate or above
  2. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  3. Library research skills as indicated in application material or from previous work experience
  4. Strong attention to detail as indicated from application material
  5. Must be able to repetitively lift five pounds over an extended period of time.
  6. Must be able to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  7. Federal Work Study eligible
  8. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students (Exceptions granted for GTA/GRA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher
  2. Willingness to work in a professional environment
  3. Ability to work independently and in group settings
  4. Good communication skills
  5. Interest in African American and Ethnic literature

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of a cover letter and resume or CV. Apply online and attach a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered

Student must be Federal Work Study eligible.

Contact Information to Applicants

Sarah Arbuthnot Lendt,

Advertised Salary Range

$ - $15.00/hr

Work Schedule

part-time; up to 20 hours/week

Anticipated Start Date


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