POOL - Student Hourly - Resource Sharing - Watson Library

Job Description

Duties include one or more of the following:
  • Opening incoming mail (ie books, media items, journal issues, etc).
  • Checking-in library materials in various systems (ILLiad, Voyager)
  • Processing library materials (including placing holds, checking out, labeling, & routing)
  • Preparing borrowed material to be mailed back to lending libraries.
  • Sorting and shelving journals in Watson periodicals location.
  • Creating, editing and maintaining library records
  • Retrieving print books and journals from KU’s collection
  • Scanning items for electronic delivery
  • Searching KU’s electronic journal subscriptions for requested materials to provide to requester.
  • Statistical projects & running/verifying usage report
  • Other duties as assigned.

These duties require a high level of accuracy and speed, as well as the ability to quickly learn and retain very detailed, time-sensitive, and complex procedures. The work performed must meet established quality and turnaround time standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Current KU student enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.
  • Willingness to maintain assigned work schedule.
  • Availability to work a regular schedule of at least 10 hours a week between 8 AM - 4 PM Monday-Friday, and to work in blocks of at least 1 - 2 hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Library work experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service.
  • Experience with computers, library online catalog, scanners and software applications, e.g. word processing, adobe acrobat, databases.
  • Knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to accurately perform extremely detailed work.
  • Problem solving skills.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applicant Requirements:
  • Applicants are required to attach either a cover letter or resume to your application.
  • Applicant must include hours you are available to work.
  • **Applicant must follow below directions on submitting available work times.
Review of applications begins May 15th, 2023 and will continue as positions become available.

** Due to our department’s need for very specific hours, we have a separate (more specific) availability sheet we'd like you to fill out, instead of the system's pre-generated one. Please complete the following steps to ensure you fill this out correctly and accurately:
  • Click and download the document from the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ge_QrxNgS52X2nB9FEgfAxvefhrVo92U0DzR8qLRevU/edit?usp=sharing
  • Download (Go to ‘File’, then ‘Download as’) a copy of this document (title it LASTNAME_Availability) and fill it in as instructed on the sheet, for your Summer & Fall semester availability.
  • ***Upload your availability document to the *Other Documents* section on the application form, for us to view.
  • Please email Nishon Hawkins at njhawkin@ku.edu if you have any questions over how to do this!

Contact Information to Applicants

Nishon Hawkins

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

10-20 hours per week between 8 AM - 4 PM Monday-Friday. Based around class schedule.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 22, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25093BR
  • Department:  Libraries-General
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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