Sanders Scholar in Graduate Student Support

Position Overview

Sanders Scholars Award Provides Mentorship and Scholarship Opportunities for Students.

The Sanders Scholars program, created through a gift from William J. Crowe and Nancy P. Sanders, provides funding for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Kansas to work with a librarian mentor.

The program has two main objectives:
  1. Give students the opportunity to learn about librarianship and consider it as a career path.
  2. Recognize librarians for mentorship efforts and encourage them to mentor students.
The award provides up to 300 paid hours at $15/hour.

At the end of the experience, the mentor and scholar will give a public presentation. In addition to gaining valuable experience, this is a great professional development opportunity that will look excellent on a resume.

Job Description

Sanders Scholar will provide research support, peer-to-peer research consultations to library patrons both in-person at graduate programming in Watson Library and via email; Assist with assessments of new graduate focused libraries programing; Aid in developing guides or Open Educational Resources for graduate students doing scoping and literature reviews; and develop and give open workshops related tasks essential to evidence synthesis for other graduate students.

Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in six credit hours of graduate coursework or at least one hour of thesis/dissertation (approval form from graduate program required).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant KU Libraries work experience and/or familiarity with KU Libraries resources, spaces, and services.
  • Public service experience and/or customer service skills.
  • Teaching and/or training experience.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to work well both individually and as part of a team.
  • One or more years of experience using library resources for academic research, including electronic resources (databases, e-books, etc.).

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit the online application, cover letter and resume. Only complete applications will be considered.

Contact Information to Applicants

Scott McEathron

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

Determined by Supervisor, based around class schedule.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday October 23, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26121BR
  • Department:  Libraries-General
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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