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Student Positions

University of Missouri–Kansas City
Miller Nichols Library

Position Available
Graduate-Level Student Assistant

15 hours/week
Some evenings and weekends are expected:

Service desk hours are Sundays 1-6, Mon-Thur 9-7, Fri 9-5
Circulation Service shift: Thursdays 5-11pm or Saturdays 11am-6pm



  • Answers reference questions at the service desk and through chat, email and text.
  • Teaches information literacy classes for first-year and dual-credit high school students.
  • Assists with development and preparation of classes and instructional materials.
  • Develops and updates research guides.
  • Uses Microsoft Office to create documents, charts and graphs.
  • Assists with collection development projects.
  • Assists Research and Liaison Services librarians and Teaching and Learning Services Librarians with projects.
  • Works one Circulation Services shift per week including such tasks as:
    • assisting patrons with circulation desk functions and basic printing and scanning issues.
    • indirectly supervising circulation student assistants (in absence of circulation night/weekend supervisor)
    • assisting circulation night/weekend supervisor with closing the Miller Nichols Library and Learning Center, closing Miller Nichols Library and Learning Center in absence of circulation supervisor o storing and picking books and journals from the library automated retrieval system, RooBot.
  • Other library duties as assigned.


  • Enrolled for fall semester 2014 as a graduate student in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) in Library Science or Educational Technology at the University of Missouri.
  • Service-oriented
  • Dependable, mature, flexible
  • Good oral/written communication skills
  • Self-starter
  • Works well in team environment
  • Familiarity with computer and Web applications preferred
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Available weekends and evenings


Submit the following items via email to Diane Hunter, Head of Teaching and Learning Services (Diane Hunter) hunterdi at umkc dot edu

University of Missouri–Kansas City
Miller Nichols Library

Position Available
Library Student Assistant, Special Collections Metadata UMKC Libraries,
LaBudde Special Collections

Posted: July 31, 2014
Applications Accepted Until: August 29, 2014
Salary Level: $9.50/hr.
Desired Start Date: September 15, 2014
Duration: Through Summer 2015 with possible extension
Approximate Hours per Week: 10-20
Position Type: Part Time, Temporary/Seasonal, On-campus (not Work Study)

The Library Student Assistant will work on special metadata projects in the Special Collections Department, with emphasis on: analyzing digital objects to assign terms from controlled lists, searching various online databases, providing summary descriptions of digital objects, entering data into a spreadsheet, and some minimal historical research. This position helps to provide online access to our unique digitized collections, including photographs, manuscripts, posters, graphics, etc. Additional duties may include: occasional retrieval of analog source materials from the Marr Sound Archives or LaBudde Special Collections.


  • ability to accurately type 40 words per minute
  • successful experience with basic clerical procedures, such as alphabetizing/filing
  • capable of following detailed written and oral instructions
  • ability to complete repetitive work accurately
  • ability to accurately differentiate detailed information
  • ability to quickly learn to navigate and effectively utilize a specialized database
  • ability to analyze and write concise descriptions

UMKC Libraries, LaBudde Special Collections

Miller Nichols Library, UMKC, Kansas City, MO

Desired Major(s)
Library Science, History, Communications, Music

How to Apply

Submit a resume and completed Student Employment Application form ( to Sandy Rodriguez at rodriguezsan at umkc dot edu.

The University of Missouri - Kansas City is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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