Federal Work Study - Student Assistant (Library West User Services)

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jul 30, 2022

Job Description:

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Job Description:

Length Of Employment: Available to start immediately and continue through the end of Fall 2022 and possibly beyond. These are ongoing Federal Work Study positions.

Work Schedule: All positions are expected to work varying shifts between the hours listed below.

Monday-Thursday | 8:00am-1:15am

Friday | 8:00am-10:15pm

Saturday | 9:00am-8:15pm

Sunday | 10:00am-1:15am

Job Duties

Public service library duties including:

  • Staff the circulation desk on the second floor of Library West
  • Search the UF catalog to determine the location of library materials and if they are available for checkout
  • Follow policy and procedure when checking out and returning library materials
  • Search, retrieve, check out, and return course reserve materials
  • Answer telephone calls and provide directional assistance for patrons
  • Assist patrons with general questions and refer them to other staff or faculty members when needed
  • Assist patrons with operation of printers, scanners, workstations, and other equipment
  • Assist with other general library duties and/or projects such as shelving returned materials or supporting other departments
  • Assist the Collections Department by reporting missing items
  • Process new materials for the New Book Wall
  • Keep workstation clean, sanitized, and stocked
  • Periodically patrol the library to collect browsed library materials, and report maintenance or technological equipment issues to supervisors
  • Periodically patrol the library to uphold library policies as needed
  • Periodically assist staff members with opening and closing procedures
  • Assists in creating displays and other crafts as overseen by staff
Expected Salary:$11.64/hour
Minimum Requirements:
  • Federal Work Study Program REQUIRED - NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Must be dependable, punctual, detail-oriented, and courteous
  • Must be able to work some weekend and evening hours
  • Ability to manage time and commitments including scheduled work hours
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with technological skills and applications
  • Must be able to lift and push up to 25 lbs
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in any library setting
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Good database and web searching skills
  • Knowledge of UF Libraries Catalog and databases
  • Comfortable in Windows operating system
  • Previous experience with management applications (Microsoft Teams, Trello)
  • Ability to work independently once trained
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Applicants must attach a copy of their Financial Aid Award page showing proof of work study and a copy of their current class schedule to “Additional Documents 1 & 2” of the job requisition and provide copies of both documents upon request
  • In order to be considered, you must upload your resume and list of 3 references.
  • Freshmen & sophomores who will consider working for the duration of their academic tenure are preferred, but others who are able to make a long-term commitment to the unit will be considered
  • Applicants will have to maintain FWS in order to continue working at Library West
  • Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

* Students seeking FWS employment should print/screenshot a copy of their Financial Aid Award Page, which contains the Federal Work Study award as proof of FWS eligibility. To locate your Financial Aid Award Page, go to https://one.uf.edu/financialaid/aidyear

Health Assessment Required:No