Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Library and Information Assistant

Librarian and Information Assistant – Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Posted: May 2011

The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology is seeking to hire an iSchool MLIS graduate student as a Librarian and Information Assistant (starting at $12.00 per hr) 8-12 hrs/wk. The desired (but not required) start date is mid-June with the expectation that the person is available at least through the 2011-2012 school year.

CSDE supports population research and training. The Librarian and Information Assistant serves in the Information Core, which provides information services to affiliated faculty and graduate fellows and maintains the CSDE library with a small collection of demography resource materials and an online catalog. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with information assistance and library management in a friendly, interdisciplinary center on the Quad.

Primary Responsibilities:
• General reference, bibliographic questions, and citation checking
• Comprehensive literature searching and bibliography creation
• Locating, retrieving, and delivering library materials
• Creating customized current awareness services (e.g., TOCs)
• Maintaining the CSDE Library holdings by overseeing circulation and catalog
• Maintaining a list of affiliated faculty recent publications
• Assisting with weekly CSDE e-newsletter
• Supporting and contributing to Information Core services
Other Occasional Duties:
• Assisting with CSDE website content updates
• Providing individual and group instruction on information literacy topics
Minimum Qualifications:
• Experience and/or training in information sciences or related area
• Familiarity with researching in library catalogs, bibliographic databases, and the Internet
• Ability to work with patrons in a professional and courteous demeanor
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to work without direct supervision
Desirable Additional Qualification
• Familiarity with, or ability to learn EndNote
• Web publishing experience
Educational Benefits:
• Develop skills in teamwork, communication, and working with a variety of clients
• Hands-on experience for the MLIS student in library and information services

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to David Hyllegard, CSDE Information Core director, at:
Open until filled