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Chowan University

Apply to be a Student Worker

Library Student Worker Jobs

If you are a student currently enrolled at Chowan University and interested in applying for a work-study position, then email the Student Work Study Supervisor, Georgia Williams at willig@chowan.edu

Public Services Department

Must be mature, reliable, customer service-oriented, have attention to detail, and excellent communication skills. Duties include: greeting library patrons in person and on the telephone; check out materials; check in, arrange and reshelve returned items; respond to requests; search for missing items; take inventory and do shelf reading; assist with placing materials on reserve; keep circulation statistics; straighten and clear study areas of used materials; service copiers; website (links) update, assist with closing the library nightly and other duties as assigned.. The library is open 82 hours per week, 7 days a week, so students are able to work hours around their classes. Positions require a person who enjoys a great deal of interaction with people. The student will work regular shifts of 8-10 hours per week in a set schedule that is built around their classes and other academic commitments.

This is the first role students assume upon beginning their work-study position at the library. As they advance in this role, they may find more specialized, independent work with more flexible hours, including the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting with interlibrary loans

  • Archival work

  • Featured items and new bookshelf management

  • Creating displays, flyers, and signs for the building

  • Contributing to the library’s social media accounts

Technical Services Department

Students work under the supervision of the Collections Librarian. Must be able to multi-task and follow instructions. Attention to detail, dependability and punctuality are very important. Duties include receiving new books, data entry, physically preparing materials to go on the shelf, book repair and shelving. 

The Shelver will shelve library materials according to the classification system.  The shelver will also assist with stacks maintenance, search for lost or missing books, shift books to make more room on the shelves, help with tagging and inventory projects. The position requires a set schedule of two hours per weekday, built around the student’s class schedule.

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Student assistants in Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery are responsible for helping staff process loan, borrowing and delivery requests with minimal supervision. Must be able to multi-task and follow instructions. Attention to detail, legible handwriting, dependability and punctuality are very important. Duties include: looking up call numbers; pulling items from stacks; packing items for delivery via mail, scanning articles; utilizing interlibrary loan tracking software; delivering requested items to faculty offices; answering phone and taking complete messages when unable to answer questions; routine clean up in work area; notifying supervisor when supplies are running low.

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