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Simpson Library | Special Collections

Student Employment

This is a guide for students who are interested in working at Simpson Library.

Access Services Student Assistant

Access Services (Circulation) Student Assistant

Position Basics

Work Hours Between 8 AM and Midnight
Weekend Shifts Included? Yes
Hours per Week An average of 10 hours each week
Public Services? Yes
Same Schedule each Week? Yes

Position Duties

  • Assist patrons at the Circulation Desk and the Library Desk in the Convergence Gallery
  • Check books in and out
  • Assist patrons with computers, scanners, printers, copiers, etc.
  • Assist patrons with reserve materials and other special materials
  • Shelve books & periodicals
  • Maintain library statistics
  • Answer directional or other questions and give information
  • Inventory
  • Special Projects, which may include digital archives projects, dusting, shifting, searching for missing items, 3D printing, etc.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • Meet the UMW Office of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Patient, friendly, and able to multi-task
  • Dependability
  • Must have at least 2.0 GPA
  • Be able to pick up, transfer, move objects 5-10lbs on a daily basis.

Student Assistant Supervisor

Andrea Meckley