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Student Employment

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

Access Services Student Assistant

Access Services (Convergence Gallery, Marketing & Outreach) Student Assistant


Position Basics

Work Hours Between 10 AM and 6 PM
Weekend Shifts Included? No
Hours per Week An average of 12 hours each week
Public Services? Yes
Same Schedule each Week? Yes

Position Duties

  • Assist Convergence Gallery Supervisor with marketing and outreach projects including research, design and execution
  • Assist with the creation and content of monthly library displays
  • Assist patrons at the Library Service Desk in the Convergence Gallery
  • Check books in and out
  • Renew materials upon request
  • Assist patrons with account information
  • Place library items on hold and or recall as requested
  • Answer directional or other questions and give information
  • Assist patrons with Convergence Gallery scanner and with general questions regarding library printers, copiers, etc.
  • Assist patrons with questions regarding library materials, reserve materials and other special materials
  • Maintain library statistics
  • Assist in maintaining UMW Libraries Twitter / Facebook / Instagram presence

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
  • Dependable
  • Proficient in the use of social media, specifically Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Be able to pick up, transfer, move objects 5-10lbs on a daily basis.

Student Assistant Supervisor

Tammy Hefner