University of Kansas POOL - Student Hourly - Resource Sharing in Lawrence, Kansas

Job Description

*Note - Applicants have the option of starting in July. See additional candidate instructions section on submitting available work times.**

Duties include one or more of the following:

  • Opening incoming mail (ie books, media items, journal issues, etc).
  • Checking-in library materials in various systems (ILLiad, Voyager)
  • Processing library materials (including placing holds, checking out, labeling, & routing)
  • Preparing borrowed material to be mailed back to lending libraries.
  • Sorting and shelving journals in Watson periodicals location.
  • Creating, editing and maintaining library records
  • Retrieving print books and journals from KU’s collection
  • Scanning items for electronic delivery
  • Searching KU’s electronic journal subscriptions for requested materials to provide to requester.
  • Statistical projects & running/verifying usage report
  • Other duties as assigned.

These duties require a high level of accuracy and speed, as well as the ability to quickly learn and retain very detailed, time-sensitive, and complex procedures. The work performed must meet established quality and turnaround time standards.

Required Qualifications
  • KU Student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Willingness to maintain assigned work schedule.
  • Availability to work a regular schedule of at least 10 hours a week between 8 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday. And to work those hours in blocks of at least 2-3 hours.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Library work experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service.
  • Experience with computers, library online catalog, scanners and software applications, e.g. word processing, adobe acrobat, databases.
  • Knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to accurately perform extremely detailed work.
  • Problem solving skills.
Contact Information to Applicants

Nishon Hawkins 4-8895

Additional Candidate Instruction

Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicants are required to attach either a cover letter or resume to your application.
  • Applicant must include hours you are available to work.
  • **Applicant must follow below directions on submitting available work times. Review of applications begins June 16, 2018 and will continue as positions become available.

**Due to the daily time deadlines of the work in our department, we have a separate (more specific) availability sheet we'd like you to fill out, instead of the system's pre-generated one. Please complete the following steps to ensure you fill this out correctly and accurately:

* * Click and download the document from the following link: * * Create your own copy of this document (title it LASTNAME_Availability) and fill it in as instructed on the sheet, for your Fall Semester Availability. * * Upload your availability to the "Other Documents" section on the application form for us to view. * Please email Nishon Hawkins at if you have any questions over how to do this!

Work Schedule

10-20 hours/week between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday


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Advertised Salary Range: $8.00/hr

Application Review Begins: 16-Jun-2018

Work Location: University of Kansas - Lawrence

FTE: 0.025

Reg/Temp: Temporary

Anticipated Start Date: 16-Jul-2018