Library Assistant - Prairie Research Institute

The Prairie Research Institute Library is seeking part-time help to assist with activities related to the merger of 4 library collections into one unit.

Job Description:

  • Process materials from merging libraries, including updating catalog records, barcoding and labeling pieces.
  • Assist with shelving and shifting library materials.
  • Assist with day-to-day library operations including serial check-in and binding.
  • Assist patrons at combined circulation/reference desk.
  • Assist with training and supervision of student assistants.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to work at least 10 regularly scheduled hours each week between 8:30am and 5pm M-F at the Prairie Research Institute Library.
  • Ability to work at least 12 hours per week strongly preferred; ability to work Wednesday and Friday afternoons strongly preferred.
  • Must be prompt, reliable, and have a friendly demeanor.
  • Must pay close attention to detail and do accurate work.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
  • Must have experience with basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Library experience and familiarity with basic library operations strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Voyager circulation and cataloging staff clients strongly preferred.
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion strongly preferred

Start date:  ASAP

End date:  June 30, 2014

Wage: commensurate with qualifications/experience

To Apply: please send a statement of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of 2 references to Prairie Research Institute Human Resources via

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