Student Research Assistant

Status: 
filled
Department/Office: 
ODY Reference
Position Grade Level: 
A
Rate of Pay: 
$8.30
Working Hours: 
1:00 pm - 1:00 am (Sunday - Thursday)
Number of Students Hired: 
12-14
Supervisor: 
Job Description: 

Student Research Assistants will work at the ODY Help Desk and will provide first level research assistance to library patrons.  They will help patrons:

  •   Formulate a research strategy;
  •   Effectively search indexes, databases and the online catalog;
  •   Locate library materials;
  •   Obtain materials through ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan; and
  •   Understand library services, policies, and organization.

Student Research Assistants will be responsible for referring more complex questions to a Reference Librarian for follow-up, and for scheduling one-on-one Research Consultations between patrons and librarians.

Skills Required: 
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for helping others
  • Demonstrated research and computer skills
  • Peer-tutoring experience a plus

Estimate on a scale of 1 to 10 of the relative level of:

Skill required  10
Level of effort  10
Responsibility  10
Stress/Working Conditions 9