Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Periodicals Student Assistant

Position Title: Periodicals Student Assistant
Department: Staley Library
Supervisor: Periodicals Associate

Position Summary:
To assist in the processing and checking-in of print periodicals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Receive, record in the Voyager Acquisitions/Serials module, prepare for use, and shelve all new issues of print periodicals.
  • Route applicable periodical titles to faculty and library staff.
  • Identify missing or damaged issues for the Periodicals Associate.
  • Assist in the annual shift of periodicals from current year shelving to retrospective shelving area. This includes removal of designated print issues that have limited retention.
  • Inventory periodicals holdings, to make sure that materials can be found by library’s users.
  • Assist in periodical stack maintenance, such to notify the Periodicals Associate if labels need to be replaced, or if print materials need to be placed in plastic cases.
  • Help with other tasks as assigned. 
Position Requirements:
  • Be able to work about two hours a day, 5 days a week. Actual hours worked can be flexible as long as it is some time each weekday.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Comfort with using different computer databases.
  • Some library knowledge, ability to locate library items in stacks.
  • Must be accurate. Accuracy is more important than speed.
  • Comfort with varied pace.

Date of position description: July 2011.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL