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Job Title: STUDENT ASSISTANT - Access Student Assistant

Job Description:




Students Assistants provide general and essential assistance in public services and in library collection and materials processing duties.  These responsibilities can include:


  • Significant interaction with the public, including greeting all guests, responding to patron queries about library accounts and services, and assisting with the location of library resources.
  • Processing and shelving books, periodicals, and media materials. 
  • Basic maintenance and awareness of library collection
  • Providing patron assistance on computing, printing, and scanning stations
  • Becoming knowledgeable about library policies and being able to effectively enforce them
  • Carrying out other miscellaneous tasks as assigned, including organizational tasks and light cleaning
  • Prompt reporting of issues to supervisor or other full-time staff is expected


Student Assistantsreceive extensive training in job-related areas including but not limited to:

  • Circulation procedures
  • Library classification system and shelving
  • Basic reference and research
  • Cash handling


Skills and Attributes:

  • Requires a strong desire to work with the public, together with excellent and attentive interpersonal and professional communication skills
  • Ability to follow clear and specific direction and prioritize tasks
  • Self-motivated to independently complete tasks with high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Willingness to continually learn new skills and adapt to changes
  • Ability to reliably maintain a consistent work schedule throughout each semester
  • Possess a strong degree of professionalism when communicating with patrons in person, via email, and over the phone
  • Ability to lift heavy books, push book carts, and shelve materials at various heights is required


Hours Needed: A minimum of 10 hours per week is required.  Students are needed during all staffed hours at KSL including mornings, nights, and weekends. 


Positions Available:  Multiple


Contact: Erin Smith, Student Assistant Supervisor


Interested applicants should email a resume and a statement of interest or cover letter to adstudentapps@case.edu.  Please include expected graduation date and availability to work during our hours of operation when applying.  Applicants that cannot commit to a minimum of two full semesters will not be considered.  Preference will be given to students in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program.  Only completed applications will be considered for an interview.  No phone calls please. 


To apply fill out the application form HERE


About Us FAQ

What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.

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