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Student Assistant – Special Projects

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Job no: 500452
Department: King Library
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Library, Other

Job Title:

Student Assistant – Special Projects


$9.30 - $10.15/hr

Duration of Appointment:

One Academic Year

Hours per Week:


Job Summary:

Miami University Libraries, in cooperation with OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, seeks to identify candidates interested in working in the campus library and experiencing librarianship as a possible career path. This position requires a full academic year commitment (fall and spring semester) and the ability to work 10-15 hours per week. The position includes an orientation, departmental rotations, and working with a mentor. Student participants are also expected to participate in professional development sessions to be coordinated throughout the academic year.

Program Background
Miami University Libraries is partnering with OhioLINK and university libraries throughout the state to provide an undergraduate employment opportunity for our students. The OhioLINK Luminaries program, part of the OhioLINK Library Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, offers students a unique, paid learning opportunity within their campus library unlike traditional internships or other part-time campus employment.

The OhioLINK Luminaries Program aims to illuminate possible career pathways in librarianship, information studies, and data sciences for student participants. OhioLINK and participating university libraries are invested in increasing diversity within the Librarianship and Information Science (LIS) professions in the state of Ohio and providing meaningful and experiential learning experiences for undergraduate students. OhioLINK is Ohio’s academic library consortium, connecting 88 libraries in 117 colleges and universities.

Additional Information
Student participants will gain working knowledge of library culture and how libraries operate while developing marketable skills based on career aspirations. Student participants will have the opportunity to experience different aspects of library and information science work.

Essential Duties:

As a paid, resume-building position offering hands-on experience, the student participants receive a broad introduction to the information studies profession—its purpose, its reach, and its expertise. Students are paired with a mentor to explore librarianship, gain valuable knowledge in the field, and develop marketable skills that are extendable to a variety of career disciplines. This program provides experiential learning, valuable training, and professional support within a structured work environment. Student participants around the state will be given the opportunity to network and collaborate. A final reflective project will be required, but will be discussed and agreed upon with the student’s mentor. Please note no previous experience is required and it is not necessary to be considering information studies or librarianship as a career to apply for this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Completed recommendation form from someone such as an instructor, mentor, or supervisor that can speak to the student’s potential to succeed in a library work environment.

• Ability to commit to 10-15 hours per week for one academic year (fall/spring semester)

Preferred Qualifications:

• At least sophomore standing, with 2 or more semesters remaining

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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