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Employment in Beloit College (Morse) Library

How Do I Apply?

Applications may be printed electronically by downloading the student employment application, or may be picked up at the Circulation Desk in the Library. See the brief job descriptions below. A copy of the completed application should be taken to the Circulation Desk and given to attendant on duty. The applications will be read by the Student Supervisors. You will be CONTACTED by a Supervisor ONLY if there is interest in hiring you. Contact information is listed below for the supervisors.

 

ACADEMIC RESERVES – Deb Lynch, lynchd@beloit.edu

Academic Reserves Assistant - The purpose of Academic Reserves Assistant is to provide help with the management of the Reserve Room that's located behind the Circulation Desk.  The Reserve Room holds specialized reading collections from instructors for their classes.  Work includes receiving, organizing and maintaining appropriate records and procedures for books, photocopies, and DVDs.

 

ACQUISITIONS & CATALOGING - Kallie Leonard, leonardk@beloit.edu

Acquisitions and Cataloging Student Assistant — The purpose this department is to acquire and process materials for the library.  A student can establish a schedule with his or her supervisor.  The student is responsible for reporting to work on time.  Students will search computer catalogs, data entry, process materials, unpack shipments, check-in and shelve print journals, prepare items for bindery, and other projects as assigned.

 

ARCHIVES - Fred Burwell, burwellf@beloit.edu

Archives Student Assistant—Students will categorize and file a wide variety of archival material.  Students may create lists/inventories/finding guides to archival collections as well as transcribe and document older hand-written materials.  Students also help with research requests, create displays and assist with preservation measures.  Occasional heavy lifting may be required.

 

CIRCULATION—Deb Lynch, lynchd@beloit.edu

Circulation Assistant—Morse Library is the center of academic inquiry and research and the main study area of the campus.  The circulation desk is the focus of communication within the library.  Often the first impression of the library and that of the campus is that which the circulation assistant projects.  Circulation assistants perform circulation activities at the desk on the main floor.  Students assist library patrons in using the facilities, collections and the services of the staff and librarians.  Additional duties may include shelving and stack maintenance.  Students are assigned the number of work study hours allocated to them by Financial Aid based on a schedule established between the student and supervisor.  Circulation Assistants are expected to report promptly at their designated time.  It is their responsibility to find a substitute worker when unavailable for their assigned shift.  Students are required to work evening and weekend hours and may need to work some hours during fall and spring break.

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES – Josh Hickman, hickmanj@beloit.edu

Digital Projects Assistant -This position supports the work of the Digital Resources Librarian.  Digital projects include electronic serials and database management, digital resource cataloging, and the creation of digital objects in support of the Beloit College Digital Collections.  A student can establish a schedule with his or her supervisor.  Students are expected to report to work on time.  Students will assist in the creation of digital objects by scanning or photographing archival material, recording data about digitized items, enhance images using image editing software, transcribing handwritten material, and performing other tasks as assigned.

 

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS - Chris Nelson, nelsoncn@beloit.edu

GovDocs Assistant—Check-in and shelve Federal and Wisconsin Government Documents, weed materials and create list of items removed from library collections, and other projects as assigned. The student must be dependable, attentive to detail, be able to recognize anomalies, and deal with varied and somewhat complex procedures.  Good penmanship is required for some tasks.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN - Cindy Cooley, cooleyl@beloit.edu

Interlibrary Loan - The purpose of interlibrary loan is to assist the campus in getting items that we do not own from other libraries.  Student employees are an important asset to the department and we depend on them a great deal.  Students are assigned the total number of work hours allocated to them by Financial Aid.  The schedule is established between the student and supervisor.  Students are occasionally asked to work outside of their normal shift.  Students are expected to report to their supervisor promptly at their designated times.

 

MAIL CLERK —Deb Lynch, lynchd@beloit.edu

Mail Clerk/Library Support - The mail clerk routes US mail, newspapers, and periodicals to appropriate library staff; picks up and delivers library mail at the mail center; and has other duties that assist circulation and reserves staff.  The student will be required to work a 5-day work week, preferably the same schedule each day.  The daily schedule is established between the student and supervisor.  Students are rarely asked to work outside their normal shift.  Students are expected to report to their supervisor promptly at their designated times.