SJU Library Student Worker -New York, NY

Job Description: Student Worker

Job Title: Student Worker (part-time 20 hours per week)

Department/Campus: Davis Library; SJU Manhattan Campus

Requirements: Candidates must be a currently enrolled at SJU with an interest in working in a specialized library collection.  A student must also be in full-time attendance at St. John’s University. A full-time student is any undergraduate student who is registered for a minimum of 12 credits or any graduate student who is registered for a minimum of nine credits

Responsibilities: The student worker is given responsibilities and projects that he/she can handle. This includes working on one specific area or splitting his/her time between the following areas of responsibility

I. Special Collections/Archives:  Assist in the maintenance of Insurance Policies Archive Database: The archive is an extensive collection of unique and historical insurance policies and documents tracing the development of insurance terminology and contracts since 1665. Database maintenance may include:

  • Adding new records and editing existing records to the database.
  • Subdividing chronologically and assigning location call number to the policies.
  • Maintaining authority control for insurance companies names.
  • Searching in the vertical file for additional policies to add to the database

II. Cataloging: Create original cataloguing records (descriptive only) for insurance “gray literature.”

III. Reference Services: Under the guidance of the Library’s Staff, provide reference services to
           all appropriate library constituencies. Reference services are provided in person and by
           phone, email or fax. This may include:

  • Assisting patrons with library access services
  • Providing circulation services and materials handling/sorting/organizing incoming library material.
  • Providing bibliographic instruction in the use of traditional and digital information resources.

IV. Web Development: Assist in editing and maintaining content and lists of useful links for specific pages on Davis web site. 

V.  Other duties or projects as assigned.

Days/Hours: Hours range from 15 ‑ 20 hours/week during normal library operation schedule; Monday- Friday and occasional weekends; non-exempt.

Duration: The position coincides with the academic calendar, (17 weeks per semester) September-December/January-May.