Rare Books and Special Collections Student Employment

Position Types

Rare Books & Special Collections Student Assistant

RB&SC Student Assitants assist in the maintenance, preservation, and care of Boatwright Special Collections, including the Galvin Rare Book Room, by working with rare books and historical manuscript materials. They also provide service and information to students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons concerning these materials.  In addition, student assistants will assist with handling gift book donations for the UR Libraries.

Specific Duties

  1. Processes gift book donations for review and possible retention, and creates donation lists.
  2. Provides assistance for patrons looking for items within the Rare Book Room and from the Special Collections area.
  3. Shelves and maintains Galvin Rare Book Room and Special Collections stacks.
  4. Helps with inventories, shelf reading, and identifying preservation concerns.
  5. Searches, verifies, and orders materials for various academic areas.
  6. Photocopying and word processing materials as necessary.
  7. Prepares documents using MS Word, Access, and Excel.

Hours

6-10 hours per week between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Rare Books & Special Collections Student Manager

RB&SC Student Managers assist in the maintenance, preservation, and care of Boatwright Special Collections including the Galvin Rare Book Room. They also assist with patron reference and the handling gift donations for UR Libraries.

Specific Duties

  1. Transcribes documents for Special Collections.
  2. Assists in processing gift collections and donation lists.
  3. Shelves and maintains Galvin Rare Book Room stacks and Special Collections materials.
  4. Assists in staffing Galvin Rare Book Room, including locating materials, instructing researchers on use of materials, and providing reference as necessary.   
  5. Helps with inventories, shelf reading, and identifying preservation concerns.
  6. Prepares materials for reference, exhibits, tours, and outreach activities as requested.
  7. Performs other assigned duties as needed.

Hours

6-10 hours per week between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM