Graduate Assistant - Interlibrary Loan

LSU Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL) provides physical and digital research materials from libraries across the globe to the LSU community. ILL shares LSU Libraries’ digital and print resources with other libraries in the US and internationally. We also scan material in print and on microfilm from our collection, and provide them to our patrons in digital format.

The Graduate Assistant for Interlibrary Loan Services supports our mission by filling interlibrary loan requests for local patrons, and requests from other libraries for our materials. The GA uses interlibrary loan software and web resources to research citations and to track requests, and communicates regularly with patrons and other libraries. The Graduate Assistant also provides staff support, leadership for our undergraduate workers, and works on special projects as assigned.

Description of Duties

  • Processes Lending requests from other libraries
  • Processes Borrowing requests from our local patrons
  • Communicates with patrons and lending libraries by phone and via email
  • Resolves issues with complex or problem requests
  • Prepares materials for mailing
  • Directs student workers and assigns tasks (as needed)
  • Scans articles in print and on microfilm (as needed)
  • Manages Interlibrary Lending duties in absence of full time staff
  • Performs special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a full-time graduate student during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Independent, self-motivated and research-oriented            
  • Flexible and adaptable to a briskly-paced and changing work environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Library Science or History graduate student preferred

Application Deadline

Jul 27 2017 or until filled.

Proposed Start Date

August 7, 2017

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary is $13,450 per year, 83.333 hrs. per month or 21 hours per week
  • Tuition exemption

Application Information

To apply for this position, submit the Graduate Student  Employment Application Form.