Federal Work Study - Student Assistant (Health Science Center Library)

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville, FL, US
Gainesville, FL
30+ days ago
The Health Science Center Library is looking for 3-4 federal work study students to work at the public services desk to assist the Access Services staff. The position will start in Summer A and continue through Summer B and Fall 2021.
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Job Description:

Public service library duties including:

  • Assist Access Services staff in preparing the HSC Library for opening and closing of the library.  This may include but is not limited to: turning on all large monitors, lights; making sure all chairs and furniture are neat and orderly; cleaning white boards and table tops routinely; retrieving materials from outside book returns and reporting problems (equipment out of order, lighting problems, etc). 
  • Work at the Information Desk, assisting library patrons with online resources, equipment and providing services such as checking items (books, study room keys, lockers, etc.) in and out using Aleph. 
  • The HSC Library has a very strong commitment to providing excellent customer service to our users.  This begins with acknowledging and cheerfully greeting all users as they enter the library.
  • Maintaining library environment by shelving, organizing, shifting, straightening the shelves, reporting problems (damaged books, etc) and performing other tasks and/or library related projects as assigned.
  • We will be maintaining social distancing when working at all service desks.
  • All Library employees will be required to wear face masks while at work.


Length Of Employment:  Available to start Summer A and continue beyond

Hours:  Up to 12-15 hours per week

Work Schedule:  Varies. All positions are expected to work varying shifts between the hours of 7:00am-7pm, Monday – Friday. Interviews will be conducted over zoom.      

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:
  • Federal Work Study Program REQUIRED
  • Must be reliable, punctual, detail-oriented, and courteous
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Must be able to manage time and outside commitments including scheduled work hours effectively
  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions
  • Must be able to work independently once trained
  • Must have basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Must be able to work opening, closing and weekend shifts
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs
Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Freshmen & sophomores who will consider working for duration of their academic tenure are preferred, but others who are able to make a long-term commitment to the unit will be considered.

If you have questions, contact Joe Piazza in Library Human Resources.  352-273-2595 or


Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No


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