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Manual for Student Assistants (Manitowoc Location Only): Position Description

This is the Manual for the Library Student Workers of the UWGB-Manitowoc Campus.

Position Description

University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc

Position Description

Student Assistant (Library)


The Student Assistant works at the Library Circulation/Reserve Desk and performs additional related tasks as assigned.  Hours may include some nights.

Typical Duties

  1. Greet library customers and present a welcoming atmosphere.
  2. Charge and discharge materials.
  3. Shelve books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, and periodicals.
  4. Assist patrons in finding resources and use of library technology such as: using the photocopier, printer, audio-visual equipment, and computers.
  5. Take photos and print student IDs in absence of CASE associate.
  6. Answer questions about library resources, policies, and procedures referring complex questions to the Librarian and Library Services Assistant (LSA).
  7. Assist with library book sales.  This may include:  help setting up and taking down, collecting money and providing receipts.
  8. Maintain accurate public services statistics.
  9. Responsible for library operations in absence of Librarian and LSA.
  10. Follow proper procedures for opening and closing the Library.
  11. Light routine cleaning and regularly assigned projects given by the Librarian or LSA.
  12. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Current student at UW-Manitowoc; (*work-study award preferred).
  2. Ability to provide excellent customer service; treat patrons with a friendly attitude, approach problems or questions with confidence.
  3. Ability to do some light lifting.
  4. Basic keyboarding and computer skills.
  5. Available for a minimum of 4 hours per week.
    (*Previous library experience desirable, but not required).

To apply for a student assistant position in the library:

  1. Turn in these items to the library’s student supervisor:
    1. A weekly schedule of classes, printed out from PRISM.
    2. A resume of work, education, and/or volunteer experience.
  2. When there are positions available, all applicants whose schedules match library needs will be asked to come in for a face to face interview.  Watch your university email account for more information.