Student Position Descriptions

Click each job title below to view its description. If you would like to apply for any of these student assistant positions, you can complete our online application here. Please note that there may not be a current job opening for the positions listed below. For a list of current job openings, please visit the Baylor Student Employment website.

Library Student Assistant Position Descriptions

Delivery Services - Acquire & Deliver Student Assistant

Delivery Services - Acquire & Deliver Student Assistant

NO STUDY TIME ALLOWED

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Checking in materials
  • Assisting in counting and dating recommendation forms
  • Preparing materials to be routed to various library departments
  • Preparing approval returns to vendor
  • Unpacking boxes of books and correlating the box contents with the order
  • Searching for material requests in the stacks
  • Searching order requests and gift books in various bibliographic tools
  • Helping to inventory gift collections
  • Helping prepare duplicate materials and gift items for distribution
  • Stamping materials with Baylor's ownership stamp and inserting theft-detection strips
  • Filing of various materials
  • Make OsoFast deliveries to other departments across campus
  • Copy, package, and ship library materials to requesting libraries
  • Check in, package, and return library materials to lending libraries
  • Retrieve mail from the mailroom and open mail on an "as needed"basis
  • Open deliveries from couriers daily and route received materials appropriately
  • Assist with ILL reports, maintaining ILS supplies, answering phones as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Requirements / Preferences:

  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Accuracy in filing and detail oriented
  • Experience with digital reproduction and scanners is helpful
  • Able to work at least 12 hours per week in 2 hour blocks Monday – Friday
  • Positive communication skills
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail
Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position
Course Reserves Student Assistant

Course Reserves Student Assistant

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Scan or link articles as needed
  • Retrieve requested books from regular stacks
  • Label all reserve books with proper labels
  • Search regular stacks for missing books
  • Maintain the reserve shelves by keeping all books in call number order
  • Create files and file items properly
  • Do shelf reading
  • Return books to the distribution area
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Cataloging and Marking Unit Student Assistant

Cataloging and Marking Unit Student Assistant

NO STUDY TIME ALLOWED

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Ability and self-motivation to accomplish a variety of tasks without constant supervison
  • Ability to concentrate on details
  • Physical processing and marking of books
  • Ability to learn and use Bearcat and other library databases
  • Ability to locate and retrieve books
  • Ability to file in alphabetical and numerical order
  • Ability to assist with moving or shifting books
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to do the same task repeatedly with interest
  • Ability to interact with different departments in professional and courteous manner
  • Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently
  • Ability to understand complex situations and perform some minor troubleshooting
  • Ability and willingness to perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to lift or move objects up to 25 lbs

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prefer term of employment to be one year or more
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages extremely helpful
  • Basic knowledge use of a typewriter
Special Collections Unit Student Assistant in Cataloging and Metadata Unit

Special Collections Unit Student Assistant in Cataloging and Metadata Unit

Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Physical processing and marking of books
  • Assist with shelving, shifting, and moving books
  • Search Bearcat and other library databases
  • Deliver books to various Special Collections as needed
  • Assist with special projects
Preferred qualifications:
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift or move objects up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with interest
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages helpful
  • Prefer term of employment to be one year or more
Crouch Fine Arts Library Student Assistant

Crouch Fine Arts Library Student Assistant

Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Serve library clients
  • Assist with online catalog and database searches
  • Locating and retrieving materials
  • Checking out circulating and reserve materials
  • Answering the telephone and routing calls if asked to do so by a supervisor
  • Assist clients with audio/visual equipment in the Listening / Viewing Center
  • Help prepare and maintain library collections by:
    • Processing new materials
    • Shelve materials regularly
    • Checking shelf order for accuracy
  • Help process orders by searching, filling out check out slips, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position
Dean's Office Student Assistant

Dean's Office Student Assistant

Essential Job Functions Include:
  • Greet and assist visitors, faculty, staff and students who arrive in the Dean's office suite
  • Assist with filing, shredding, mail outs, and other office duties
  • Check mail and deliver outgoing mail
  • Deliver important documents to other departments
  • Deliver supplies to various departments
  • Assist patrons with refunding money lost in vending machines
  • Restock paper in all printers daily
  • Check shredding machine bag and replace when full
  • Clean up shredded paper on floor
  • Assist with maintaining conference room
Collection Management Student Assistant

Collection Management Student Assistant

Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position

    Essential Job Functions Include:

    • Re-shelves print materials for public use
    • Assists patrons in finding materials
    • Performs shelf-reading of library materials
    • Assists with inventory and barcoding projects
    • Assists with collection relocation projects, mostly involves shifting print materials
    • Provides support for other collection management projects
    • Performs any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
    • Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position
Liaison Services Student Assistant

Liaison Services Student Assistant

    Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position
      Essential Job Functions for the Liaison Services students include:
      • Staffs service desks in Moody and Jones Libraries, providing reference and directional assistance to clients in person, by telephone, or by instant messaging
      • Assists clients in the use of research tools (electronic databases, print reference resources, etc.
      • Assists clients with check out services (general collection, reserves, interlibrary loan)
      • Empties library book drops, checks in materials, and sorts them into call no. order
      • Shelves library materials as needed
      • Performs shelf-reading of library materials
      • Maintains printers in areas monitored by service desks
      • Maintains the orderly condition of study areas near service desks
      • Completes support tasks as assigned by supervisors
      • Participates in ongoing training as directed by supervisors
      • Works conscientiously with some supervision
      Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position
Baptist Collections & Library Advancement/Keston Center for Religion, Politics, & Society Student Assistant

Baptist Collections & Library Advancement/Keston Center for Religion, Politics, & Society Student Assistant

Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position

    Essential Job Functions Include:

    • Support and promote the use of the BU Libraries by helping with and/or attending library or advancement activities and events as requested
    • Assist in preparing and proofreading correspondence, primarily for Books for Bears, the Baylor Book Society, and Library Fellows
    • Aid in planning, researching and mounting exhibits
    • Assist in the Riley Digitization Center with Baptist materials use by researchers
    • Help occasionally to cover on-site oversight of materials use by researchers
    • Sort and create lists of Baptist-related materials in the personal papers held in Baylor's Baptist Collection as appropriate
    • Help identify Baptist materials in the collections of various Baylor libraries and in determining those that might be appropriate candidates for digitization. Search catalogs of other libraries and web sources to identify Baptist materials available in other collections that might be candidates for cooperative digitization projects.
    Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:
    • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with donors, faculty, researchers, other library personnel
    • Computer expertise for preparing Baylor Book Society annual letters
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to juggle several tasks and understand priority shifts
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Knowledge of Baptist denomination preferred

    Student assistants should expect to actively devote the entirety of every shift to the tasks and functions of this position

Technology Student Assistant Position Descriptions

Study Commons Technician

Study Commons Technician

Essential Job Functions include:

  • Assist persons authorized to use computing equipment in the Moody Study Commons
  • Assist and teach lab patrons computer applications
  • Inform patrons of university computing guidelines and policies
  • Administrate the TechPoint checkout program for patrons
  • Assist with the reservation of group presentation rooms for use by facility patrons
  • Secure the equipment and facility
  • Provide basic wireless troubleshooting
  • Perform routine maintanance of equipment such as keeping paper in printers, changing toner cartridges, troubleshooting and reporting broken machines, assisting patrons with technological questions
  • Develop more technical expertise by attending software tutorials
  • Maintain the overall condition of the Study Commons facility
  • Monitor equipment usage in the facility
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others without direct supervision
  • Perform other special tasks as assigned by the Study Commons Coordinator or other members of the Client Services staff

Requirements / Preferences:

  • Excellent customer service relations
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge of the software applications used in the Study commons. Must have basic knowledge of the most commonly used applications in the facility
  • Basic knowledge of printer maintenance
  • Preferred knowledge in Web Development, Adobe Photoshop
Instructional Technology Student Assistant

Instructional Technology Student Assistant

Essential Job Functions May Include:
  • Assisting faculty with projects and questions related to computer software
  • Provide assistance to faculty for updating existing websites
  • Assist faculty with the scanning of pictures, slides, and text documents
  • Designing PowerPoint slides and presentations for faculty
  • Creating Blackboard courses and adding content
  • Some training will be provided
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor
Requirements / Preferences:
  • Preferred knowledge of general technology, but not required
  • Preferred knowledge of web-editing software and basic HTML, but not required
  • Preferred familiarity with multiple platforms (Mac & Windows), but not required
  • Must have basic customer service skills
Technology Support Student Assistant

Technology Support Student Assistant

Essential Job Functions May Include:

  • Assist with the design and implementation of hardware and software configurations to be used in computing facilities
  • Perform microcomputer installations and upgrades
  • Provide webpage assistance, email and general computer support to students, staff and faculty
  • Perform research to help provide the latest technology resources to students, staff and faculty
  • Use programming knowledge to develop custom applications to be used in campus facilities
  • Some training will be provided
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

Requirements / Preferences:

  • Required knowledge of PC Operating Systems
  • Required knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Required knowledge in computing troubleshooting skills
  • Required knowledge of basic web page design
  • Preferred work experience in customer service relations
  • Preferred knowledge of Mac Operating Systems
  • Preferred knowledge of Adobe Photoshop Skills
  • Preferred working experience for at least one semester in a campus computing facility
  • Preferred knowledge of general wireless networking
  • Preferred knowledge in programming: C++, PHP, ASP and Java
  • Preferred knowledge in advanced web page design
Riley Digitization Center Student Assistant

Riley Digitization Center Student Assistant

Essential Job Functions include:

  • Digitize various materials on Riley Center digitization equipment: flatbed scanners, book scanners, map scanners, and card scanner
  • Handle fragile project materials for transferring to digital format
  • Assist Digitization Coordinator with digitization projects
  • Save various file formats to servers with the appropriate filenames and IDs
  • Use applications to generate digital file fingerprints and verify data integrity following network transfer
  • Work well independently, as well as with the Riley Digitization Center staff

Requirements / Preferences:

  • Required: knowledge of working within the Mac and Windows Operating Systems
  • Required: acute attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Required: ability to handle repetitive tasks
Classroom Technology Assistant

Classroom Technology Assistant

Essential Job Functions include:

  • CTA's work individually or as a team to troubleshoot, support, and maintain campus classroom technology
  • A CTA acts as a first line responder to classroom technology issues and troubleshoots equipment failure quickly and efficiently, sometimes under pressure or by a deadline
  • This position demands that students communicate effectively through written and verbal communication to:
  • •Support and inform department faculty & staff as required
    •Keep appropriate documentation of events, inform supervising staff, and escalate issues if required
    •Provide excellent customer service to our classroom technology users
  • This is a skilled position, that at a minimumrequires workers be technology savvy, or quick learners. •Certifications, classes, and experience with technology software and hardware and especially classroom technology are preferred
  • Classrooms require routine technology checks which are performed by CTAs at periodic intervals

Skills/major/prerequisites required:

  • Helpful, positive attitude, friendly service, analytical, good judgment, quick-thinker, problem-solver, and written and verbal communication
  • Special consideration will be given to students with majors in Computer Sciences
  • GPA of at least 3.0 to be considered (except first semester Freshman)

Special Instructions: Application and resume are required to be considered for this position. It is recommended that students utilize the office of career and professional development resume review service