Research and Instructional Services Graduate Assistant

The Research and Instructional Services (R&IS) Department of the Louis R. Wilson Special Collections Library seeks qualified applicants for a 20 hr/wk Graduate Assistant position.  The position is available August 10, 2020 through May 31, 2021, with a salary of $1454.27/month.  Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  This position is salaried position +  mandatory health insurance fee paid for by the libraries.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Assist librarians with planning, researching, and preparing library-related instruction sessions
  • Research and answer remote inquiries from patrons
  • Staff Wilson’s chat services
  • Participate in Wilson’s “Digital First” reference scanning service (requires limited onsite work)


Desired Qualifications


  • Experience working in a special collections library
  • Committed to pursuing a career in special collections
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Solid time management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple tasks, and focus on individual responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of information technologies and familiarity with Windows Office applications (especially Word and Excel), email, Internet and online resources


To Apply

Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2020.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to:


Jason Tomberlin

SUBJ: Wilson R&I Graduate Assistant


For more information about the position, please contact:


Jason Tomberlin

(919) 843-5863