Davis Library Research Hub Student Consultants

  • Hours/week: ~10
  • Wage: $12.50 / hr.
  • Start Date: January, 31 2020

Davis Library Research Hub Now Hiring Student Consultants

The Research Hub in Davis Library is looking for a few talented and enthusiastic student consultants.  The Research Hub offers equipment, software, and expertise for geographic information systems (GIS), numeric data services, text and data mining, data visualization, and digital humanities.

The consultants will provide support for data services, geographic information services, data visualization, and digital humanities. We anticipate hiring students with a range of interests and abilities, and will provide training to those hired.  The positions are for 10-15 hours per week at a salary of $12.50/hour. We are hiring for students to begin immediately.

Work hours can be set to accommodate class schedules, but work hours will follow our service desk hours:

  • M-F 9-6, Sun 1-5

Primary responsibilities:

In accordance with our continuing education policy for Hub consultants, a primary responsibility is learning new software and programs to support the broad needs of our patrons.

Tasks will be assigned according to skills and professional objectives and may include:

  • Staffing the Research Hub service desk
  • Assisting library patrons with questions about GIS software, web mapping, data services, data visualization, and digital humanities
  • Maintaining the public space in the Davis Library Research Hub
  • Setting up for and resetting after presentations and workshops in the Davis Hub
  • Creating and maintaining web pages, guides and course pages
  • Documenting/maintaining documentation of resources on the web
  • Downloading data, organizing files, etc.

 Secondary responsibilities:

  • Assisting with instruction sessions and short courses
  • Administrative support (copying, scanning, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

 Required qualifications:

  • Knowledge of GIS and digital mapping software
  • Strong public service skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with experimentation and self-directed learning
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills related to digital research
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with at least one software package or programming language used for GIS, text or data mining, data visualization or digital humanities.  Examples include:
    • ArcGIS (desktop or online)
    • QGIS
    • Tableau
    • Photoshop, Illustrator
    • Programming (Python, R, JavaScript)
  • Previous work experience or substantial course work in a relevant area

To Apply:

Please fill out an application, linked below, and submit a cover letter and resume describing your skills that pertain to those listed above. If you have experience using one of the software packages listed above be sure to detail your experience in your letter.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Submit application materials to Michele Hayslett via email: michele_hayslett@unc.edu


To apply, fill out the student assistant application, and contact: