Research Assistant, SILS Library

A graduate student research assistant position is available beginning on June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 in the SILS Library at UNC.  This position is 20 hours/ week (no tuition reimbursement) with a monthly salary of $1,336.42.

If you are interested in applying, please send a brief email to Rebecca Vargha, SILS Librarian ( by 5:00pm on May 9, 2017.  Please include a brief paragraph describing how your skills and experience relate directly to this position, along with a copy of your current CV.

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following skills and experience:

  • Library experience working in public services specifically circulation and reference.
  • Experience/interest in collection development especially in serials, acquisitions and weeding projects.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly motivated, energetic team player.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively in a team setting and on independent projects.
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with a focus on accuracy and details.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team

Position Description

  • Works with the SILS Librarian and the SILS Library Technician to provide reference and bibliographic instruction.
  • Duties include circulation, processing interlibrary loans and document delivery requests.
  • Collection development including projects as assigned.
  • Binding/preservation of serials and monographs.
  • Check in, claiming, and ordering of serial titles.
  • Stack management including shifting and serials.
  • Working knowledge of LibGuides and social media tools including Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • If you are UNC student in the Spring 2017 semester, then you must be registered in Summer School and/or pre-registered for the Fall 2017 Semester.
  • If you are not a UNC Student in the Spring 2017 semester, then you must be registered for Summer School.



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