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Student Aides in the Library

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Most students who work in the library are interested in books, reading, or gathering information.

You will also need the following:

  • an attitude of helpfulness

  • be willing to do any task assigned

  • know how to use computers or be willing to learn

  • have good alphabetizing skills

The job of library aide is NOT for those who:

  • are impatient

  • dislike detail

  • do not like to be told what to do

  • are not independent workers

  • enroll just because they want to get out of another class

Items on which you will be graded:

  • Student is on time and ready to work at the bell

  • Student interacts positviely with staff and patrons. Student is helpful and respectful to staff and patrons

  • Student understands and does assigned book shelving without supervision

  • Student's assigned shelves are neat and in order

  • Student knows how to use the library equipment and is able to provide assistance to patrons when needed

  • Student willingly responds to request from staff for help

  • Student looks for jobs that need doing beyond assigned work

  • When jobs are finished, student uses time effectively for reading or studying

  • Students looks for ways to improve library service or systems