David O. McKay Library Student Employment Application

 

Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Services

Our students are the front line of the library. We look for positive and enthusiastic students who are willing to go the extra mile for their peers, faculty, staff, and community patrons. Our main job duties include, but are not restricted to, reference for library and campus information, checkout services, shelving, organizing collections, campus delivery for faculty & staff, interlibrary loan services, and a variety of projects which need a detail and task oriented skill set.

Experience with Office Suite, Mac computers, printer maintenance, cashiering and phone etiquette is a plus.

Cataloging and Serials

This position works as part of a team in the Technical Services department of the David O. McKay Library. The clerk will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including the following:

  • Data entry for new materials, including books, magazines, professional journals, and microfilm being added to the library catalog
  • Stamping, barcoding, and putting sensor strips in all new library materials
  • Deleting/withdrawing of library materials no longer needed in the collection
  • Printing call numbers for new library materials as well as older materials that need updates
  • Book covering of library books
  • Any other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

Knowledge of computers is required as well as proficient keyboarding skills. Any knowledge of Horizon software is a plus. Strong verbal communication skills are essential in addition to interpersonal skills and the ability to follow through on tasks. The clerk should be self-motivated, professional, and be able to work well both in groups and independently.

Acquisitions

This position works as part of a team in the acquisitions department of the David O. McKay Library.

The clerk will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including the following:

  • Receive new books and materials in the Horizon acquisitions system.
  • Sort/invoice books received on approval/continuation.
  • Data entry in acq-mail system when items have been received.
  • Maintain files for POs, invoices, and monthly statements.
  • Responsible for returning damaged/duplicate material.
  • Any other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of computers is required as well as proficient keyboarding skills. Any knowledge of Horizon software is a plus.
  • Strong Verbal communication skills are essential in addition to interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to maintain a strong attention to detail, as well as the ability to follow through on tasks.
  • Self-motivated, professional, and be able to work well both in groups and independently.

Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives hires students to help with processing and describing campus records and other local history materials.

Positions typically hired:

  1. Transcription: transcribes audio or paper documents into electronic forms. Requires use of computers, basic word processing software. Proficiency in grammar, spelling, etc. very helpful. Preferred accurate typing speed above 35 wpm.
  2. Reading Room/Archives: maintain customer access point in the Reading room. Help process archives, manuscripts and other collections.

Digitization Center

Employees work to scan, process and upload sensitive and fragile archival materials.

Employees must be dependable and willing to learn new processes. Employees must become familiar with all programs used for these processes. Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign are helpful.

 

Creating Your Video Resume

What is a video resume and what needs to be in it? Watch the video below to find out.

Video Resume Breakdown:

  1. Remember to state your name, major, and expected graduation date at the beginning of the video.
  2. Answer why you would be a good candidate for the David O. McKay Library.
  3. Make sure your video is no longer than 60 seconds.

If you've never made a video before, don't worry. We are not looking for professional videographers. We are simply looking for hardworking and enthusiastic students to serve our campus. A virtual resume will give you the opportunity to make an impression and stand out, so do your best!

Sending Us Your Video:

Feel free to use any online video streaming service to host your video. We recommend using YouTube and making your video "Unlisted" which will allow us to view it, but not searchable in YouTube. When submitting your application, you will be asked to paste the URL to your video.

Video Link

Privacy:

Your videos will not be posted or shown to anyone other than those who are involved with the hiring process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Circulation Desk at 208-496-9522 or email holdermanr@byui.edu.

 

Examples