Student Library Assistant
Open to currently enrolled UCLA students.
The UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is located 10 miles from the UCLA Westwood campus in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is a rare book and manuscript library that is open to all researchers who wish to conduct research with its holdings. The Library specializes in the study of England and Western Europe from the Tudor period through the long eighteenth century and from the mid-Victorian to late Edwardian periods, with a focus on Oscar Wilde and his circle. Other collection strengths include modern book arts; fine printing and the history of the book; and Montana and the West.
The Library is located in a 1926 Beaux Arts building, listed as Los Angeles City Historic-Cultural Monument #123. Situated on five landscaped acres, it was originally planned to reflect the Mediterranean influence of Robert Farquhar’s architectural vision. The Library organizes a variety of academic and public programs that bring our collections to a wider audience, including conferences, lectures, exhibitions, and workshops. The Library is part of UCLA’s Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies.
POSITION WORKING TITLE
Flexible, up to 19 hours/week
• Monitor Reading Room
• Assist researchers in the research and use of rare and unique materials
• Process, page, and shelve library materials
• Perform data entry, filing, and other related duties
• Assist in a major relocation of archival and other collections, including adding location numbers to shelves, labeling boxes, and relocating oversize boxes
• Participate in shelf-reading, shifting, and other stacks maintenance activities
• Perform basic preservation assessments and rehousing as needed
Engagement and Outreach
• Assist with preparation for visiting classes
• Contribute to social media program
• Assist with exhibition preparation and installation
• Assist with other outreach and public programming activities, including tours
Imaging and Digitization
• Photograph the library, grounds, and collection materials for various projects and promotional initiatives
• Assist with the Library’s digitization efforts, including imaging, QA, and metadata
• Interest in libraries and librarianship
• Strong interpersonal skills and service orientation
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
• Ability to work effectively with diverse library users (including faculty, students, independent scholars, public visitors, and co-workers)
• Ability to adhere to detailed procedures and standards
• Ability to work both independently and collectively, with reliability and punctuality
• Knowledge of how to search library materials in an online bibliographic system (e.g., UCLA’s Library Catalog, Melvyl, WorldCat)
• Comfort with learning relevant software and equipment (under guidance), including digital cameras and digitization software
APPLICATION DEADLINE: We will perform an initial review of applications on June 6th, 2022.