Charles V. Park Library - Room 407H
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: (989) 774-3852
Fax: (989) 774-1803
CMU Libraries, Charles V. Park Library and Clarke Historical
Library, offer a variety of student employment opportunities. Have a
look at a brief description of our departments and typical job duties.
Administration | Access Services | Business Services | Clarke Historical Library | Collection Development| Interlibrary Loan | Global Campus Library Services | Reference | Technical Services | Systems
Dean of Libraries’ Office - Job duties include
reception duties, word processing, scheduling meetings, copying,
filing, processing mail, running errands, and assisting with other
office responsibilities as requested. Applicants must be organized,
project a positive and professional image, have excellent verbal
communication skills, maintain confidentiality, are detail-oriented and
ability to work with minimal supervision. MS Office and Excel
experience required. Experience with MS Outlook and mail merges a
Circulation Services - Provide excellent
customer service at the circulation desk and over the telephone.
Perform duties such as: checking out/in and renewing library materials,
creating new and updating current patron records. Additional duties
include: retrieving library material from stacks and searching for
missing items, performing various clerical responsibilities, book repair
and minor cleaning. Other duties as assigned.
Course Reserves & Copyright Services –
Provide customer service at the Course Reserves & Copyright
Services desk, organize and process material for the Course Reserve
collection, charge and discharge Course Reserve material, process
current periodicals and maintain Mary Dow Reading Room, perform shelf
reading and inventory of the Course Reserves Collection. Maintains
in-house use statistics for current periodicals and Course Reserve
Monitors/Building Security - The Library
Monitors are responsible for securing and closing the library seven
days a week. They are also responsible for patrolling the library to
provide customer service to our patrons and to enforce policies such as
food, drink, noise, and disruptive behavior. In addition they
independently monitor the Extended Hours Study room when the main
library is closed. Monitors also assist with setting up and tearing
down events in the library.
Stack Maintenance - Arrange and shelve books and
periodicals. Maintain in house use statistics for books, microforms and
periodicals. Straighten, shift and shelf read book and periodical
stacks. Maintain material use statistics and perform functions related
to material inventory. Assist patrons at the microform desk. Process,
file and maintain microforms.
Periodicals/Microforms/Copiers - Arrange,
shelve and maintain in house use statistics for periodical and
microforms collections. Dust, straighten, shift and shelf read
periodical and microforms collections. Maintain public
printers/copiers. Assist patrons with finding periodicals and
microforms, and instruct patrons on how to use the microforms machines
and printing network. Other duties as assigned.
The Library Business Services Office is responsible for the
daily business operation of the university library. Student employees
in this area will possess general office duties to include: filing,
copying, and data entry. They are responsible for daily sorting and
delivery of incoming and outgoing mail, equipment inventory, and
assisting with the payroll functions and student employment
activities. Additional desired skills are experience with Excel,
Access, and Word.
Clarke Historical Library
Student assistants may do a variety of duties to include:
retrieving and reshelving books, assist patrons, photocopying,
researching information in newspapers, computer projects, microfilming,
and special projects like organizing pictures or letters.
Uses online library catalog to look up books, journals and other
resources. Assists with word-processing, photocopying and simple
spreadsheets. Assists with gift books and withdrawal projects.
Obtains information from vendor web sites
Interlibrary Loan obtains other libraries’ materials for CMU
patrons and provides CMU Libraries’ materials for the use of other
libraries’ patrons. Typical duties include: provide customer service to
patrons, retrieve materials from CMU's library and process to send out
to other libraries, scan and photocopy library material; process,
package, and open large quantities of mail. Training on ILL and
library specific systems and software are provided. Ability to work on a
deadline, work with a team, and pay close attention to detail are
Global Campus Library Services
Some weekend and evening hours are required.
Library support to CMU Extended Degree programs in over 70
locations. Answer phones and direct callers to appropriate
area/person. Assist Global Campus Programs and CMU Online,
faculty/staff/students with library needs. (e.g. direct to Centra,
Blackboard, CMU portal, etc.)
Process requests for library materials from Global Campus
Programs and CMU Online faculty/staff/students and on campus faculty
participating in the Desk Top Delivery program.
Reference - Assisting patrons in use of the
Library and printing system. Work at Information Desk and provide
general information about the library. Some weekend and evening hours
are required. ENG/LIB 197 is required.
Government Documents - Processing, filing and
shelving of all new government and reference publications. Shelve
materials returned from bindery. Shelf-reading and shelving of books.
Process new maps and maintain map drawers. Re-file and re-shelve
materials in proper order. ENG/LIB 197 is required.
Install microcomputer software and setup desktops, laptops and
peripherals. Helpdesk hot ticket support, maintenance and repair.
Ability to use diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot and resolve
computer-related hardware and software problems. Perform networking
setup and troubleshooting. Documentation and inventory support.
Assist library staff with various requests. Computer experience is
Authorities – Database maintenance and on-line
data entry. Retrieval of data from remote sites, updating or creating
Authority records and other projects as required. Detail oriented,
typing required and computer literacy helpful.
Bindery - Retrieval of materials from library
shelves, processing of materials to be sent for binding, process
returned shipments. Computer/Typing experience needed. Organizational
Monographs - Check-in and process new materials
for shelving. Search and enter data online database, verify non
duplication of incoming materials. Computer experience helpful.
Requires kneeling, bending and lifting up to 25 pounds.
Serials - Process all new serial material (i.e.,
journals, magazines, newspapers). Data entry and file maintenance.
Assist in updating library database. General office duties including
possible word processing/spreadsheets. Computer experience helpful but