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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Open Access & Institutional Repository Assistant (graduate level)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # ST001891
Employer Syracuse University
Department Code N/A
Department Library - Dept of Research and Scholarship
Semester Academic Year
Geographic Location Main Campus
Workstudy Type On-Campus Workstudy and Non-Workstudy
Type of Students Accepted for this Position Any
Job Title STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Open Access & Institutional Repository Assistant (graduate level)
Location Bird Library
Hourly Rate 12.00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

20 hours per week
Monday – Friday mornings or afternoons, dependent on availability.

Campus Syracuse, NY
Job Description

The student will receive thorough training and gain valuable experience working on tasks supporting open access, scholarly communications, and open publishing. Tasks include: creating and editing departmental digital communications, communicating with patrons and external partners, and participating in workflows related to the libraries’ institutional repository, SURFACE.


• Assist in triage system for maintenance and development of the institutional repository
• Participate in workflows involving metadata, open access, patron communications, rights and permissions, and open publishing
• May assist in instruction, development of departmental digital communications, marketing, or other projects

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Dependable, attentive to detail
• Ability to follow complex directions
• Excellent customer service and organizational and time management skills
Preferred Qualifications:
• iSchool graduate student
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Acrobat DC
• Knowledge of library databases, fair use, open access, open educational resources, copyright, and citation conventions a plus

Job Specific Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Job Posting Date 08/11/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
  4. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * At the time you begin employment, will you be a full-time matriculated Syracuse University student? NOTE: only Syracuse University students are eligible for student jobs. If you are a student at another institution including SUNY ESF, please apply for jobs listed under the temporary staff opportunities section of this job site.
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a student at another institution other than Syracuse University