Herron Art Library Student Assistant
Herron Art Library
Part-Time Library Assistant Position
The Herron Art Library is a branch library of IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN and located in the Herron School of Art and Design. The Herron Art Library serves the art related teaching and learning needs of the Herron School of Art and Design faculty, students, IUPUI campus, and the general community. The collections consist of approximately 30,000 volumes, including art journals, DVDs, access to digital collections produced in-house, licensed art databases, and a notable artist book collection. Many of the items held in the Herron Fine Press and Artist Book Collection may be seen on display in the Artist Book Alcove as well as in our digital version of the collection, The Herron Fine Press and Book Arts Collection. The Herron Library enjoys a strong web presence through social networking media tools; is engaged in the information literacy initiatives of IUPUI University Library; is committed to initiatives that provide access to art-related information and resources for use in traditional and virtual environments; and, is actively involved in scholarly communication programs and activities that produce, support, and further teaching and learning at the Herron School of Art and Design and on the IUPUI campus.
This part-time hourly position at the Herron Art Library provides valuable exposure to the daily operations and functions of an art and design school library in an academic branch setting. The person in this position assists with all daily operations of an art and design school full-service branch library as assigned by the supervisor. Responsibilities include any/all of the following activities as assigned: circulation, collection management (shelving, shelf-reading, inventory, journal check-in) reserves, interlibrary loan services, and reference as well as assistance with the production of digital collections and support to the library’s social networking presence. An interest and/or background with digital technologies is desirable.
Communicator – Students will learn how to be better communicators by building relationships with peers, fellow students, and library staff in a professional art library setting. Individuals in this position will improve their active listening skills by interacting with and providing public services (circulation and reference services) assisting other students in their research and academic work in the library setting.
Problem Solver -- Students will gain analytical skills by reviewing and evaluating current digital production Best Practice procedures and determining effectiveness through the files and metadata utilized.
Collaboration and team building - Students will gain the ability to collaborate more effectively with others by participating on team projects within the workplace.
Time Management and Organization - Students will learn how to stay organized and manage their time effectively by balancing various library related assignments of an art and design library.