Student Worker - Library Assistant

Desert Research Institute - Reno, NV4.2

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Job Description

The Desert Research Institute (DRI), Patrick Squires Research Library, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, is looking for a Library Assistant to perform a variety of tasks to include: copying/scanning, shelving, retrieval of materials from the DRI and UNR Libraries, and other special projects as assigned. The successful candidate must have his/her own transportation available and be willing to travel to DRI and other locations as needed (mileage is reimbursed).

Required Qualifications

Must be a student enrolled at UNR in at least 6 credits
Basic computer experience with Word, Excel, Internet searches, and ability to use a scanner/copier
A valid Nevada driver’s license (and good driving record)
Preferred Qualifications

Previous library experience


$10 per hour with no benefits.


Work schedule is approximately 10-20 hours per week. M-F 8-5 pm

Physical Requirements

Requires physical ability to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time; requires ability to lift and carry approximately 30 lbs.; travel to different site and locations


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please upload the following documents in the Resume/CV section of your application:

Current resume
Contact information for three references, to be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based on applicant permission
This posting is open until filled. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately and provide all required documents to receive full consideration. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

For more detailed information about DRI, please visit us at . For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please call the recruiting office at 775-673-7332.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based on applicant notification and permission.

Newly hired faculty and postdoctoral fellows must assure that their official transcript is submitted to the Human Resources Office within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

DRI employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. DRI only sponsors aliens applying for research faculty or postdoctoral fellow positions (J-1 or H-1B Visas).

All applicants hired by the Desert Research Institute are subject to E-Verify.