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**As of 3/18/2020, FSU is under a university-wide hiring freeze. We are not currently hiring. This page will be updated when the freeze is lifted**

Applications are being accepted for potential vacancies in
2020-2021 Academic Year: OPS and FWS
We are so glad that you are interested in part-time employment with FSU Libraries!
Below we have provided a brief description of the Libraries and the various departments that offer OPS and Federal Work Study (FWS) employment.
Strozier Library: The University's main library is located strategically in the center of the main campus on Landis Green. Normal operating hours are:
Sunday                            Noon - Still Open
Monday-Thursday           24 hours
Friday                              Still Open - 6:00pm
Saturday                         10:00am - 6:00pm
Strozier offers OPS and FWS positions in the following areas:
Collections Access/Library Express Delivery/Inter Library Loans: Collects library materials from book return receptacles. This person returns materials using the Integrated Library System (ALEPH), organizes all library materials for shelving, and shelves all library materials in appropriate areas. Tasks also include searching, processing, and informing patrons of hold requests, search requests, and UBorrow lending requests. Maintains library shelving and collection through shifting, weeding, and shelf-reading projects. Provides a friendly and knowledgeable level of service to all library staff and patrons and assist in any additional projects or tasks as assigned by the direct supervisor.
Learning Commons: Exhibits excellent customer service while maintaining a focus on the needs of patrons by answering questions and referring patrons to appropriate employees or resources in the Library. Circulates materials such as books, textbooks, laptops, DVDs, study rooms, and other supporting technology. Participates in activities and events that market the library and its activities.
Student Engagement Assistants: Specialized position within Learning Commons or Dirac. Outgoing students to assist with engaging students in learning about library resources. This includes but is not limited to working events hosted/sponsored at the library, presenting about library resources to undergraduate audiences, hosting tables and distributing information regarding the library, and assisting with displays within Strozier or Dirac. Student Engagement Assistants also staff service desks at Strozier, Dirac, and/or the Heritage Museum.
Reference Associate: Specialized position within Learning Commons.  Open to current and recent graduates of the MLIS program. Provides excellent customer service, provides reference help with finding resources, citation, and general research. Answers questions in person and virtually. Extensive training provided. 
Technology Assistants: Specialized position within Learning Commons. Responsible for providing troubleshooting services and resolving technical issues. Provides one-on-one assistance to patrons with computer software including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Also assists patrons at the Learning Commons desk. Audio, video, and graphic design experience is favorable but not required.
Scholars Commons: Located on the quiet basement level of Strozier Library with a focus on aiding graduate students and faculty.  Provides professional customer service while answering patron questions about library resources and services.  Circulates materials and assists users in locating materials and using equipment.  Other duties may include processing course reserve materials, helping with library events, and assisting Scholars Commons staff with special projects.
Special Collections: Retrieves materials from the secure stacks area for patron use in the reading room and re-shelving materials. Assists with collection/stack maintenance and shifting of materials. Other duties involved are organizing and processing collections, filing, data entry, and involvement in short term and long term projects. May staff the reference desk after sufficient training time in the department. Proper care and handling of materials is important.
Learning District Tutors: Specialized position with the Learning Commons. Tutoring positions are held in the Learning District, which hosts free, walk-in group tutoring sessions for math, physics, and chemistry, Sunday to Wednesday, from 9 pm to 1 am.  Applicants must be current FSU undergraduate students who meet the academic qualifications. Training is provided. Qualifications and application can be found at https://www.lib.fsu.edu/tutoring/become-tutor.
Technology and Digital Scholarship: Provides customer service at the front desk for the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship, including referrals to appropriate librarians or staff and offering general reference information about the various work areas in the TADS department. A primary task will be regularly processing new submissions into our open scholarship repository. Tasks also include managing the space and technology set-up and planning and coordination of training events and workshops in the R&D Commons. The employee will have the opportunity to be involved in other projects as their interests dictate. An affinity for various technologies (VR, AI, 3D printing, infographics, web applications, social media) is favorable. 
Dirac Library: Located in the heart of the Science Center complex, consolidating the University Libraries' scientific and technical books and periodicals in one central location. Normal operating hours are:
Sunday                           1:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday-Thursday          8:00am - 1:00am
Friday                             8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday                         10:00am - 6:00pm
OPS and FWS workers in Dirac provide customer service at the service desk, including circulation of materials and providing assistance in seeking information; aid patrons in book retrievals and other issues throughout the building; provide reference assistance to patrons and refer them to consultation services as needed; assist in projects, programs, and promotional efforts as needed.
Engineering: This library is located in Innovation Park and provides materials, services and facilities to support the needs of FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students. This includes providing reference assistance to patrons needing research and information regarding engineering. The Library is staffed:
Monday-Thursday               8:00am - 12:00am (midnight)
Friday                                  8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday                Closed 
OPS and FWS workers in Engineering assist patrons of the engineering community with checking out materials, including but not limited to course reserves, media equipment, and other circulation materials; aid patrons with research/reference consultations; help supervisors in planning, promoting and implementing events, such as Stress Busters and Finals Week Activities; provide assistance with assessment surveys of faculty, students and staff to further understand the needs of the engineering community.
*Available work hours may be different around holidays and finals week. 
How to apply:
OPS: Complete a survey here to be submitted into the application pool. Note that you will only be contacted if a supervisor is interested in hiring you, otherwise you won't receive any further communications.  If you would like to apply for a tutor position, please see the requirements and application on this page.


FSU is an Equal opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Under Federal law, FSU may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.




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