Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistantship (has been filled for 2019/2020)

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Position Title: Graduate Assistant, Digital Scholarship Unit

Reports to: Ellen Neuhaus, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Content Discovery Division

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 10 hours per week beginning August 26, 2019 and ending December 20, 2019. Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 10 hours per week, beginning January 13, 2020 and ending May 8, 2020. Does not include the week of Spring Break.


  • Half-time assistantship salary for 2019-20 is $2,642 per semester.
  • Salary will be prorated weekly for late start.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University Holidays and do not work Thanksgiving or Spring breaks.
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures:

Position Description:

  • Researches digital scholarship and scholarly communication related issues when necessary (e.g., open access, copyright, metadata standards, and innovations in digital scholarship, etc.).
  • Learns the structure of the public and administrative parts of the institutional repository and helps with identifying enhancements for the system (e.g., logo banner images, department and unit structures, setting up subcollections and filter formulas, etc.).
  • Prepares and coordinates digital projects using both physical and born digital material. Locates and organizes materials. Creates spreadsheets, file structures, workflows, and instructions.
  • Deposits scholarly materials and significant university publications in UNI ScholarWorks (Digital Commons software platform); processes files, selects descriptive metadata templates, and uploads files.
  • Participates in the overall process for the SelectedWorks profiles including creating and managing the profiles and assists in determining copyright status of faculty scholarship. Corresponds with publishers. Uses the SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher’s websites to determine rights for faculty publications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program  
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.00.  A newly admitted graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate or previous graduate work of at least 8 graded credit hours.
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communications skills
  • Knowledgeable about library resources and possess strong computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field requiring research and computer skills
  • Strong writing, editing, and professional communication skills
  • Organized
  • Self-directed
  • Proactive about asking questions and implementing feedback

Application Process and Deadline:

Consideration Date
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Position type
Graduate Assistant
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