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Graduate Assistant, Learning and Outreach Unit

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant, Learning and Outreach Unit


Reports to:  Dr. Leila Rod-Welch, Outreach Services Librarian/Associate Professor of Library Services,

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 10 hours per week, beginning August 20, 2018 and ending December 14, 2018.  Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 10 hours per week, beginning January 14, 2019 and ending May 10, 2019.  Does not include the week of Spring Break.


  • Half assistantship salary for 2018-19 is $2,588 per semester. 
  • Salary is prorated on a weekly basis for late start. 
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees. 
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters. 
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures:

Position Description:

As a Graduate Assistant, you will assist with research and some outreach activities. Your duties may include:

  • Assisting with instruction, outreach programs, events, tours, and presentations related to library outreach
  • Organizing de-stressing activities such as therapy dogs during the last two weeks of each semester
  • Participating in orientations/fairs on behalf of the Outreach Services Librarian
  • Collaborating with other library units, university departments, and/or community organizations on projects related to library outreach
  • Working with the Rod Library PR Coordinator for advertising outreach activities 
  • Presenting at the New Hire Orientation every second Wednesday of the month
  • Assisting with collection development of the CIEP and ESL Collection and assessing potential titles for purchase
  • Assisting the Outreach Services Librarian with research projects, literature searches, writing literature reviews or other parts of manuscripts, editing of grammar, punctuation, and spelling of manuscripts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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 Plan GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate assistants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Possess strong computer skills
  • Be able to perform well without supervision and in a timely manner
  • Be detail oriented, motivated, and organized
  • B.A. degree in English, Education, or other related field
  • Strong writing, editing, and professional communication skills
  • Knowledgeable about library resources
  • Organized, self-directed, and enthusiastic

Application Process and Deadline:  To apply email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at and send your cover letter and resume to Leila Rod-Welch at

Applications received by March 21, 2017 will be given preferential consideration. Interviews will take place March 27th – 29th.  

March 21, 2017
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