Wikipedia Programming Graduate Assistant
- Graduate Assistant, Fine & Performing Arts Collection
- Angela Pratesi,Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, Rod Library Learning & Research 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 during Thanksgiving break or Spring Break.
- For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures: http://www.grad.uni.edu.proxy.lib.uni.edu/assistantships/
- Complete an intensive series of training modules and readings on Wikipedia and library research/information literacy
- Edit and create Wikipedia articles on underrepresented topics
- Provide training and assistance to participants of Rod Library Wikipedia Edit-a-thons
- Assist in the planning and execution of diversity-focused Rod Library Wikipedia Edit-a-thons
- Coordinate the creation of promotional materials with the library PR department
- Collaborate with other library units, university departments, student organizations, and/or community organizations, as needed
- Assist with the dissemination and analysis of post-event surveys
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program
- Must be enrolled in 9 qualifying 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in any field requiring library research and writing
- Experience teaching, tutoring, or mentoring
- Strong writing, editing, and professional communication skills
- Knowledgeable or enthusiastic about Wikipedia, diversity, and/or information/library research
- Proactive about asking questions and implementing feedback
Application Process and Deadline:
- To apply, email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at http://www.grad.uni.edu.proxy.lib.uni.edu/assistantships), along with a resume and cover letter to Angela Pratesi, (Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, Rod Library):firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications received by noon on June 20, 2019, will be given preferential consideration.
- June 20, 2019
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
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