Financial Aid

Graduate Assistant - Library

Start Date: January 17, 2017

Part-Time - Year Round - 20 Hours Per Week

The student must be enrolled full-time during the Fall and Spring Semesters.
(please review the enrollment requirements found on the Graduate Assistantships web page)

Summary of Duties:

Works collaboratively with library staff to participate in all phases of service activities of the library. Supports reference, instruction, circulation, and other public service operations of the library. Creates and maintains promotional, reference and instructional materials using traditional, electronic, social media and other technologies.  Participates in library-related research projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates promotional, reference and instructional materials using audit, video, photo, and graphics editing software, and social media and other technologies.  Collects and organizes digital and print promotional materials.
  • Represents the library and provides library information at campus events.
  • Answers information-related questions by all means of contact and provides instruction using print and electronic resources as directed.
  • Assists in management of the library's social media accounts by posting content and collecting and analyzing data.
  • Participates in library-related research projects by collecting, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Participates in circulation functions including assisting in opening and closing of library.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with campus departments and personnel.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Works well as a member of a team and independently; ability to handle multiple demands and to work under the direction of the librarian on duty.
  • Directs work of student assistants.
  • Does related work as assigned.

 Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and current enrollment in an Alvernia graduate program.
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in using Macs, PCs, and audio, video, photo, and graphics editing software..
  • Ability to work a late night and weekend schedule.
  • Attendance is required in order to perform the duties of this job.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.        
Send application/resume to:

Lisa Venkler
Office of Student Financial Planning
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607


Alvernia is a growing co-educational Catholic Franciscan institution dedicated to academic and professional leadership based in the liberal arts tradition. Its suburban 121-acre campus outside Reading is within a ninety-minute drive to New York, Princeton, and Philadelphia. Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of our campus are encouraged to apply.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Posting Date: December 2016

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