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First-Generation Student Employment/Mentor Experience

April 1, 2017

Job Number: 164


For the fall 2017 semester, the OSU Library will offer up to five student assistant positions for first generation college students, preferably freshmen.

Students will be paid $8.75/hour, which is the OSU Library minimum and will work five to ten hours per week.

The OSU Library is one of the largest student employers on campus and offers unique employment opportunities for OSU students. The student assistants are provided with the opportunity to learn new and critical skills that help to prepare them for the workforce today. For example, a Library job can teach time management skills, workplace professionalism, exceptional customer service, and organizational loyalty. Library student assistants also have first-hand access to all of the fantastic resources offered by the Library to enhance study skills, research, and learning. Some of the job assignments may include but are not limited to the following list.

  • Various office work
  • Sorting or shelving library materials
  • Checking in/out books, media or study rooms
  • Assisting with patron questions

Once hired, the student will be paired with a mentor selected from OSU Library faculty or staff. These pairs will have a structured program including:

  1. An initial group meet and greet with the Library mentors and student assistants designed to create interaction among the first gen students in the program, so they can begin to make important connections with other students at OSU.
  2. A monthly session with the Library mentors and the student assistants. The monthly session programming will focus on professional development, study skills, time management tips, scholarship tips, project development, etc., provided by Library faculty or staff, and/or external constituents across campus.

Applications for the position will be accepted through the Library’s job page April through August, 2017.


Last Updated: 12 June 2017