The Friends of the LSU Libraries and the LSU Libraries invite applications for the Goodrich-Taylor Assistantship. The assistantship is named in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Cecil G. Taylor and Dean Emeritus Max Goodrich, who had distinguished academic careers as faculty members and administrators of Louisiana State University and were instrumental in the successful revitalization of the Friends of the LSU Libraries. The Goodrich-Taylor Assistantship is endowed by funds raised by the Friends of the LSU Libraries. The assistantship was first awarded in 1992.
Open to graduate students in any school or college, the Goodrich-Taylor Assistantship carries a stipend of $1333 per month and requires 20 hours of assigned duties each week in Hill Memorial Library, which houses the Special Collections of the LSU Libraries. To be eligible, applicants must be presently enrolled full-time in graduate school on the Baton Rouge campus of LSU for the Spring 2014 semester. The assigned duties will be with collections and involve processes that are related to the student's area of graduate study if at all possible, and are expected to be complementary to those interests. The initial appointment will be for the Spring 2014 semester. Renewal for the 2014-2015 school year is possible and is based on the availability of funds and a favorable performance review.
100% Reports to the Head of Special Collections or her designee for duties which may include staffing the public service points as assigned; technical services duties such as pre-acquisitions searching, entering provisional records, adaptive cataloging, and catalog maintenance; arranging, describing, and housing manuscript collections; performing routine conservation tasks; assisting with exhibition preparation and other outreach activities; assisting with collection development activities (preparation of want lists, collection analysis); digitization, creation of metadata for digital objects, and other duties related to digital projects.
Application procedure: Applicants must
- complete a graduate assistantship application available on line at the Libraries’ website at http://www.lib.lsu.edu/admin/gradasst/gradapplication.pdf;
- submit a brief resume giving the applicant’s qualifications; and
- submit a one-to-two page letter explaining why the applicant is interested in working in Special Collections.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Résumés and statements should be submitted via email to Dawn Zaske, Personnel Coordinator for the LSU Libraries, email@example.com.
The LSU Libraries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.