Special Collections and Digital Programs & Services Graduate Assistantship

Open to graduate students in any school or college, the Special Collections and Digital Programs & Services Graduate Assistantship carries a stipend of $16,000 and requires 20 hours of assigned duties each week in LSU Libraries’ Hill Memorial Library. Preference will be given to candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in the archives and special collections field.

To be eligible, applicants must be presently enrolled full-time in graduate school on the Baton Rouge campus of LSU and have a minimum of two semesters of study remaining before graduation. The assigned duties will involve processes that are related to the student's area of graduate study, if possible. The initial appointment will be for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of one year. Renewal is possible and is based on the availability of funds and a favorable performance review. The maximum appointment time is 16 months.

Responsibilities include:

  • public services duties such as staffing public service points, assisting with social media and other outreach activities, and contributing to initiatives like policy changes and assessment metrics;
  •  technical services duties such as arranging, describing, and housing manuscript collections; performing routine conservation tasks; pre-acquisitions searching, entering catalog records, cataloging and catalog maintenance; creation of metadata for digital objects, and other duties related to digital projects
  • curatorial duties such as developing and teaching instruction sessions or workshops; assisting with exhibition preparation or curation; contributing to collection development activities
  • digital services duties such as digitization, digital collections assessment, digital library outreach, and virtual event assistance.

Interested applicants can apply through Handshake, posting #3990727