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First Year Engineering Library Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


The First Year Engineering Library team seeks a driven and organized person for the position of First Year Engineering Library Assistant. Reporting to the Engineering Librarian, this position supports the First Year Engineering Library Workshop series which teaches approximately 500 students in the fall semester. Primary responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain a schedule of approximately 35-40 workshops for students and coordinate librarian co-teaching assignments for each workshop.
  • Assist with preparing teaching materials, including updates to asynchronous online module used by students ahead of the class, synchronous workshop content, and a handout.
  • Help manage logistics of a large teaching program including monitoring registrations, attendance, and cleaning data to be sent to First Year Engineering instructors in the College of Engineering.
  • Co-teach portions of the workshops along with a librarian.
  • Review & assess student survey responses from the synchronous workshop.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic about supporting and teaching undergraduate engineering students
  • Ready and able to work both collaboratively and independently as part of the First Year Engineering library team
  • Curious and eager to learn about library instruction
  • Reliable and organized

Why would you want this job?

This is an excellent opportunity for a future instruction librarian to learn how a unique large instruction program works and the logistics that go into making it run smoothly. You will also have the opportunity to co-teach alongside librarians and get real instruction experience in a supportive, collaborative, and fun team environment.

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in academic librarianship
  • Comfortable with regular face-to-face and virtual interaction (via video conference, chat, email)
  • Adept communication and organizational skills
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Weekday daytime availability for 12 hours a week from August through October
  • Comfortable using computer software such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams
  • Comfortable learning new software quickly (e.g. Springshare LibApps. PollEverywhere, Zoom, Canvas, Google Slides are all used for teaching)
  • Masters in Library Science in progress
  • Experience teaching, facilitating or presenting preferred
  • Experience managing projects preferred

Salary: $18/hour
Position duration: August – November 2021
Hours/week: 12 hours/week

How to Apply:

Email your Resume/Curriculum Vitae to [email protected], with a brief note (300 words max) about why you’re interested in the position and what you hope to learn!