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Five divisions in Mann Library offer a wide range of enriching work opportunities for student employees. If you are intrigued about what the future holds for information technology, enjoy challenge, and like the idea of working with a friendly staff and a world-class collection of research materials, please read further. Or, for a visual overview, check out our "Can I Work at Mann" video clip. We may have the job you're looking for!

 

Public Services | Collection Development & Preservation | Technical Services | Administration

Public Services Division

General Information

Students that work at one of Mann Library's Public Service Desks are responsible for the circulation of materials and equipment, maintaining the stacks, printing services (both net-print and poster printing), as well as supporting Mann Library's conference rooms and classrooms.  Students wishing to apply for this position should possess an attention to detail, be able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks, have strong technical abilities, and have great customer service skills.  For a full job description and application please click here.  All applications and job inquiries are to be submitted via email to: mann_supervisor@cornell.edu.

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Collection Development and Preservation Division

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Students in Mann's Collection Development and Preservation Division work independently in a team environment to help preserve and build Mann's collection. Book repair students mend damaged books and build protective encasings for pamphlets and fragile volumes. Students working on the division's special projects help prepare materials for digitization and do quality control the resulting images. Collection development assistants help with the selection of new books by searching bibliographic databases for titles from publishers' catalogues. Dependability and conscientious attention to detail are required. Book repair assistants often apply previous artistic or model-building experience.

For further details, email Judy Wayno (jew24@cornell.edu)

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Technical Services Division

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The Technical Services Division hires students to help integrate books and journals received by the library into Mann's collection. Student assistants process incoming shipments, work with records in the library's online catalog, prepare books for shelving, sort the mail and other general office tasks. This work requires being dependable and familiar with computers as well as paying close attention to detail. Technical Services positions require no previous library work experience. The Technical Services division also occasionally hires students with advanced computer skills for work on Mann's electronic resources.

Technical Servcies is now accepting applications for student employment. For further details, email Ken Tiddick (kmt38@cornell.edu).

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Administration

General Information

The Mann Library Administration office seeks a reliable, motivated student to assist with a variety of administrative office and public affairs-related duties. These include assisting with the fall semester Chats in the Stacks book talk series that occur on several Thursday’s throughout the semester, assisting with large mailings, filing, answering phones, covering the office and producing flyers and brochures.

Required: Good customer service skills a must! Good organizational skills, ability to work without constant supervision, good command of word processing, spreadsheet, and other basic computing skills. Familiarity with Photoshop and/or InDesign preferred.Hours required: Must be available Thursday’s 3:00-5:00 pm with occasionally working until 6:00pm.

For further information contact Shirley Cowles (shc33@cornell.edu)

Mann's Administration office hires students to help with its diverse public affairs and outreach activities. Student assistants create online web pages, virtual exhibits, digital film clips and podcasts, produce outreach materials (brochures, posters, flyers, bookmarks, etc.), assist with exhibits, and help orchestrate special events. Students hired for web production should have strong web-related skills (will be working with HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, FinalCut) in addition to excellent graphics skills. Graphics assistants will need to be proficient in Photoshop and other digital imagery software. Much of our Admin office work requires a fair dose of creativity, alert problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently and handle sudden project changes. Conscientious commitment to producing high-quality publications is a must.

For further details, email Eveline Ferretti (ef15@cornell.edu).

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