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Louisiana and Special Collections

Job Competencies for Louisiana and Special Collections Students

  • Ability to locate and reshelve LACOL materials for patrons using the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Learn basic set of “reference” competencies (e.g. able to help patrons use online finding aids, find material in Louisiana Collection, basic searching in America’s Historical Newspapers and America’s News Database).
  • Assisting patrons in the basic use of the UNO Library Catalog [OPAC] and its databases
  • Assisting in retrieving and re-shelving Special Collections materials
  • Monitoring patrons for proper usage of archival materials
  • Staffing desk when scheduled alone.
  • Assisting Library staff person at the Louisiana Collection Desk as directed (minding the desk, pulling collections, familiarizing patrons with Reading Room procedures, etc.)
  • Answering the phone and take a message or provide open hours or other basic information
  • Compiling, using MS Word, Excel documents
  • Basic familiarity with the Workflows Cataloging System for minimal use such as searching for titles, entering items used, etc.
  • Any special assignments such as scanning, shelf reading, preparing, printing labels, filing, processing books, magazines (detection strips, property stamps, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

Louisiana and Special Collections Application