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Assistantship Positions

Please note: Assistantship positions are intended to complement the student’s program of study and a rationale may be required from the hiring department if the two are not clearly connected. Also, positions listed below may have already been filled. It is the student's responsibility to verify availability with the hiring departments. Should a student wish to have the assistantship application materials on file in the Graduate School sent to a department outside of their academic program, they must submit the request form (wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf)


Two positions - University Libraries, Government, Legal, Spacial and Data Services Unit-Reference Unit

A full-time Graduate Assistantship in the Government and Legal Information Unit of the University Libraries includes a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend of $943 based on 8 months – or $7544 for the academic year. The positions will begin with the start of the 2014 Fall Semester.  

Because of the amount of training required for the position, and the subjects most often addressed by the Unit, candidates who will be full-time graduate students for 3-4 more semesters in Accountancy and Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Geography, History, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, or Political Science will be given preference.

Duties include: assisting patrons at the 4th floor Government, Legal, Spatial and Data Services Unit Reference desk; working on special projects within the Government, Legal, Spatial and Data Services Unit; assisting patrons at the 2nd floor General Reference desk within the Reference Unit. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Good public service skills are a must. Special consideration will be given to candidates with previous library work experience.  Map and/or GIS knowledge would also be desirable. The Graduate Assistant will report to the Government, Legal, Spatial and Data Services Unit Coordinator and will be required to work 20 hours per week.

Graduate Assistantship application information is available at the Graduate Office’s website. Those interested in applying should fill out the necessary forms with the Graduate Office and let the Graduate Office know that they are applying for this position at the University Libraries.  Completed Graduate Assistantship packets need to be turned into the Graduate Office as soon as possible. The review of applications will begin on Wednesday, April 30th and continue until the position is filled. Contact person: Mary Day, 309/298-2764.