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Library Departments

student employment

Individual Libraries and Centers

Bapst Library
Student employees at Bapst Library, which provides resources in art and art history, have a wide variety of responsibilities. Work at the Information Desk involves checking out books to patrons and giving visitors general information about Bapst Library and the Boston College campus. Behind the scenes, student employees are responsible for shelf reading, shelving books, and assisting full-time staff with the processing of reserve books, periodicals and interlibrary loan items.

Burns Library
The Burns Library, which houses the rare books and special collections, hires student assistants to work in the Archives, Congressional Archives, Reading/Reference Room and the Technical Services Department. Duties vary from assisting with researchers, cataloging rare book and special collections, processing collections, writing finding aids and clerical duties. Student assistants should possess good computer and communication skills.

Educational Resource Center
The Educational Resource Center, which serves the specialized resource needs of the School of Education, employs twenty five students who play a critical part in the daily functioning of the ERC. The tasks include working at the circulation desk, shelving books, processing new materials, and answering a wide variety of reference questions. The ERC is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic students who are interested in the School of Education.

O'Neill Library
Work at the Information Desk involves checking out books to patrons and giving visitors general information about O'Neill Library and the Boston College campus. Behind the scenes, student employees are responsible for shelf reading, shelving books, delivering mail, troubleshooting computers and assisting full-time staff with the processing of reserve books, periodicals and interlibrary loan items.

Social Work Library
The Social Work collection focuses on the areas of clinical social work, social policy/planning and administration, and research. Student employee responsibilities would include assisting library patrons, loaning out and checking in books and other materials, shelf-reading and reshelving materials.

Theology and Ministry Library
Student employees at the Theology and Ministry Library, which provides resources in theology and ministry, have a wide variety of responsibilities. Work at the Information Desk involves checking out books to patrons and giving visitors general information about the Theology and Ministry Library and the Boston College campus. Behind the scenes, student employees are responsible for shelf reading, shelving books, and assisting full-time staff with the processing of reserve books, periodicals and interlibrary loan items.