The Circulation Department hires law students and graduate students from the School of Information and Library Science to staff the Circulation Desk. We are looking for responsible students interested in customer service and working in a library setting. Our students work an average of 10-12 hours per week, including some late night and weekend hours. The library depends on circulation desk assistants to staff the desk whenever the library is open. The work assignments include basic tasks at the Circulation Desk: checking out and discharging library materials, handling fines, issuing borrowers' cards, and helping patrons. The beginning pay rate is $9.50 per hour. If interested, please contact Nick Sexton, Head of Access Services.
The Faculty Research Service is a program that provides assistance in short research projects for the Law Faculty. We employ up to two student researchers for ten hours per week, working on projects that range from the strictly legal to interdisciplinary projects in a variety of subjects. SILS students and law students with prior legal experience are eligible for these positions. In addition to being a paid position, we offer valuable experience in legal research and law librarianship, exposure to the kinds of assistance typically requested by law faculty, and an opportunity to work with librarians who can provide references when it comes time for students to seek permanent employment. The service operates weekdays and is supervised by Reference Librarian Melissa Hyland.
The Laura N. Gasaway Graduate Assistantship at the Kathrine R. Everett Law
Library is an exciting learning opportunity for a student with a law degree and
currently enrolled in a graduate degree program of the UNC-CH School of
Information and Library Science (SILS), or a student in the J.D./MSLS or
J.D./MSIS dual-degree program at SILS. The program is designed to prepare the
Laura N. Gasaway Graduate Assistant (GA) for the profession by getting
practical hands-on training in an academic law library. The student is able to
put theory into practice and discover the aspects of law librarianship they
find most interesting - whether it is helping people with questions at the
Reference Desk, conducting research, reviewing the collection, or helping
create digital collections.
The Law Library Reference Department may employ a student reference assistant during the academic school year. Current second- and third-year law students, as well as graduate students in library science with a background in law, are welcome to apply. Students who have taken, or are currently registered for, an advance legal research course are preferred. The main responsibility of the reference assistant is to conduct research and reference projects as assigned. The reference assistants are supervised by Nicole Downing.