Graduate Assistantship, Master of Library and Information Studies

Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Assistant for Master of Library and Information Studies 2021/2022

Contact Person: Dr. Elizabeth Burns, Associate Professor & School Library Program Director, Library and Information Studies Program, STEMPS Department eburns@odu.edu

Required Qualifications:

  • Regular admission in a graduate program at ODU with good academic standing is required.
  • GA’s are required to maintain full-time enrollment during their appointment.     
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, computer competency (especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Social Media and Google) required
  •  Excellent organizational skills are a must.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated leadership and self-management skills,
  • Experience with student organizations, 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple, on-going projects. 

Length of Assistantship: 12 months

Job Description: The Graduate Assistant for the Library and Information Studies Program assists program faculty with administrative and research focused tasks. This GA will work with program faculty to maintain program information. The GA will also assist faculty with material organization, student communication, social media and messaging. The GA will support faculty in program recruiting efforts.  This GA will support faculty research projects. Additionally, the GA will be responsible for assisting with on-site instructional or marketing events. 

Knowledge and skills derived from experience:

  • GA will gain first-hand experience working in a higher education environment. This includes working closely with research faculty in an MLIS program 
  • GA will develop organization and presentation skills using a variety of multimedia and technology tools and programs
  • GA will develop an in-depth understanding of the role of faculty and how faculty engage with others across campus
  • GA will obtain experience organizing events and facilitating logistics for program events; will obtain experience working with a team of student and faculty leaders 
  • GA will enhance his/her communication skills

Hours and Wages:  The GA position requires 20 hours per week, including some evenings. One day (approx. 5 hours) will be on campus with the remainder available as remote work.  A stipend of $10,000 will be paid across semesters.  There is no tuition assistance associated with this position. 

To apply:  Eligible students interested in this position should contact Dr. Burns at eburns@odu.edu . Consideration for the position will begin August 1st.