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    Student jobs at Luther Seminary

    • Student Library Assistant (Circulation)

      Student Library Assistant  (Circulation)

      The purpose of this position is: to assist library staff in serving our various constituencies and in maintaining the organization of our book stacks.


      1. Circulation Desk Duties:

      -check books in and out to a diverse community of library users

      -interpret and apply library policies appropriately

      -answer patron questions in person and by phone

      -help library patrons find materials

      -refer complex questions to appropriate staff member.

      1. Book stacks duties:

      -re-shelve books

      -shelf reading

      -other tasks, such as shifting or assisting with book withdrawal, as assigned.

      1. Opening and closing duties for evenings, weekends, and other times as needed.

      -Retrieve items from book drop

      -Unlock library doors at opening

      -Lay out daily newspapers

      -Put away stray books and periodicals at closing

      -With security personnel, make sure all patrons are out of the library at closing

      -Lock doors, shut down computers and turn off lights.

      1. Helping to maintain a safe and hospitable environment

      -Assist patrons with wheelchair access via the elevator

      -With library staff, provide direction in weather emergencies


      Reports to: Access Services Librarian


      Internal relationships with: all other library staff, particularly Reference Librarian and Electronic Services Librarian.

      External relationships with: Office of Technology, Duplicating, Security, Maintenance.


      1. Commitment to Luther Seminary’s Mission and Vision.

             The position requires a commitment to assisting students and other patrons as they use the library and its materials, as a basis for the fulfillment of Luther Seminary’s mission to educate leaders for Christian communities.

      Desired education and experience:

      1. College degree
      2. At least one year of customer service type experience.
      3. Library work experience preferred but not required.

      Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

      1. Ability to communicate clearly and tactfully, in person, by phone or by email, with fellow staff and library patrons.
      2. Strong attention to detail.
      3. Basic skills and comfort level with computers, printers and copiers.
      4. Must have a friendly, helpful attitude.
      5. Knowledge of ELCA helpful.
      6. Familiarity with other mainline Christian organizations also helpful.

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the primary job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this description at any time without notice.


      To apply please fill out the student work application form: https://www.luthersem.edu/employment/student_work_apply.aspx


      Contact the hiring supervisor's Peter Watters (pwatters002@luthersem.edu)

      Posted 11/8/17
    • Community Life Fellow

      In cooperation with the Director of Advising and Community Life and the other Community Life Fellows this person will: develop, plan, coordinate, and implement events that support community life at Luther Seminary.


        1. Develop, plan, and implement community events that support community life at Luther Seminary.
        2. Serve as administrative support in the Student Affairs and Financial Aid office for 6-8 hours/week. Duties include answering phones, managing email communication, office hospitality, and special projects as assigned by Student Affairs staff.
        3. Provide leadership to plan and support to special campus events and projects as needed.
        4. Participate in Admission events including Dokimazo (fall and spring), Scholarship Weekend (February), and other recruitment events throughout the year.
        5. Participate in International Student & Scholars Affairs (ISSA) events throughout the year and provide support to ISSA Director and Associate Director.
        6. Ensure confidentiality and adherence to FERPA guiedlines.
        7. Other duties as assigned.


        1. Dedicated to planning and implementing community life events designed to bring students, staff and faculty together
        2. Be a currently enrolled student in good standing at Luther Seminary
        3. Developed sense of responsibility and creative problem-solving skills
        4. Interest in and/or experience with scheduling and promoting events on campus
        5. Ability to participate in some events outside 'normal' business hours (i.e. evenings/weekends)
        6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
        7. Strong organizational skills and ability to work with multiple deadlines
        8. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment
        9. Experience working in customer service environments

      Sarah Luedtke-Jones, Director of Advising and Community Life

      TO APPLY:
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to Sarah Luedtke-Jones email (sluedtkejones001@luthersem.edu).

      Please contact Sarah with any questions about this position.

      Posted 11/8/16