Graduate Research Assistant Positions

The Information Literacy Services internship program provides graduate students with hands-on experience teaching information literacy skills in an academic library (Perry-CastaƱeda Library). Interns will be mentored by library staff to plan, teach and assess library instruction sessions for undergraduates enrolled in core curriculum Signature Courses. As time permits, interns will also participate in other information literacy projects such as creating assignments and online tutorials. Interns will also serve regular reference shifts (virtual and in-person). Interns will be appointed on a semester basis and may apply to renew the internship for up to two years. The position is currently funded through summer 2020 and is likely to continue, contingent on funding. Preference is given to candidates who will be enrolled for three or more semesters.


The Ask a Librarian Internship program provides School of Information students with hands-on experience in several areas of academic librarianship. Interns will assist users with research questions and staff the PCL Desk in the Perry-CastaƱeda Library. Interns will also participate in the online reference component of the Ask a Librarian service, answering IM questions and email questions from users worldwide. Interns will represent the Libraries at outreach events, such as New Student and Family Orientations. Interns will be oriented to library instruction and will be able to pursue teaching opportunities. Interns may also work on projects pertaining to collection development, digital humanities, and open access.