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Mary and John Gray Library is looking for students to work SPRING 2024 "if you applied in the ...

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

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Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position Title:

Mary and John Gray Library is looking for students to work SPRING 2024 "if you applied in the Past Please re-apply with updated info "

Posting Number:


VP Area:

Prov and VP for Acad Affairs


Library Services Division


Library Services Dept


Mary and John Gray Library

Student Supervisor:

Kirk Smith

Work Study Required?:


Job Duties:

Mary and John Gray Library is looking for students to work SPRING 2024
"if you applied in the Past Please re-apply with updated info "

For SPRING 2024 we will only hire from this posting

We plan to hire Work Study, Student Assistants, and Graduate Assistants students for the Library:
The work will include: project work like moving Books, heavy lifting, moving carts, moving shelves, replacing books, scanning photos, entering data on spread sheets, covering the front desk, answering patron questions, Covering the 1st floor and 7th Floor Labs, handling the printers.

For SPRING 2024 , your duties will require:
• Good customer service skills
• Ability to help Lamar students with their library needs.
• Microsoft Office experience with a focus on Excel and Word.
• Use of copy machines, fax machines, printers, computers, scanners, and cash registers.
• Daily shelving of library books.
• Straightening the books in the library.
• Straightening the tables and chairs in library.
• Opening and closing library per the student’s availability.
• Performance of other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Library is open Late Nights and Weekends. Before you apply, please understand all student workers will be working some nights and some Saturdays and Sundays as your schedule permits.

Minimum Qualifications
as class schedule permits you can help with some of these shifts:
•flexible schedule so you can help on Sunday
•flexible schedule so you can help on Saturday•flexible schedule so you can help cover late nights "as late as 2am "•flexible schedule so you can help cover evening shift
•flexible schedule so you can help cover morning shift
•flexible schedule so you can help cover the day shift
Other Qualifications
• Ability to use a cash register and handle cash
• Ability to learn the library software “Workflows”
• Ability to use Internet Browsers Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer.
• Experience with Microsoft Office with a focus on Excel.
• Ability to help students use BlackBoard.
• Ability to work Library hours which could will include days, nights and weekends as your schedule permits.

• Work study Students can and should apply. Upload a PDF file of your awards from your banner account. This needs to include your Name, “L” Number and all the awards info for the semester

Physical Requirements:

• Some heavy lifting is required.
• Moving books on a cart.
• Moving tables and chairs.
• Take trash and paper to dumpster.
• Perform other tasks as assigned.
• Project work will include heavy lifting. For Spring 2024we could have more project work than usual.

Certifications Required:

• PDF of Your Concise Student Schedule directly from your Banner Account.
This is found in your Banner Account. Please only send Concise Student Schedule
Note: the Tab for the Concise Student Schedule has been removed from Banner
you will need to type,
Concise Student Schedule in the search box to get Banner to bring it up

for all work study students you will need to add
• PDF of your work study Awards from your Banner Account. This needs to include your name,
“L” number and all the awards info for the semester

Work Hours:

starting at an average of 10 hours a week, can earn more as experience grows

Job Conditions:

• General Busy office setting.
• Sometimes like a retail store.
• also we will have project work at times. example ( move large amounts of books to the outside trash. )

Additional Instructions for Applicants:

• There are 3 types of student positions on campus. all need to be a full time student

  • Work study Student, student that qualified for work-study funding, see financial aid, this is mostly Texas resident students. in general this is approved by financial aid, and will show in your banner account. If you’re not sure if you are eligible, please check with Financial Aid.
  • Student Assistant, any undergrad Student with full time hours
  • Graduate Assistants any graduate student with full-time hours

• As Class Schedule permits, hours needed to cover could include:
• Nights up to 12:15 am midnight & sometime as late as 2:15 am,
• morning as early as 7 am
Student Workers will help cover Saturdays and Sundays as needed, not all but you will be needed to cover some Saturdays and Sundays.

• This position will remain open for until MARCH 2024, as we are always looking for help with the right availability. We will re-post sometime in APRIL 2024 to give students the chance to re-apply with updated FOR SUMMER AND FALL2024information

• Your Concise Schedule is in your banner account. This is what the library will use to determine availability for the student position.
Note: the Tab for the Concise Student Schedule has been removed from Banner you will need to type, Concise Student Schedule in the search box to get Banner to bring it up

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.


Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.


A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.


Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.


Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.


Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to


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