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Libraries Student Employment Handbook

As an academic library, we rely heavily on our Student Assistants to help with many tasks such as processing and shelving library materials, and staffing public service desks at Burling, Kistle, the Listening Room and Special Collections/Archives. Our Library Student Assistants are an important part of our staff.

This handbook has been prepared to give student employees an understanding of what they can expect from us as faculty, staff, and supervisors, and what we, in turn, expect of ALL student employees in the Libraries.

The Burling Media Room

The Burling Media Room, located on the lower level of Burling Library, houses a collection of nearly 7000 documentary and feature films in DVD, VHS and Blu-ray formats as well as a collection of over 22,000 audio recordings primarily in compact disc format.   The facilities offer eight viewing stations with high-definition monitors for individual use or for small groups of up to six persons and two listening stations connected to a variety of playback equipment--from turntables to a reel-to-reel audiotape player--housed in the Media Room office. 

Library Faculty Studies

Faculty Studies in Burling Library

Eight small studies on the basement level of Burling Library are available to Grinnell College faculty for assignment on a one-semester, two-semester, or summer basis. Needs for which these studies are an appropriate form of faculty support include substantial research projects that require heavy use of the library's collections or a place, free from interruption, in which to write. The studies are not intended to serve as supplementary faculty offices.

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