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Information for Library Staff

Library Assistantships

The Library welcomes applications for assistant positions.  Graduate and undergraduate students must apply through the Career Center's Brave Opportunities system.

We hire assistants in the following categories:

  • Work Study – Students that have been granted federal or state work study monies as part of their Financial Aid package.  If you are unsure if you have work study, contact the Financial Aid Office at 910.521.6255 or fa@uncp.edu.  Positions at the Library for work study are available, and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Contracted Assistantships – Students hired by the Library from our internal budget on a contractual basis. Students applying for a contracted assistantship must have one year of library experience.   At this time, due to budget constraints, no further contracted assistantships are available.  You may submit an application to be kept on file should a position become available.  Applications are kept on file for one semester, after which time you would need to reapply.
  • Youth Start – High school students participating in a work experience program in cooperation with their high school, the UNCP Regional Center, and the assigned work place.  Youth Start is funded by the Workforce Investment Act through a contractual arrangement with Lumber River Council of Governments.   If you are interested in this program, please contact your high school guidance counselor.  The Library employs up to two Youth Start students, and applications will be handled in conjunction with the UNCP Regional Center.
  • International Students – Students who are not U.S. citizens may apply for Library assistantships through the International Programs Office, which assists students with on campus employment from their own internal budget.  Applicants should contact the International Programs Office at 910.775.4095 or ip@uncp.edu to verify if any positions are available.  Positions at the Library for international students are available, and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; however, International Programs retains the final placement decision.

The Library has assistantships in several of its departments, but availability varies.  The Access Services/Reference Librarian makes placement decisions in consultation with other library staff members.  So while assistants may have a preference, they must be willing to work in any library service area. 

Depending on the work area of the Library to which the assistant is assigned, the following is a list of possible library assistant duties:

  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Filing government documents
  • General office work
  • Inventory
  • Media processing – including cleaning
  • Organizing items for archiving
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning
  • Shelving
  • Shifting
  • Technical support
  • Unpacking books
  • Use the Library’s online catalog
  • Using the microfilm machine
  • Working with computerized library systems

Depending on the work area of the Library to which the assistant is assigned, the following is a list of desired library assistant characteristics:

  • Able to work independently
  • Accurate
  • Attention to detail
  • Cooperative
  • Dependable
  • Efficient
  • Follows directions
  • Good communication skills
  • Good handwriting (cataloging assistants)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Neat and clean appearance
  • Positive attitude
  • Punctual
  • Willingness to learn and produce good work

Library Fees & Notices

Course Reserves have fees of $1.00 per loan period. No grace period is granted on reserve materials.

Overdue library media equipment, including laptops, and DVD players, incur a rental charge of $10.00 per loan period.

Overdue notices are generated and mailed out daily. Three notices are sent to the patron requesting the return of overdue items and/or payment of outstanding fees. Items which are not returned after the third notice will automatically be listed as lost and the replacement charge(s), including a non-refundable $15.00 billing fee, will be placed on the borrower's account. Media and best sellers are billed 10 days after the due date. Books are billed 21 days after the due date. Please direct further billing inquiries to the Circulation Desk.

A $5.00 fee is charged for a damaged book, if it can be repaired in-house; $10.00 is charged if the book has to be rebound. The current or original price of an item is charged to replace a lost or severely damaged item. If a price is not available, then a replacement cost of $50.00 is charge. A non-refundable $15.00 processing fee is also charged for each item replaced. Fines will not be added to the replacement cost. A comparable replacement copy, acceptable to the Library may be substituted for the lost item. If a replacement copy is accepted, the processing fee is still in effect.

Refunds are made available for:

  • Item(s) returned within one year of the date the item(s) was/were declared lost and subsequently paid for, when accompanied by an original receipt; the processing fee will not be refunded; or
  • Item(s) declared lost and subsequently paid for, then later located on library shelves.

**A service charge of $25 will apply for all returned checks.** Non-payment of fees or improper return of materials will result in suspended library privileges for community borrowers. Students, faculty, and staff will have an administrative hold placed on their academic record, and their library checkout privileges will be suspended.


Patrons may renew materials either in person or online at the Library's website at www.uncp.edu/library/ and clicking on Your Library Record. Items are renewable unless a hold has been placed by another patron or patron has accrued fines of $25.00 or more. Patrons cannot renew at the Circulation Desk without their BravesCard or FOL card. For privacy reasons, renewals by phone are not permitted.


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