Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Film & Video Student Assistant Information: Home

Library Film & Video Collection Student Assistant Manual

Library Film & Video Collection Student Assistant Training Manual

Welcome to the University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press

In addition to the wages that you will receive, employment at the UD Library allows you to develop and enhance your employment record while pursuing your studies.  As a student assistant, you will gain valuable experience working in a busy public service department. Evaluations of your performance will be conducted periodically and kept on file.  Conscientious performance of duties will reflect on evaluations and you may use references from the Library to help you in seeking employment after graduation.


    As a student assistant, you will assist staff in providing service to faculty, students, and other staff.  Your performance will have a direct and immediate impact on library users. It is imperative that we maintain the excellence that the Library and the University community have come to expect from us.  Your active participation will be greatly appreciated and rewarded.


    You will also be our representative to the public.  Your attitude and performance at the service desk will have a great impact on users’ overall library experience and their view of the University of Delaware Library.  In order to ensure the successful fulfillment of our mission, there are certain policies and procedures that need to be followed. Please familiarize yourself with the contents of this student manual.  Failure to follow these policies and procedures could result in dismissal.


    Once again, thank you for joining the University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press.  The entire staff welcomes you and looks forward to working with you. We hope that your experience here is rewarding and educational.

Film & Video Collection Student Assistant Job Description

Film & Video student assistants help Library users at the customer service desk; retrieve, circulate, and reshelve media; assist users with DELCAT searches and navigating the Film & Video Website; help users view materials and operate console-based video games in the on-site carrels; operate the Viewing Room projection system; inspect newly purchased media; record statistics; and perform other duties as needed. Must be reliable, good with details, have excellent time management skills, interact well with a wide variety of Library users, and be responsible and punctual. An interest in media (films, documentaries, video gaming) is considered a plus for this position.

Important Phone Numbers

Film & Video Office                                                   302-831-8461
UD Library Main Help Center                             302-831-2455
UD Library Reference Desk                                      302-831-2965
UD Information line                                                   302-831-2000 (for UD closing info)
Campus Police (emergencies)                                  9-911
Campus Police (non emergencies/general info)       302-831-2222