Ebling Library iSchool Reference Assistant

Employer: Ebling Library for the Health Sciences

Ebling Library is looking for an iSchool student to help our patrons at our combined service and reference desk continuing until your graduation.

Pay: $15.00/hour

Gain valuable knowledge of health science resources and services while being paid to help a dynamic group of faculty, staff and students.  The Ebling Library team of librarians will train you in the use of

  • Core health science databases
  • Evidence based medicine tenets
  • Point of care resources
  • Current awareness tools
  • Citation managers
  • Research impact tools

Required Hours

  • Approximately 12-20 hours per week depending upon your class schedule and other available staff
  • Weekdays hours required mostly between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Staff the service / reference desk
  • Provide assistance in person, via phone and email
  • Answer questions about the use of library resources, collections, equipment, etc.
  • Refer questions as appropriate to Ebling staff  or other campus libraries
  • Work on projects as assigned and meet all project deadlines
  • Represent Ebling Library in a welcoming, helpful and professional manner

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Accepted or current graduate student at the UW-Madison Information School
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Dependable
  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn
  • Ability to collaborate with team members
  • Follow through when working on independent projects


  • Reference desk or other customer service experience
  • Interest in health or life sciences
  • Experience with UW-Madison campus libraries services and resources
  • Experience with graphic design software

About Ebling Library

Ebling Library is located in the Health Sciences Learning Center, a beautiful facility at the west end of campus. Our primary users are the faculty, staff and students of the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing and the UW Hospital and Clinics. We also serve the rest of the UW-Madison campus as well as citizens of Wisconsin.


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