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Appendix II

Student Library Employee Task Force

Questionnaire for Supervisors of Student Library Employees

Unit: __________________________ Current number of students employed: _______________

  1. Kinds of tasks for which students are employed in your unit.

    Classification LevelsTasks (Circ, Shelving, Technical, etc.)
    Student Asst II___________________________
    Student Asst III___________________________
    Clerk I___________________________
    Library Asst I___________________________
    Other ______________________________________

  2. Time required for training before a student can work relatively independently:

     Average training time, in hours
    Circulation Desk___________________________
    Shelving/Stack Maintenance___________________________
    Technical Processing___________________________
    Other ______________________________________

  3. How many hours per month does your unit spend : (please average)

    Interviewing student employees___________________________
    Training student employees___________________________
    How many months in a semester do you interview and train?___________________________

  4. Are students performing tasks which you would prefer to have done by permanent career staff? Yes ____ NO _____

    a. If yes, please identify those tasks.

  5. Student library positions are among the lowest paying campus jobs. What impact, if any, does this have for SLE's in your unit. Please be as specific as possible.

  6. If student pay rates change, it may effect the number of student hours you have available. How might this affect your unit - pro and con? Please be as specific as possible.

  7. What do you see as advantages to having students as employees?

  8. What do you see as disadvantages to having students as employees

  9. Please describe particular efforts that you and your staff make to create a positive working environment for student employees.

  10. Anything else that you think we should know about your experiences with student library employees.

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