Roger and Helga Stuewer Library Collection Assistant (PT, Temporary) – School of Physics and Astronomy, University of MN Twin Cities

Non-Exempt Temporary or Casual – Roger and Helga Stuewer Library

Job ID 347962
Location Twin Cities
Job Family Supplemental Employee
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job Code 0001
Employee Class Civil Service

About the Job

Emeritus Professor Roger Stuewer is a historian of physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy and the founder of the Program in History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Stuewer and Mrs. Helga Stuewer have donated their extensive book collection to the School of Physics and Astronomy to establish the Roger and Helga Stuewer Library. The School will honor Dr. Stuewer’s outstanding career by displaying and highlighting the notable and valuable contents of his library and making his collection available to researchers and students.

The individual in this position will work in the School of Physics and Astronomy to inventory, arrange, describe, and prepare this collection for display. We are looking for a candidate with an interest in special collections and history of science. The position will have support from the University Libraries, specifically the physics librarian and the librarian for the history of science, technology, and medicine.

FTE & Hours per week: 14/hours week
Job duration:

50% – Processing materials in Dr. Stuewer’s collection, including inventorying,
reorganizing, re-boxing and arranging books, pamphlets, and papers, according to archival standards
40% – Describing Dr. Stuewer’s collection using Microsoft Access, spreadsheets, and word processors
5% – Undertaking preservation steps as needed, with support from the library
5% – Maintaining contacts with library staff and physics faculty

Other duties of a similar scope as assigned.


Required Qualifications
Bachelors’ degree or high school graduation/GED with 1 year full time equivalent library, clerical or related work experience
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace apps (Docs, Sheets)
Ability to work over the summer

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of, experience with, and/or interest in history of science and special collections
Coursework in archival techniques and practices
Prior experience processing archival materials or manuscript collections

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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.