Number of positions available: 1

About the Program

The UNT Libraries offer full-time graduate students professional experience through their Graduate Services Assistantships and Research Assistantships. These positions provide stipends and benefits during the fall/spring semester, but summer positions are paid hourly with limited benefits eligibility. For grant-funded assistantships, stipends and benefits vary according to the grant. See full details below.

Department Overview

​Members of the Collection Development Department work as an interdependent, collaborative team to ensure that the UNT Libraries provides quality, useful books, journals and other resources.  We are committed to evidence-based decision-making, and rely heavily on data and information to inform our practice.  We consider both library patrons and library colleagues to be our customers, and we value innovation, empowerment, flexibility and being user-centered. Collection Development team members have the chance to work independently, grow professionally, and to create innovative methods of increasing access to quality resources.   

Position Description

The purpose of this GSA position is to assist the Collection Development Department in activities including, but not limited to assisting in the evaluation of new electronic resources; assisting with library resources promotion; identifying, evaluating, and ingesting library resources, especially Open Access materials; and assisting in special collection development projects. This position offers the GSA an opportunity to earn valuable, hands-on experience learning how to evaluate library resources, and diverse collection development processes and tools, and open access and scholarly communications from a collection development point of view. The position reports to Allyson Rodriguez, Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Collection Development Department.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist the electronic resources team in evaluating potential library resources
  • Promote library resources in coordination with the electronic resources team
  • Provide support for collection development projects
  • Identify, evaluate, and ingest Open Access resources
  • Other duties as appropriate and feasible

Hours and Location

The position is part-time at 20 hours per week.  The Annex building is open 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Hours are flexible and can be arranged around the GSA’s course schedule within the hours the Annex is open.  The job may involve work in a number of different specific campus locations with primary duties being at the Library Annex on Precision Drive.


Fall 2018-Spring 2019. Dependent upon funding, summer employment may also be available.

Minimum Qualifications

You must be a full-time graduate student. You should also possess these qualifications:

  • Student in the MLS or Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD program
  • Available to work 20 hours per week
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, with substantial experience with Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in a library
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Strong document organization skills

Additional Document to Submit with your Application Materials

Follow the directions below attach the document you create to your application materials:

  • Go to the library resource Food Studies Online -  
  • Write a brief (1-2 paragraph) promotional blurb describing and encouraging library patrons to use the resource
  • Compose your writing sample in a Word document with the file name: GSA_Writing_(your name).docx

Contact for More Information

Allyson Rodriguez
Coordinator of Electronic Resources
University of North Texas Libraries


Application Process for Graduate Assistantships

To participate in the Libraries' graduate assistant program, you must be a full-time graduate student. We welcome a variety of majors into the program, but some jobs may require specific subject specialties. See individual position descriptions for additional required qualifications or training. You may apply for as many positions as you wish.


First, apply to the Libraries' graduate assistant program by providing the following documents.  Submit these documents only once.  We will keep them on file. 

  • Your resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A list of three professional references, which includes contact name, phone number and email address

If you wish to claim veteran's preference, you should also submit a Veterans Self-Identification form along with applicable documentation such as your DD214.  For veteran's forms please go to the "Veterans Self-Identification Reports" page.

Then, for each position that interests you, submit:

  • A cover letter describing your qualifications. Write one letter for each position. Clearly state the position title in each letter.
  • Any additional required application materials listed in the specific job descriptions.

After all required documents are received, the application packet will be submitted to the hiring manager.

How to Submit

Required Item Format Submission Method
Unofficial Transcript Electronic E-mail*
List of Three References Electronic E-mail*
Resume Electronic E-mail*
Veteran's Preference Materials (if any) Electronic E-mail*
Cover Letter(s) Electronic E-mail*
Position-specific Materials (if any) Electronic E-mail*

*Your e-mail must include the title of the position and the phrase "GSA/RA A​pplication 2018-2019" in the subject line.

Submission Address

Email application materials to: