Number of positions available: 1

About the Program

The UNT Libraries offer full-time graduate students professional experience through their Graduate Library Assistantships and Graduate 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.

Position Description

As a graduate research assistant, you will participate in a two-year, IMLS grant-funded project to demonstrate the capability and effectiveness of utilizing machine learning tools and techniques to extract and identify high-content value documents from Web Archives.  You will assist in the qualitative data collection activities including participant observation and interviews. Working with the principal investigators on the project, you will transcribe, annotate, and synthesize data collected during interviews, observations, and document analysis.  You will also conduct environmental scans related to the project and review project-related reports.  Additionally you will participate in project meetings and provide general project and office assistance to the principal investigators.

Position Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and analyzing collection development documentation
  • Assisting with qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Conducting literature reviews

  • Maintaining project documentation

  • Reviewing and editing written reports

Hours and Location

20 hours per week.  Schedule to be arranged.

Most work will take place in Willis Library.


Grant-funded position runs from December 2017 to November 30, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications

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

To excel in this position, you should have an interest in digital libraries and collection development, be self-directed and able to work as part of a project team, be comfortable with computer software and hardware, and be capable of quickly learning and applying new technologies. Desirable candidates should also possess the following skills:

  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to focus and multi-task in a time-sensitive environment

  • Strong writing and editing abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Statistical analysis skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in library and information science
  • Experience with qualitative research methods

Additional Materials

  • In your cover letter, explain your interest in research as it pertains to digital libraries and collection development.
  • Provide a sample of your written academic work.
  • If you have published work that is Web-accessible, please provide URLs to this work.

Contact for More Information

Mark Phillips
Associate Dean for Digital Libraries
UNT 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 2017-2018" in the subject line.

Submission Address

Email application materials to: