Graduate Professional

Updated: about 2 months ago

Job Summary

The Purdue University Libraries Scholarly Publishing Division seeks a half time graduate assistant, beginning May 6, 2019. This position will support Purdue e-Pubs, the institutional document repository ( ).

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Conducting CV reviews
    • Reviewing publisher policies
    • Communicating results to faculty members
    • Uploading faculty works to the repository
    • Ensuring the copyright status and publisher policy compliance of those documents
  • Growing collections
    • Cleaning metadata for conference collections and batch uploads
    • Uploading records to the repository
  • Assisting with the Purdue e-Pubs table at campus events
    • Collect materials from event participants to archive in the repository
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat. The successful candidate will have a keen attention to detail, the ability to work on several projects simultaneously and good written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of Python and XML is a plus, though not required. The graduate assistant will receive training on the Footprints ticketing system, the repository Digital Commons platform, and the Sherpa/Romeo database of publisher policies.

The graduate assistant will be responsible for 20 hours per week, committing to a consistent weekly schedule with hours worked in the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Assistant will report to the Scholarly Publishing Specialist, Nina Collins.

Job Family

Non Staff

Job Sub Family

Graduate Students

Employee Class

Graduate Student

Career Stream


Benefits Eligibility

This is a half-time, .5 FTE position. Although it is not benefits eligible, it does include tuition remission and a monthly stipend.

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