In honor of the Independence Day (4th of July) holiday this year, Hirsh Library will be closed Saturday, July 3rd, through Monday, July 5th. This will mean that we will not be monitoring our live chat during that time. However, you can still always e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you when we can.
As a reminder: on Tuesday, July 6th, the Hirsh Library Service Desk will officially be re-opening! For the month of July, starting with the 6th, the Library Service Desk (on the 4th floor of the Med Ed building) will be open from 7:45am to 5pm Monday-Friday. We will still be monitoring our Live Chat until 8pm Monday-Thursday, and on the weekends as we have been. As we get closer to the fall, we hope to expand the hours, so keep an eye on the signs at the desk when you swing by to see what we’re doing!
And if you’re a student and interested in working at Hirsh Library, we have good news! We are accepting applications and are going to be hiring soon. You can read all about it right here.
Everyone at Hirsh hopes you have a happy and safe holiday weekend next weekend, and we look forward to seeing you all in person very soon!
Do you find yourself going from class assignment to class assignment, thinking “I wish I had a part-time job with flexible hours, and specifically over at Hirsh Library, because they all seem like such great people”? Well have I got good news for you: we’ll be hiring soon!
As HHSL begins to return to in-person operations, we’re going to need student staff to help keep the desk open and library services running smoothly. The schedule is fixed but flexible – two scheduled shifts a week with the opportunity to pick up more as they occasionally open up, but all with the understanding that life happens (board exams, externships, lab experiments gaining sentience and running off into the countryside, etc). The position duties are a mix of circulating material (like the anatomy models and laptops), helping patrons find articles and books they’re looking for, and lending a hand to the R&I staff (such as scanning articles for Interlibrary Loan).
In return, you’ll get to: work in a great environment alongside students from other programs on campus; really hone your research skills; polish your communication skills by assisting a wide variety of people (the entire Health Sciences Campus, including students, faculty, and the staff of the Tufts Medical Center); and get to know the librarians on a first-name basis (they’re great people, and masters of research).
We plan to do the hiring and training late this summer, in preparation for the fall semester. Individual start dates are malleable, and subject to discussion as we get closer.
If this all sounds good to you, then you should fill out an application! It takes 5 minutes, and who knows, maybe you’ll meet your new best friend! If you have any questions, feel free to send them our way at email@example.com, and we will be happy to answer them.
All of us here at HHSL look forward to working with you!
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