Iowa DOT Library Transportation Information/Collection Management COOP Student

Full time Co-op rotation desired; 40 hours/week, January-August 2015.  (will consider student who can work part time; 20 hr/wk and full time in summer)

Salary is $14.05/hr.

  • Learning about the breadth of transportation and civil engineering information resources available to transportation agencies and researchers;
  • Learning how to more efficiently search these resources using custom-built and general search tools;
  • Participating in transportation research projects by performing literature searches under the guidance of the Iowa DOT Librarian;
  • Assisting as the Iowa DOT Library transitions to modern library collection management tools, including open source online cataloging software, barcoding the print collection, and digitizing Iowa DOT-produced materials;
  • Defining and organizing special collection within the overall Iowa DOT Library holdings;
  • Participating in collection management by accessioning and de-accessioning transportation information resources and publications;
  • Learning to catalog transportation information resources in online catalogs, including OCLC and Koha;
  • Participating in transportation librarian and information committees by attending virtual meetings;
  • Interacting with patrons by answering reference questions;
  • Learning to manage a transportation library.

The COOP student will also gain valuable career skills, including project management, customer service, and library operations and management.

Requirements: The position is only available to students who are currently enrolled in a degree program pertaining to the position duties. The position is based at the DOT Central Office in Ames.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2014


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.