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University Libraries Student Assistant Employment Guide: Employment Details

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender or sex orientation, national origin, handicap, age, or veteran status. In all its procedures, UNLV Libraries upholds the principle of equal treatment and opportunity for all persons. 

In the event that you need or seek assistance with issues of discrimination, please contact the Title IX Office at 895-4055 or email

Student Job Classification

UNLV Libraries Student Assistant duties vary from routine and simple in nature to slightly complex, requiring some basic decision making. The employee will receive training or be given general instructions on how to perform assigned duties of the position. Duties will be performed under supervision to insure completeness and accuracy of tasks performed.

Examples of duties: patron assistance, circulation functions, stacks maintenance, filing, answering phones, shelving, copying, and other manual tasks involving light physical effort. Other duties could include basic computer use, reviewing documents for completeness, data entry, and cashiering, simple hardware/software maintenance under supervision, processing of books and materials, and situations requiring similar judgment. 

Student Assistant Performance Evaluations and Feedback

There are no formal performance appraisal forms required by UNLV for student assistants but your supervisor may conduct performance appraisals.  It is important that you and your supervisor discuss your performance regularly.  The appraisal process allows students and supervisors to discuss strengths and weaknesses and to plan and develop methods to improve overall job effectiveness.

A performance evaluation may be conducted by your supervisor on a regular semester basis.  It is important that you and your supervisor discuss your performance regularly.  The performance evaluation process allows students and supervisors to discuss strengths and weaknesses and to plan and develop methods to improve overall job effectiveness.

Verification of Employment


i-2Verify is an income and wage verification company to execute employment and wage verification requests and public service loan agreement requests for current and former employees.

Benefits include:

  • Quicker verifications: i2Verify’s online portal is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, greatly reducing turnaround time for requests.
  • Improved security
    • i2Verify validates the identity of requestors using multi-factor authentication
    • Employees are notified when someone requests their employment verification
    • Employees have access to a complete audit trail of every request submitted for their information. This includes details about who submitted the request and what information they requested
    • Free of charge: Both current and former UNLV employees can request employment and income verifications at no charge


Visit the Employment Verification Requests webpage for more information
Support is available by calling i2Verify at 1-888-458-6319

Visit the i2verify customer webpage to create a personal account

For additional information and questions contact Human Resources at


If you are thinking about quitting your job at University Libraries, consider transferring to another position in the Libraries first.  If you still decide to exit, please talk to your supervisor to cover shifts for which you are scheduled, turn in keys and equipment, etc.

Dismissal of student assistants may be without written notice or warning.  Student assistants do not have any opportunities for grievances in these situations.  

A sample of reasons why someone may be dismissed include:

  • Refusal to perform assigned duties or consistent inability to complete work according to instructions
  • Frequent tardiness or absenteeism from work, regardless of notification to supervisor
  • Unauthorized use of library materials, facilities, supplies or equipment
  • Theft of library materials, supplies, equipment, or monies
  • Improper recording of hours worked 
  • Reporting to work under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance
  • Insubordination
  • Library budget/student funding shortages
  • Loss of work-study award (i.e., drop below 6 credits, no longer meet the requirements of Federal Work Study)
  • Lack of work

In some instances, such as falsifying timesheets, in addition to termination from the Libraries, students may be referred to student employment and the office of Student Conduct. In more serious instances, a student's work study award or enrollment in the university may be in jeopardy.

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