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University Libraries Student Assistant Employment Guide

Spring 2021 Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate Program

Hello Student Assistants!

The Spring 2021 Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate Program will take place online. 

Student assistants can earn Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate Program credits by taking virtual workshops, webinars, and events including (click the links for more information):
Academic Success Center Road Map to Success Virtual Workshop Series 
UNLV Libraries Instruction Virtual Workshops
UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives (SCA) Learning About Las Vegas Interactive Virtual Workshop 
UNLV Office of Information Technology (OIT) Google Meet & Chat--Tips & Tricks Webinar 
UNLV Thrives At-Risk for Students/Student of Concern Training 

See the Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule flyer image below or click here to open the Spring 2021 Schedule-At-a-Glance.pdf with workshop registration links


Libraries Professional Development Certificate Program

  • Until further notice due to UNLV and University Libraries budget cuts, student assistant paid workshop attendance is limited to ( 2 ) one-hour workshops per student assistant per semester. (Fall, Spring, Summer) 
  • After a student receives their ( 2 ) paid workshop hours, they can take additional unpaid workshops. 
  • Unpaid workshops are taken on the student's own time and not during a scheduled library shift. *This applies only after the student has used their ( 2 ) paid workshops. 
  • Student supervisors who have questions about student assistant payroll, please contact Libraries HR.
  • Before a student assistant attends a workshop for credit in the certificate program, their supervisor ​should email approval to 
  • The student supervisor's emailed approval should include the student assistant nameworkshop name, and workshop date/time
  • Documentation of workshop/training completion is required for paid attendance and/or program credit. 
  • After the ( 2 ) paid attendance workshops have been completed, student assistants have the option to take additional workshops​ a​nd receive Professional Development Certificate Program credit without payment for attendance.

Student Assistants: Please email or forward your attendance documentation to and copy your supervisor.  

Acceptable forms of completion documentation include: 

  1. Student assistant Academic Success Center post-workshop survey email.
  2. Student assistant completion email from the workshop/training facilitator.
  3. Student assistant registration confirmation email and attach a pdf/screenshot/phone picture of the final screen of the workshop/training.
  4. Student assistant Kognito certificate of completion for At-Risk for Students/Student of Concern Training. 

If you have any issues obtaining completion documentation, please email for assistance. 

UNLV Libraries Professional Development Certificate Program

The primary goal of University Libraries offering the Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate Program is to support student assistants in the completion of their studies at UNLV.  

How to Earn a University Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate

Students must complete 6 credits to be eligible for the certificate.  Repeated courses do not count towards credit total.

I.    Required Classes (4 credits)

Library and Research Skills (select one: 1 credit)

Academic Skills (select one:1 credit)

Professional Preparedness Skills (select one: 1 credit)

Technology Skills (select one: 1 credit)

II.    Electives (select any combination of 2 credits)

Any Elective credit

Additional Library and Research Skills credit

Additional Academic Skills credit

Additional Professional Preparedness Skills credit

Additional Technology Skills credit

III.    Application for certificate

Student assistants that have completed the minimum requirements and are eligible to apply to receive their certificate of completion will be contacted with an invitation to apply (typically at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters).

The application process for completion requires a reflective essay and a survey. 


Workshop Tracker Form

Use this form to help keep track of which workshops you have completed.

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