Oklahoma State University

The following graduate assistantships are currently available in the OSU Library:

User Experience Assistant- Spring 2015



Job Number: 115

December 2, 2014



The OSU Library has an opening for a Graduate Research Assistant for User Experience position.  The graduate research assistant works in the Research and Learning Services division.  The assistantship will be .50 FTE, beginning January 9, 2015, through May 1, 2015. Continued employment for the Summer, 2015 semester is possible.
To apply, complete application on library web site (library.okstate.edu). Resumes may be submitted to lib-pub@okstate.edu or in person at 216 Library.

Hours: 20 hours per week

STIPEND: $1,050/Month

Within a team environment and under the direct supervision of the Director of Undergraduate Services, the User Experience Graduate Assistant will assist with the design, creation and coordination of user experience services, programming and activities, including assisting with online projects.


  • Supports the Library’s information literacy program and works collaboratively to create and maintain instruction materials.
  • Assists in the building of a resource collection for online or virtual education as it relates to library instruction.
  • Responsible for writing and updating how-to manuals and other documentation to aid library staff (and others) in how to use software, hardware and other tools.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and/or coordinating technical problems related to design projects, and partnering with staff to resolve these issues.
  • Assist in supporting and delivering workshops offered through Research and Learning Services.
  • Assist in creating online materials such as tutorials and videos.
  • Carries out special departmental directives and performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities):

  • Demonstrated commitment to public service; a self-starter who is resourceful and dependable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team-based and self-directed work environment, especially in a dynamic and diverse academic environment.
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and through written correspondence, as well as the ability to make effective oral presentations.
  • Possesses strong time management skills with the ability to plan projects and ensure their completion as scheduled and directed.
  • Possesses strong analytical skills.
  • General knowledge and skill in using a computer to do word processing, database, and spreadsheet software programs, especially some familiarity with multimedia tools.

EDUCATION (Required):
Enrolled in a graduate program at Oklahoma State University.

EXPERIENCE (Required):

  • Experience working with PC windows operating system
  • Experience with word processing, HTML/CSS, and other web authoring tools.
  • Experience in using multimedia software (e.g. Camtasia, Shockwave, Flash, Web graphics, etc.) and/or scripting languages (e.g. Javascript).


  • Some teaching experience
  • Experience working in an office environment
  • Knowledge of computer and web-based applications in libraries

This appointment, like all graduate student positions, is subject to satisfactory progress toward your degree, satisfactory performance of assigned duties,  availability of sufficient funds, and compliance with all Department, Program, Graduate College and University rules, regulations, and requirements. This appointment may be renewed based on those same conditions.
Your 0.50 FTE assistantship requires you to enroll in at least six (6) credit hours of eligible graduate coursework relevant to your degree each semester (fall/spring) in which you have assistantships totaling 0.50 FTE. All graduate teaching and research assistants/associates (GTAs/GRAs) with qualifying 0.50 FTE appointments, such as yours, receive a full tuition waiver for eligible graduate courses; fees cannot be waived. With qualifying GTA or GRA appointments, graduate students are eligible for tuition waivers for the number of graduate credit hours designated in their graduate degree program.
Applications will be accepted until 12/23/2014. For additional information, please contact the Dean’s Office at 744-6322.