Student Computing Assistant

Title: Student Computing Assistant
Division / Dept. : Administrative and Desktop Computing (ADS)
Reports to: Manager of Administrative and Desktop Systems
Work Schedule: 8-10 hours per week, during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Student positions at the University of Chicago Library are available only to University of Chicago students.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot and repair desktop computing problems
  • Deploy desktop computing equipment
  • Keep ADS work-space and storage area in order, and assist ADS staff on tasks as needed
  • Replace Library workstations with new equipment


The Library computers supported by ADS are primarily Windows 10, but some Windows 7 installations remain. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, particularly Windows 7 and Windows 10, including:

  • Ability to install software
  • Ability to install and configure computer peripherals, including scanners and printers
  • Knowledge of Windows file operations - ability to find and move user data from one computer or hard drive to another.
  • Ability to configure basic and some advanced Windows 7/10 settings including networking, video, and other Control Panel settings. ADS staff will train on procedures that are unique to the Library’s desktop environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2013, Office 365, and web browsers. Knowledge of other applications supported by ADS (Microsoft Outlook, various Library-specific clients) desirable but not required. Knowledge of MacOS helpful, but not required.
  • Ability to install and configure computer components, including hard drives and system memory.

Ability to communicate in a professional manner with individual Library staff, whose computing knowledge may vary, about computing hardware and software. Ability to communicate in a professional manner with ADS staff and follow directions. Ability to set and follow a schedule.

Job involves lifting computers and related hardware and moving equipment around. Students are expected to follow an agreed-upon schedule.

To Apply

Students interested in working for the library can apply online via our Library Student Employment Application.

In the Resume field of the application, please indicate your interest in this specific position.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources at Library HR with their request.