Student Work Study Library Course Resources Assistant (2018-2019 Aid Year-through 6.30.19)

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Please do not apply until you have read and understood the following: If you have not heard back about this position by FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019, this role has been filled and we are not moving forward with your application at that time. We post Federal Work Study positions on the Capella Careers site every quarter and encourage you to check the website for future roles that may be of interest to you.


What is Federal Work Study?

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) provides part-time employment to learners with financial need. Financial need is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) provided by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The award amount depends on your financial need and is based on expected weekly employment targets.  Unlike federal grants, funds from the Federal Work Study are paid to the learner on a bi-weekly basis after employment requirements have been met and wages have been earned.  The inclusion of Federal Work Study in your financial aid award is not a guarantee of the amount you will earn as you will be paid only for the hours that you actually work.


All federal aid sources must be included in your financial aid, including the Federal Work Study Program. With this additional federal aid source, it may reduce the amount of federal loans you would be eligible for. Keep in mind that federal loans must be paid back (with interest) whereas the Federal Work Study Program funds are provided to you bi-weekly and do not require repayment.


Position Summary

The Library Curriculum & Instruction Assistant is responsible for assisting with administrative work related to course readings and resources.  This includes building persistent links for digital resources for readings, submitting requests for web link permissions and other resource maintenance projects as assigned.  The course resources assistant will report to the Supervisor of the Library’s Curriculum & Instruction Team, and will work under the guidance of a librarian.

This position requires 10-15 hours a week and is remote.  Most duties can be completed on nights and weekends, but some availability during regular business hours for training and weekly team meetings may also be required.



  • Have completed the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 3 quarters at Capella University with at least a 3.0 GPA. 
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be continuously enrolled as a learner during their appointment as a work study library curriculum & instruction assistant.
  • Agree to a commitment through June 2019.




  • Locates and builds  persistent links to e-readings resources
  • Transfers links into course materials forms
  • Locate contact information for website owners
  • Send website link permission requests, using standard templates
  • Manage help request load effectively..
  • Monitor incoming permissions and update tracking spreadsheets accordingly
  • Other administrative projects related to course readings and resources (e.g. library research guides) as availability permits
  • Attends all scheduled meetings
  • Completes initial and ongoing training as needed

Essential Skills

  • Interest or experience with digital publications
  • Time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Basic familiarity with Capella University Library resources
  • Detail orientation in regard to help requests management


  • Experience working with electronic publications & research databases
  • Online and database research skills

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Minimum hardware, internet, and phone requirements (equal to learners’ computer compatibilities)

Job Location


Many of our positions, including this role, are designed to be remote "home office" settings.


Employees working out of a home office are responsible for providing an appropriate and safe office space, office furniture and organization, communication tools, and related items. These include:


  • Arranging for high speed internet connection, printer and a dedicated phone line for business use. Specifics regarding expense coverage and reimbursement vary based on individual position categories. Capella will not provide office equipment or on-site set up assistance.  
  • The environment must be free from distractions and enable a highly productive and professional work environment.  
  • As with on-site positions, our off-site positions require that the majority of the time will be spent using a telephone, PC and monitors. 
  • Any and all daycare arrangements must be made so that employees are not working while providing care for children or other family members at home. 
  • There are minimal lifting requirements unless otherwise noted. 


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) act applies to work performed by an employee in any workplace within the United States, including a workspace located in an employee’s home. All employees are responsible for complying with the OSHA act and with safety and health standards.

About Capella

Capella University is an online university built on graduate degrees, with more than 35,000 students throughout the U.S. and in other countries. Founded in 1993 to provide advanced educational opportunities for working professionals, Capella has become a national leader in online education, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The university's success is built upon a culture that promotes human potential, achievement, innovation, integrity, collaboration, and teamwork. Capella Education Company (CPLA), parent company of Capella University, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Capella Education Company was named to the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for being listed as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies for 7 consecutive years. Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

Higher Learning Commission contact information:, 800.621.7440

Equal Employment Opportunity

Capella is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university and our corporate offices. Our goal is to create academic and business communities that are rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Capella is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled and Protected Veteran employer.  Visit the link below to access the EEO is the Law poster.

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