Indexing Assistant, Main Library
Position Number: 900141
Department or Office: Library & Information Services
Level: Level B (Skilled)
- Students skim each issue of the Rutland Herald newspaper, choose articles about Vermont & Vermonters, and write a brief summary of the article. In addition, indexers decide on appropriate subject headings from a controlled thesaurus, adding them to each record, along with citation information (date and location of article).
- Along with similar work done by UVM for the Burlington Free Press, the Rutland Herald records are included in an index that is available worldwide on the Web and is of benefit to students and other researchers of Vermont history, politics, and culture.
- Writing skills must be above average and a basic knowledge of subject headings is necessary. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential parts of the job. Students' work is checked by supervisor.
- Note: candidates must complete a brief writing exercise to display their ability to summarize articles and choose subject headings.