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Research Assistant (RA) in School of Information Science

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Research Assistant (RA) in School of Information Science
Requisition Number DU07591
Department Name 8M500:School of Information Science
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Stipend
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Must be an enrolled graduate student.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting at workstation for extended periods of time, walking, standing, occasionally sifting/pushing items up to 20lbs.


20 hours/week

Job Summary

Researchers in the School of Information Science and the Human Development Institute are seeking one full time graduate research assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year to support the IMLS-funded project, Services for Children of ALL Abilities in Libraries: An Exploration (SCALE).

The position will require 20-hours of research-related activity per week during the academic year and is fully funded (i.e. includes stipend, tuition waiver and insurance).

The research assistant will play an essential role in the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Responsibilities will include video recording and coding of public library programs as well as conducting and coding interviews with children’s librarians.

The ideal candidate for the position is able to travel to research sites in Kentucky, organized, flexible with scheduling, willing to work with a team of researchers, and has some interest in qualitative research.

More information about the project is available at https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-246297-ols-20

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 04/23/2021
University Community of Inclusion

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Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2021-03-31 Expires: 2021-04-30

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Research Assistant (RA) in School of Information Science

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

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