Student Trainee Positions @ Lake City VA Medical Center Library

The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Library has 2 Student Trainee (Library) positions open at the Lake City VA Medical Center Library in Lake City, FL or the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center Library in Gainesville, FL. The positions are paid and include benefits.

The deadline to apply is May 06, 2022.

The position is not a virtual or teleworking position and is part time (20 hours each week). The successful candidate can come in as a GS 3/4/5, depending on their years of academic studies.

The full position can be viewed at USAJOBS – Job Announcement.

The positions are provided via the Pathways Internship Program that allows students to join the VA that emphasize long-term training and development.

The student serves as a Pathways Intern Library and Archives Intern. Trainees perform a variety of clerical and administrative functions at the needs of the service assigned to, using judgment to answer simple and reoccurring questions and to resolve basic problems. This position provides a wide variety of paraprofessional and a wide variety of paraprofessional and technical support functions to Library Service including but are not limited to:

  • Provides technological assistance and training to NF/SG VHS staff and Veterans in person, phone, Skype (web conferencing), and other emerging modalities, in support for the VHA Mobile Health Program’s health-pads program (iPads and mobile technology such as iPhones, all VA apps such as VA Video Connect, Annie, BHL, etc.) .
  • Assists Veterans in the use of the library’s equipment such as desktop computers, tablets, e-book readers, portable DVD players, Playaways, and more. Instructs users to the equipment and troubleshoots equipment issues.
  • Assists the NF/SG VHS staff and Veterans in the use of health databases, public catalog, internal and external web sites and print resources.
  • Obtains interlibrary loan items for staff through the use of online systems such as DOCLINE, OCLC, and VALPAC.
  • Handles circulation desk duties by checking in and out library materials, recalling overdue loaned items, deactivating weeded materials.