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Special Collections & Archives Student Assistant Guide: Stacks Duties

A helpful guide for student assistants working in Special Collections.

Document retrieval and general stacks duties

Manuscript Retrieval.

  • The reading room will call the stacks phone, extension 3-2883, answer, by saying 'stacks' and your name.
  • You'll come out to the front desk and will be given an out card with a request.
  • Then pull the item placing the 'out card' as a place marker
  • Take the box(s) to the reading room on a cart if necessary.

General Stacks Duties

  • At the beginning and/or end of your shifts be sure to check in with the front desk to see if any items can be returned to their shelves.
  • Also check in with the front desk to see if any forms are running low and make extra copies.