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4 Volunteer Services Volunteers can be a valuable asset to your library Volunteers can be a valuable asset to your library Partner with a college or university near you as universities and colleges are federally required to participate in community service Partner with a college or university near you as universities and colleges are federally required to participate in community service What better way than to offer your institution as a placement for students What better way than to offer your institution as a placement for students

5 "SIS Partners interns are found throughout the University Library System, working alongside professional librarians and archivists. They support public services at our reference desks, help advance our technology endeavors, and are actively involved with grant projects designed to preserve and provide access to unique historical collections. In short, Partners interns form a valuable component of our overall work force."

6 "THE PARTNERS PROGRAM IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE." "THE PARTNERS PROGRAM IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE." Richard J. Cox LIS Program Chair and Professor Richard J. Cox LIS Program Chair and Professor

7 Pitt Partners Program The success of the Partners Program is due in large part to the support of community organizations and institutions who wish to participate in the Universitys mission of a quality education for every student. The success of the Partners Program is due in large part to the support of community organizations and institutions who wish to participate in the Universitys mission of a quality education for every student. This Program offers graduate students enrolled in the Masters program in Library Science a unique employment opportunity while providing them with partial tuition reimbursement through the School of Information Sciences. This Program offers graduate students enrolled in the Masters program in Library Science a unique employment opportunity while providing them with partial tuition reimbursement through the School of Information Sciences.

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10 Federal Work-Study Overview Also known as FWSP or "Work-Study", the Federal Work-Study Program is an employment program for some, but not all, financial aid recipients. Through FWSP, the federal government pays from 50% to 100% of an eligible student's wages, making it easier for an employer to hire a student or a student to find the right job. Also known as FWSP or "Work-Study", the Federal Work-Study Program is an employment program for some, but not all, financial aid recipients. Through FWSP, the federal government pays from 50% to 100% of an eligible student's wages, making it easier for an employer to hire a student or a student to find the right job. Many students are confused by the term "Work-Study" and think they are eligible for its benefits simply because they are "working" while studying at school. In fact, the Federal Work-Study Program refers specifically to a federally funded financial aid program designed to create jobs to help students meet their educational expenses. Many students are confused by the term "Work-Study" and think they are eligible for its benefits simply because they are "working" while studying at school. In fact, the Federal Work-Study Program refers specifically to a federally funded financial aid program designed to create jobs to help students meet their educational expenses. Work-Study eligibility is noted in financial aid award letters as "Federal Work-Study." Students "on Work-Study" are full time students, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who qualify for federal financial aid based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and other financial aid application information. These students may apply for Work- Study jobs posted on the web site with a designation and are often able to create their own positions in areas of particular interest to them. Work-Study eligibility is noted in financial aid award letters as "Federal Work-Study." Students "on Work-Study" are full time students, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who qualify for federal financial aid based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and other financial aid application information. These students may apply for Work- Study jobs posted on the web site with a designation and are often able to create their own positions in areas of particular interest to them. Work-Study eligibility Work-Study eligibility

11 Brady Library Work-Study UPMC Mercy Work-Study Program We developed the Brady Library Work-Study program and expanded it to include 8 additional departments at UPMC Mercy. The program now includes the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, St. Vincents College, Point Park College. This programs development has allowed UPMC Mercy to have student workers at minimal cost and some at no cost. We realized a savings of $62,000 for the year Expanded work-study services now include the following departments: Human Resources, Information Services, Brady Library, Corporate Communications, Medical Staff Office, OMER, Volunteer Services, Corporate Compliance and Service Excellence. UPMC Mercy Work-Study Program We developed the Brady Library Work-Study program and expanded it to include 8 additional departments at UPMC Mercy. The program now includes the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, St. Vincents College, Point Park College. This programs development has allowed UPMC Mercy to have student workers at minimal cost and some at no cost. We realized a savings of $62,000 for the year Expanded work-study services now include the following departments: Human Resources, Information Services, Brady Library, Corporate Communications, Medical Staff Office, OMER, Volunteer Services, Corporate Compliance and Service Excellence.

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13 Work-Study at the Brady Library College students receive funds as part of their financial aide package which allows them to work at certified work- study jobs on campus or in the community College students receive funds as part of their financial aide package which allows them to work at certified work- study jobs on campus or in the community I have established UPMC Mercy as a certified off campus community work site I have established UPMC Mercy as a certified off campus community work site Students may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during the summer Students may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during the summer Student jobs are a complement Student jobs are a complement

14 Values in Practice This program relates well to our focus on VIP This program relates well to our focus on VIP Valued added services are performed by the students Valued added services are performed by the students Students services help relieve professional staff from time consuming clerical related functions Students services help relieve professional staff from time consuming clerical related functions Saves money Saves money College students helps to give us a fresh, young look College students helps to give us a fresh, young look

15 PHEAA-Administered Work-Study Programs The State Work-Study Program (SWSP) provides Pennsylvania students with employment opportunities in high- technology and community-service fields. Through SWSP you gain career-related, on-the-job work experience while earning money to help pay for your higher education. You may work up to 40 hours per week during term breaks and the summer and no more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session. The State Work-Study Program (SWSP) provides Pennsylvania students with employment opportunities in high- technology and community-service fields. Through SWSP you gain career-related, on-the-job work experience while earning money to help pay for your higher education. You may work up to 40 hours per week during term breaks and the summer and no more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session. To qualify you must: To qualify you must: You and your employer must complete the SWSP Student Application/Placement form (170 KB PDF) and submit it to PHEAA by the following deadlines: You and your employer must complete the SWSP Student Application/Placement form (170 KB PDF) and submit it to PHEAA by the following deadlines:SWSP Student Application/Placement formSWSP Student Application/Placement form Term Deadline Summer May 31Academic Year (or fall term only) October 1 Spring Term Only January 15 Term Deadline Summer May 31Academic Year (or fall term only) October 1 Spring Term Only January 15

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18 Be Aware of What Is Happening In Your Library Community We were able to secure a number of library service contracts We were able to secure a number of library service contracts Many were for document delivery Many were for document delivery Some were for Literature searching and site visits Some were for Literature searching and site visits They led to our securing an additional professional position They led to our securing an additional professional position

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