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Student Employment

Hiring Process:

  • Complete a library job application (available here) and submit it to the Circulation Department.
  • The Circulation Department functions as the liaison between applicants and the various hiring managers. Do not contact the Library Director or individual librarians directly.
  • Each department has specific needs in regards to available working hours available. Therefore, it is in your best interest to list all hours you are available to work, not just your preferred hours.
  • Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience and hours available to work. Work study students are given priority in the hiring process.
  • Most library hiring takes place before the start of the academic year. Some departments conduct their hiring during the spring of the prior academic year.
  • Hundreds of applications are submitted each year for 20 or fewer open positions. Members of the library staff will directly contact those students we select for positions. All other applications will be shredded at the end of the term.
  • Applications are maintained until the end of the current academic term, or the end of the fall term in cases where the application is filled out at the end of the spring term with fall term availability.

Student Jobs in the Library:

Circulation Student Assistant

Provides excellent customer service to all patrons, checks items in and out, assist in the overall maintenance of the library's collection (shelving and cleaning), scanning materials for electronic reserves, and special projects and general office duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Circulation Student Supervisor

In addition to Circulation Student Assistant tasks, the Student Supervisor is responsible for supervising their peers, resolving patron issues, and assists with circulation reports and special supervisory tasks. These supervisors are hired from experienced Circulation Student Assistants.


Assists reference librarians with preparing materials for classes, designs and creates library displays, manages the upkeep of the reference area, and completes other special projects as assigned.

Special Collections

Please note: This position requires a separate application process. Please email directly if you are interested in working in Special Collections.

General clerical support, including data entry, filing, shelving, and making reproductions. There are some opportunities for upper-level student employees to assist researchers with reference requests, to index publications and photographs, to handle rare and fragile materials and write descriptions of such items, and to develop and curate exhibits. Working hours are generally between 1 and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Technical Services/Interlibrary Loan

Process requests for interlibrary loan materials (print and electronic), shelve periodicals, maintain periodical stacks, assist with general office duties.