Student Employment


Whether you want to get a jump-start on your career or just need extra money for school, you will find a wide range of student employment opportunities in the University Libraries. Our student workers usually tell us that both the experience and the contacts they have made are very helpful when they are looking for full-time employment after graduation.

Open Student Positions

This position assists Library Associate with the efficient day-to-day operations of the East Asian Library, in particular, all functions and duties of the Circulation/Reserve desk. Other duties might be assigned. Evening and/or weekend hours are required.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process reserve and ILL/document delivery requests; check out/in items
  • Item shelving and regular stacks maintenance
  • Answer routine reference questions; assist users with locating library resources, using public space and equipment
  • Help with the physical process of library materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Skills: Chinese/Japanese/Korean language skills; a public service orientation and timely attendance; effective communication with a diversity of users; able to understand and learn Library of Congress Classification; basic computer skills; and a willingness to learn library databases and to assist with ongoing projects.

The Student Exhibitions Assistant will support the creation and updating of digital exhibitions. This position works with Special Collections curators, Exhibitions staff, and other stakeholders to migrate, update, and complete new digital exhibitions highlighting collection items. This includes organizing and entering item metadata, building exhibitions using the Omeka web-publishing platform, and preparing the exhibits for publication on the University Libraries website. This position may assist with other exhibition activities related to physical exhibits.

This work requires basic computer and document editing skills and will require attention to detail.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the creation and migration of digital collection items with precise metadata and associated media
  • Assists in the creation of digital exhibitions featuring these items, including page building, layout, and design
  • Prepares digital exhibitions for publication on the Libraries’ website
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Special Skills: Familiarity with data organization, image digitization, web design and/or the Omeka web-publishing platform is desired, but not required. Software training will be provided. Applicant must be able to work independently and stay focused on repetitive tasks and fine details.

The Data/Metadata Assistant Data Services team on data and metadata for our data repository migration. Activities may include transferring information from documentation to metadata, metadata review, and enhancing structured documentation.

Job and Responsibilities:

  • Review and enhance readme files
  • Transfer information collected in documentation to metadata records
  • Create readme files from existing templates
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Special Skills:

  • Familiarity with data
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with research documentation and metadata