Student Jobs

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

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Currently Accepting Applications:

Student Assistant – Collection Services

The Collection Services unit is responsible for large scale projects designed to ensure future library space sustainability, including the moving, relocation, and reorganization of major sections of our collection. Students will help to gather and record collection data and will assist in planning, organizing, and managing the execution of collection space projects. They will also participate in searching for missing books, inventory projects, and straightening library collections throughout Olin Library and at our West campus storage facility. Student assistants should expect periods of walking, lifting loads of up to fifteen pounds, and moving and shifting books regularly. Starting hours are available 8am – 6pm, Monday thru Friday, and starting pay is $10 an hour. A campus shuttle provides transportation between the Danforth campus and the West storage facility. Headphones and your favorite podcast or playlist are encouraged!​

Location: Olin Library and West Storage Facility

Availability: M-F

Hourly Rate: $10

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The Preservation and Digitization department is hiring student workers to digitize archival and rare library material. Our location is at West Campus libraries, 7435 Forsyth Blvd, next to the Forsyth metro link stop. Our office hours are 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, with no weekend or evening hours. Applicants must be enrolled full time.

Working in coordination with the Digitization staff, the assistant digitizes a variety of material by means of scanning and photographic duplication. Position responsibilities include tasks related to reformatting images and text into digital formats according to technical specifications; carrying out and assisting with post-processing tasks, such as quality control; following digitization workflows, guidelines, and other documentation related to digitization and project management. Familiarity with image digitization, photography, and/or the Adobe Creative Suite is desired, but not required. Equipment and software training is provided. Applicant must be able to work independently and stay focused on repetitive tasks.

Students must be able to work at least 10 hours per week. The position’s start date is at or before the start of Spring semester 2020.

Hourly Rate: $10.00
Hours per week: 10-20
Location: West Campus Library

Availability:Monday- Friday

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Job Description: Student assists staff with day-to-day operations in Special Collections including shelving, pulling materials for patrons, reproduction requests, assistance with basic reference tasks, and staff projects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assists with special collections processing including inventorying, sorting, arrangement, description, cataloging, re-housing.
• Supports reference desk responsibilities by assisting patrons in the reading room, answering the phone, assisting patrons with material handling, and scanning patron requests.
• Assists with pulling and setting up collection materials and re-shelving materials for instruction and patron requests.
• Other duties as assigned.

Special Skills: Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel); Knowledge or familiarity with scanning software and Photoshop Detail-oriented; ability to lift up to 40lbs, ability to work independently, yet willing to take directions; Responsible for working independently in secure spaces, following security protocols. Experience handling fragile paper/photographs preferred.

Hourly Rate: $9.45
Availability: Monday – Friday
Number of Positions Open: 2

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Student Assistant – Interlibrary Loan

This position assists in Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves services including tasks such as processing daily lending and borrowing shipments, retrieving materials from the stacks, and scanning documents for a wide variety of research needs. Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, stooping, lifting loads of up to fifteen pounds, and pushing book carts. Daytime shifts are flexible. NO WEEKENDS.
This position requires attention to detail, reliability, computer skills, and commitment to excellent customer service.

Hourly Rate: $9.45
Location: Olin Library
Availability: Monday – Friday

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