Student Employment

Working in the Library and in IT can give you valuable and useful experiences.

  • Find current openings and submit applications via Hire SU.

    Please note that employment preference will be given to those students on the Federal Work Study program.

    For more information, contact Jean Whewell.

  • InfoDesk:
    Working at the InfoDesk as a Student Technical Consultant (STC) involves assisting staff members with Circulation (ie: checking books in/out and shelving) and Tech Support (taking phone calls, creating help tickets, distributing supplies) and other duties as needed. Applicants may also be considered for a position in Information Technology. Positions at the InfoDesk require the ability to move around frequently, to lift and push loads of at least 50 lbs, and to remain polite and poised with customers, even when under pressure.

    Potential Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 AM - Midnight, Friday 8 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 1 PM - 6 PM, Sunday 1 PM - Midnight

    Working in Periodicals involves assisting with updating and maintaining periodicals collection: processing incoming materials for shelving, verifying and updating catalog records, collating microfilm, preparing materials for binding, and other duties as assigned. Must have high level of organization, attention to detail, be able to climb shelving ladders and lift up to 30 lbs.

    Potential Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

    InterLibrary Loan (ILL):
    ILL student workers perform all support functions for the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator.  They use a variety of ILL-specific software and hardware to complete their tasks, in addition to library and other computer programs. Minimum requirements include the willingness and ability to adhere to an established work schedule; attention to detail; ability to work without close supervision; good communication skills; and the ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
    Potential Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM (with limited evening hours)

    Cataloging & Acquisitions:
    Student workers receive deliveries, sort mail, retrieve books from the library’s stacks, help with acquisition of books, media, etc., do photocopying, searching online, labeling, processing, mending books and other items, setting up book displays, and other projects as assigned. Students must work with a high degree of accuracy and responsibility, be able to pay attention to detail and to lift and carry books.

    Potential Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

    Special Collections:
    Special Collections students will handle rare, valuable, and potentially sensitive materials and must be especially mature, be able to pay close attention to detail, have good fine-motor skills, and be able to work with researchers and visitors. Basic computer skills are required and experience with Adobe Photoshop is desired. Responsibilities range from pulling and reshelving materials (much more complex than in the Main Collection) and proctoring to the complex tasks of assisting in exhibit planning/execution and collection processing.  Exhibit work and collection processing requires excellent writing skills and database entry (training provided). Students also learn how to do basic conservation and preservation tasks.

    Potential Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

    Information Technology:
    Working in IT as a Student Technical Consultant (STC) involves assisting Tech Support staff with maintaining the various lab, staff, and faculty computers on campus (ie: hardware diagnosis, replacement, or repair; software installation, updating, patching, and network troubleshooting and repair) and campus Audiovisual setups. Applicants may also be considered for a position at the InfoDesk. Positions in IT require the ability to move around frequently and to lift and push loads of at least 50 lbs.

    Potential Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 10 PM, Saturday 8 AM - 5 PM

    Research & Digital Scholarship:
    Research & Digital Scholarship (RADS) primarily involves maintaining the web-accessible resources available to library patrons. Duties include data entry, testing usability of webpages, and special projects as assigned. Applicants are required to have basic computer skills and must be highly detail oriented.

    Potential Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM