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Current Professional Opportunities

The following professional positions are currently available at the University Libraries:

Student Jobs

Large project in Wilson Library is looking for student help!

This is a Temporary Student position in Wilson Library. We are looking to start students as soon as possible (e.g. July/August). Duties include pulling and moving books, assembling trays and other assigned project details.

  • Project runs from August to the end of November with possibility of rolling into ongoing position in Wilson Library.
  • Pay rate starting at $9.50 per hour.
  • Hours include up to 40 hours per week in August and at least 10 hours per week during Fall Semester. Schedule is flexible and hours are available 7 days a week.
  • To apply, send your resume and available start date to jackieg@umn.edu.

Archives Student Assistant in Andersen Library

Work with archival material and staff the Andersen Library Reading Room. This position is 10-15 hours a week, must be available to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm. Starting pay is $9.50. 

  • Staff the Reading Room and provide customer service to researchers. Assist in processing materials and data entry (Google Docs and Excel).
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds. Able to perform essential physical demands includes but is not limited to: frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, etc.
  • Good communication skills. Attention to detail a must.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your fall semester schedule to Mary Blissenbach maryblis@umn.edu 

Archives Student Exhibit Assisstant iAndersen Library

Assist with creating exhibits for Archives and Special Collections unit in the University Libraries. This position is 10-15 hours a week, must be available to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm. Starting pay is $9.50. 

  • Fabricate and install exhibit materials. Assist in the production of three dimensional exhibit pieces (assemble and erect exhibits and display pieces in gallery)
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds. Able to perform essential physical demands includes but is not limited to: frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, etc.
  • Good communication skills. Attention to detail a must.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your availa ble start date / work hours to Darren Terpstra darrent@umn.edu

Bio-Medical Library Student Library Assistant

Work 10-15 hours per week in our newly renovated space assisting patrons at the service desk and shelving books and journals.

  • Starts at $9.50 per hour with opportunity for increase.
  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, and a commitment to customer service excellence.
  • We are hiring for mornings (starting at 6:45am), afternoons, and weekends. 
  • Work Study required.
  • To apply, email hours of availability and resume to Melissa Aho (aho@umn.edu). 

Google Digitization Project (in Wilson Library)

Help prepare materials for shipment to Google for digitization. This position is 10-15 hours a week, must be available to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm. Starting pay is $9.50. 

  • Pull materials to send to Google from University Libraries on East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul.
  • Assist in the physical processing of materials and data entry (Google Docs and Excel).
  • With assistance, must be able to move carts weighing up to 700 pounds.
  • Able to perform essential physical demands includes but is not limited to: frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping/bending, reaching and handling.
  • Good communication skills. Attention to detail a must.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your available start date / work hours to Wendy Kieser (kiese003@umn.edu)
Get out in the sunshine! Join the Shipping staff in Wilson Library for the summer as a Shipping Assistant.  
  • We are looking to fill summer hours (up to 35 hours per week are available), with potential to stay on during the school year. Hours available Monday - Friday. Can start immediately. Starts at $9.50 per hour with opportunity for increase.
  • The job includes delivering books, mail and materials all over campus (both Minneapolis and St. Paul), throughout the University Libraries System.
  • Driving of University vehicles is included. Valid drivers license and clean driving record required. Must be able to lift and carry 70 lbs.
  • To apply, email a cover letter or resume, and your available start date / work hours to Dave Ashley (d-ashl@umn.edu).

We hire hundreds of students each year in many different positions including:

  • Work in busy Wilson, Walter, Bio-Med or Magrath - pulling and shelving books, helping patrons and more.
  • Work in one of our Archives sorting materials, scanning, or helping researchers use the materials.
  • Work in the underground storage caverns processing materials with our partner Minitex.
  • Our Peer Research Consultants tutor students one-on-one on finding sources and academic library research skills.
  • Work as a media consultant in the SMART Learning Commons Media Services and help students on their video projects. Student job postings for the University Libraries are posted through the Office of Human Resources under Student Job Postings (Select "TLIB Libraries, University" under "College.")

Internships

Students from all Library and Information Science degree programs are welcome to complete internships at the University of Minnesota. Current opportunities are listed below, or contact a librarian or the HR office to inquire about building an internship.

Bio-Medical Library Student Library Assistant position

Required Qualifications:

  • Have Work Study for the Fall and Spring semester (summer not necessary)
  • Be eligible for hire by meeting all of the University of Minnesota’s Eligibility for Student Employment requirements.
  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, and a commitment to customer service excellence.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Assist patrons at the Circulation Desk
  • Finding materials in the stacks, shelve books and journals
  • Answer phones, work with library databases and catalog
  • Other duties, as assigned

 

 

To apply please send: 1) your hours of availability and 2) your resume.  Please note that these are Work Study positions and that we will be hiring for mornings (starting at 6:45am), afternoons, and weekends. Contact Melissa Aho (aho@umn.edu).