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Current Professional Opportunities

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

Student Jobs

Join the Shipping staff in Wilson Library this summer

  • The job includes delivering books, mail and materials all over campus (both Minneapolis and St. Paul) and throughout the U Libraries System.
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record required as driving University vehicles is included. Must be able to lift and carry 70 lbs.
  • Can start immediately. We are looking to fill up to 35 hours per week (Monday - Friday), with potential to stay on during the 2017-2018 school year.  Hourly rate: $10.50.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your available start date and work hours to Dave Ashley (

Work in Book Preservation in Wilson Library

  • The work involves a variety of book repair and associated treatments to circulating collection material. Database searching and entry, sorting, filing, keeping statistics and a variety of miscellaneous clerical tasks. Special projects as assigned, such as measuring books for protective enclosures, processing orders, preparing materials for reformatting.
  • Background in the book arts is desirable. Aptitude for hands-on work and close attention to detail necessary. Must be self-starting.
  • 12-20 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Starting pay is $9.50/hr.
  • To apply email a cover letter, resume and availability to Karl Isely (

Work on the Google Digitization Project 

  • Help prepare materials from the Twin Cities Libraries for shipment to Google for digitization.
  • Gather materials from University Libraries on East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul. Assist in the processing of materials including using the Libraries management system, Excel, processing paperwork and more with attention to detail and organizational skill.
  • Package materials on carts for shipment including frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, stooping/bending, reaching and handling. With assistance, move carts weighing up to 700 pounds.
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm. Starting pay is $9.50.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your available start date / work hours to Wendy Kieser (

Student position in Bio-Medical Library (East Bank) for Summer 2017!

  • Help patrons at the service desk.
  • Find materials in the stacks, shelve books and journals.
  • Answer phones, work with library databases and catalog and other duties as assigned.
  • Work Study Award only (Fall 2017 Work Study Award needed). Starting pay is $9.50/hour.
  • A minimum of 10 hours per week is required. Starts in May!
  • To apply email your resume, cover letter, and a copy of your available hours to Melissa Aho (

Be a Peer Research Consultant (a.k.a Library Research tutor) for Fall 2017

  • Work one-on-one with students on their academic research. Teach students how to narrow down research topics, identify search tools and search strategies needed to successfully complete their research assignments.
  • Need to be available to work about 10 hours a week. Optional summer work possible.
  • Applicants will need to provide a resume and letter of recommendation from faculty or an advisor addressing academic performance, interpersonal and communication skills, and motivation.
  • Please apply through the UMN Employment Site.
  • If you have any questions please contact Andrew Palahniuk at (

Hiring Peer Learning Consultants (a.k.a. Peer Tutors) for Fall 2017 

  • Apply to be a Peer Learning Consultant (a.k.a. peer tutor) for 2017-2018!
  • Qualifications: Minimum 3.2 GPA.
  • Grade of "A" in the course(s) in which you hope to specialize/tutor.
  • Students with work study strongly preferred with $10.50/hr initial pay; salary increases with training and experience. Approximately 8-12 hours per week.
  • Priority application deadline is Friday, April 7th at 4:30PM. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on an as-needed basis. Apply at the SMART Learning Commons website. Contact with questions.

Student Job in Archives in Andersen Library (West bank)

  • We are seeking a service orientated individual with a desire to help others learn about history and work with primary sources in all topics and/or languages. Duties include monitoring researchers in reading room, photocopying, data entry, research, or assessing collections of historical records.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem-solving skills, multi-tasking, and follow detailed instructions with consistent accuracy. Ability to read or speak a foreign language a plus. There is room for advancement over time. 
  • Need to be available to work 6-10 hours a week and able to work over summer.
  • To apply please send cover letter, resume, and class schedule to Mary Blissenbach (

Updated 2017-01-27: Seeking two or three Student Media Consultants in the SMART Learning Commons

Help students with basic video editing, graphic design and troubleshooting. Process incoming requests for media equipment and circulate equipment.

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.")


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.