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Current Professional Opportunities
The following professional positions are currently available at the University Libraries:
- Cartographic Metadata Librarian
- Music Metadata Librarian
- Physical Sciences and Engineering Department Director
- Plant Sciences Liaison Librarian
Hiring Peer Research Consultants for Fall 2018 (a.k.a. Library Research Tutor)
- Peer Research Consultants help fellow students find sources and articles on their research topics, help them pick research paper topics, evaluate sources and more.
- Qualified candidates must be an undergraduate who has successfully completed Writing 1301/1401 or equivalent with a B or higher grade. Also, experience working in a diverse setting and effective communication and interpersonal skills working with individuals and small groups in academic support.
- Work study students are preferred but it is not required; pay rate is $10.65/hour, averaging 10 hours per week in Fall 2018.
- To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a letter of recommendation from faculty, instructor, or an advisor to Andrew Palahniuk (email@example.com).
Hiring Student Research Data Collector (Andersen Library on West Bank)
- Duties include examine collections of life-sciences-related materials in the University Archives to look for reusable scientific data, recording the presence/absence of data and describing its contents.
- Looking for a current student in science, technology, engineering or health sciences or related field who has successfully completed science coursework beyond the 1000 level with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Attention to detail, strong writing skills, and experience with spreadsheets and working with cloud-based tools are a must.
- Starting pay is $10.75. Must be available to work at least 10hrs/week, during these times: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, Wednesday-Thursday 8:30am-7:00 pm
- To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your available start date to Julie Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Work in Interlibrary Loan department in Wilson Library (West Bank)
- Job duties include process incoming and outgoing materials, shelve items at Wilson Library, and prepare materials for shipment. Data entry projects as needed.
- The schedule for this position is 1pm-5pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the rest of Spring Semester, with the possibility of continuing into summer.
- Qualifications include: undergraduate enrolled for at least 6 credits, work study is preferred.
- Ability to perform essential physical demands includes, but is not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, pulling and reaching, able to lift 5-25 lbs. Ability to serve and interact with customers, co-workers and guests in a pleasant accurate manner, ability to communicate well with both verbal and written skills, attention to detail in an environment with repetitive tasks. Ability to work independently as a self-starter with good time management.
- To apply, please send a resume and hours of availability for Spring 2018 to Guy Peterson, email@example.com.
Work in Data Management and Access in Wilson Library (West Bank)!
- Job duties include locating items from collections; evaluating materials to determine condition; pulling and processing material from a variety of campus libraries. Other duties as assigned.
- Able to perform essential physical demands includes, but is not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, and able to lift 5-25 lbs.
- Ability to communicate well with both verbal and written skills and attention to detail in an environment with repetitive tasks is important.
- Qualifications include: undergraduate enrolled for at least 6 credits, work study is preferred, we can offer 10 hours a week during the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm, position is guaranteed through Spring Semester, 2019 including summer.
- To apply, please send a resume and hours of availability for Spring 2018 to Kate McManus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- PAL Facilitators lead small group study sessions in math and chemistry, where students apply course concepts and practice problem-solving.
- PAL offers a rewarding leadership experience and provides facilitators with excellent training, especially valuable if planning to be a classroom teacher or hoping to secure a TA position in graduate school.
- Qualified candidates will have a minimum 3.2 GPA, A- or A in math or chemistry courses and strong study skills. Must have demonstrated interest in helping others.
- Work study students are preferred but it is not required; pay rate is $10.75/hour, averaging 5-7 hours per week.
- To apply, go to z.umn.edu/2tbk. Contact Mary Lilly (email@example.com) with questions.
Apply to be a 2018-2019 SMART Peer Tutor
- Peer Tutors support students in hundreds of courses including PHYS, MATH, CHEM, ECON, writing, and many more.
- Qualifications: Minimum 3.2 GPA (3.5 GPA recommended). Grade of "A" in the course(s) in which you hope to specialize/tutor.
- Students with Work Study strongly preferred, not required. $10.50/hr initial pay; salary increases with training and experience. Approximately 8-12 hours per week.
- Priority application deadline is Friday, March 23rd at 4pm. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on an as-needed basis. To apply, visit the SMART Learning Commons website for instructions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Office Assistant for Minitex in Wilson Library (West Bank)
- Minitex is a state wide library consortium housed at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
- We are hiring a Front desk student library assistant/receptionist who works with the Communication + Organizational Support unit. Our unit supports the Minitex staff, greets staff and customers, answer phones, and give directions.
- Must be able to work in Google documents. spreadsheets, database updates, conference material preparation, other duties as assigned.
- Hours: Mon 11:00 - 4:30, Tues 8:00 - 12:00, Fri 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. Hourly rate is: $9.65 position immediately available - need to hire ASAP!
- Prefer undergraduate student with work study (6 credits or more). To apply, email your resume and course schedule to Tammi Halverson at email@example.com.
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 ask about building an internship.