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Current Professional Opportunities

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

Student Jobs

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

  • Assist patrons at our busy service desk! Answer phones, search the library catalog and databases, and help users locate materials in the stacks.
  • Additional tasks include shelving books and journals, opening and closing the library, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Starting pay is $9.86/hour, and we are hiring NOW for the summer semester.
  • Requirements:
    • Fall 2019 Work Study Award
    • Minimum of 10 hours per week
    • Early bird alert: Weekday start time is 6:45 AM
    • To apply, email your 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) available hours to Melissa Aho (

Student Research Data Collector (Magrath Library on St. Paul campus)

  • The job includes examining collections of life-sciences-related materials online to look for reusable scientific data, recording the presence/absence of data and describing its contents and converting historical research data into digital format.
  • 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 and may work up to 40hrs/week, mainly during 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your available start date to Julie Kelly (

Student position in East Asian Library (Wilson Library - West Bank)

  • Typical duties include providing customer service, shelving books and library materials, and searching the library catalog and databases.
  • Looking for someone who has the ability to read, write, and type Chinese, strong customer service skills, the ability to pay close attention to detailed procedures, is confident working independently and is self-motivated.
  • Available to work 8-14 hours a week between 9-5pm on weekdays. Starting pay is $9.86/hour.
  • To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and available work hours to Yao Chen ( Must be available to interview.

Become a Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Facilitator

  • 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 Contact Mary Lilly ( with questions.

Apply to be a 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 Monday, November 12th, 8am. 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 with questions.

Apply to be a Fall 2019 SMART Learning Commons Student Media Consultant

  • Help staff our Media Services and Information desk in the SMART Learning Commons
  • Check out cameras, tripods, microphones, and more. Help students connect with peer tutors. Answer technical troubleshooting questions related to video editing and more.
  • Students with Work Study strongly preferred, not required. $10.36/hr initial pay. Approximately 8-12 hours per week.
  • Contact Charlie Heinz, Media Services Site Manager for questions, or apply online.
  • Updated: 2019-05-07

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.

Volunteering in the Libraries

Makerspace volunteer - 3D printing, sewing/embroidery, papercrafts and more

picture of a Breakerspace volunteerThe University Libraries have created two new university-wide Makerspaces - Breakerspace and Bio-Medical Library Makerspace - and we are looking for volunteers to welcome and support users in the spaces and help grow the spaces and chart their future. Volunteers do not need any previous experience or skills with making equipment, just an interest in making stuff and helping others. Gain experience with using emerging technologies, team building, leadership, and instruction that you can then demonstrate on graduate school or job applications. Come and meet new students from across campus, work on your own course work, and have fun! Apply now for Fall 2018 volunteering positions!