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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 – Walter Library (East bank)

  • Help shift and move materials in Walter Library.
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-10pm. Starting pay is $9.86/hour.
  • Approximate time range for the position is January 2, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
  • Best-qualified candidates are reliable, able to work independently after initial training, have attention to detail with repetitive tasks, strong organizational skills, and good communication skills.
  • Able to perform essential physical demands: includes, but is not limited to, frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping/bending, and reaching; lifting 30 lbs.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your available start date / work hours to Julie Dinger (


Student job in Walter Library (East bank)

  • Job duties include shifting and moving books and materials in Walter Library.
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm. Starting pay is $9.65/hour.
  • Best-qualified candidates are reliable, able to work independently, have strong organizational skills, attention to detail and communication skills. Must be able to perform essential physical demands: includes, but is not limited to, frequent standing, walking, sitting, carrying, pushing, bending, reaching and lifting 30 lbs.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your available start date / work hours to Wendy Kieser (

Job in Libraries Shipping in Wilson Library (West bank) 

  • 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.
  • Hourly rate: $10.50. Variety of hours available Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm and we are looking to fill many hours (up to 35 hours per week are available). Start immediately.
  • To apply, email a cover letter or resume, and your available start date / work hours to Dave Ashley (

Now accepting applications for a Peer Research Consultant - aka Library Research Tutor

  • Work one-on-one with undergraduate students to support their library research.
  • Applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled at UMN, and achieved a B or better at WRIT 1301 or 1401 (or equivalent).
  • $10.65/hr initial pay. Approximately 10 hours per week.
  • Please contact Andrew Palahniuk,, if you are interested.

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.

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!