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Current Professional Opportunities

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

Student Jobs

Map Library (in Wilson on West Bank) is hiring for Spring 2018 

  • Job duties include helping library users find cartographic resources both online and in the collection, assisting with scanning and printing, shelving books and filing maps/aerial photos, check out materials, and answering phone at service desk.
  • Basic qualifications include previous customer service experience, basic office skills, and attention to detail. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs and perform other physical demands.
  • Work Study preferred (not required). Must be available to work 11am to 3pm on both Mondays and Wednesdays. 8 to 10 hours per week. Starting pay is $9.65 per hour.
  • To apply, email a resume and a list of the days/hours you are available to work in Spring 2018 to Dana Peterson ( Cover letter optional.

Hiring undergrads in Wilson Library (West Bank)

  • Job duties in Access and Information Services include sorting and shelving books in Wilson and in the Ames and East Asian libraries, working in the stacks, and other projects as assigned.
  • Work study is preferred. Starting pay is $9.65/hour. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required, the majority of which must be between 8am-4pm on weekdays.
  • Our most needed hours are: Mondays: 8am-11am; 2pm-4pm Tuesdays: 8am-12pm Wednesdays: 8am-4pm Thursday: 10am-1pm Fridays: 8am-1pm
  • To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and copy of your available hours to Ashley Merrill ( and Mark Engelmann (

Hiring 3-4 student scanners in Andersen Library (West Bank)

  • Job duties include reparing photographs, documents, video and audio for digitization; Digitizing materials. Data-entry, quality control, image manipulation, renaming, and more. 
  • Best-qualified candidates have strong organizational skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office products, a willingness to learn new systems and technologies. Knowledge of scanning software and photo editing is a bonus, but not required.
  • Work Study preferred but not required with a pay rate at $10.65/hour. Minimum of 8-10 hours per week with hours available Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm. We have spring hours with potential to stay through the summer and into the next academic year.
  • To apply, email a resume, cover letter, copy of your class schedule, and your preferred work availability to Dorothy Berry (

Work in Referral Processing Area (Minitex) in Andersen Library (West Bank)

  • Minitex is a state wide library consortium housed at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
  • Job duties include processing inter-library loan requests and updating inter-library loan systems. Other duties as assigned.
  • Starting pay is $9.65/hour. Must be available weekdays Monday and Wednesday 8am-12pm. Undergraduates with work study are preferred (must be enrolled for at least 6 credits)
  • To apply, email a resume and your available work times to Chau Nguyen, Must be available to interview.

Interested in helping others in math, chemistry, or computer science? Become a Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Facilitator

  • Peer-Assisted Learning Facilitators lead group student learning activities and small group sessions to engage students deeper understanding of course concepts.
  • PALS receive excellent training and rewarding leadership experience. This experience is helpful if you plan on becoming a classroom teacher or a Teaching Assistant appointment in graduate school. Lead a 50 minute session each week in Chemistry 1015; or lead two weekly 50 minute sessions on Thursdays in Math 1031 (College Algebra) or Math 1051 (Pre-Calculus I), or lead a 50 minute session in CSCI 2021.
  • Qualified candidates will have completed freshman year on campus, have overall GPA of 3.2 or above, A- or A in math, Chem 1015, CSCI 2021 and demonstrate strong study skills. Work Study preferred but not required with a pay rate at $10.75/hour. Must attend 1 day training on campus: Jan 12, 2018 (paid activity).
  • To apply, go to Contact Mary Lilly ( 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

Student Media Consultant - SMART Learning Commons (multiple campuses)

Last updated: 2018-01-11

  • Starts as soon as possible, open until filled
  • $9.65 / hour plus $0.50 / hour (contigent on the continuation of a pilot program)
  • Hours: Tuesdays 11:15am-3:30pm; Wednesdays 11:00am-12:45pm; Thursdays 10:00am-1:30pm and 2:45pm-4:30pm
  • Work at one of our three service desks (Walter, Wilson and Magrath Libraries)
  • Prefer undergraduate student with work study (6 credits or more)
  • Job description
  • To apply, email your resume and course schedule to Charlie Heinz,


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.