Work for the University Libraries

The University of Minnesota Libraries hires hundreds of students in many types of jobs all over campus. Whether you enjoy working with books, people, technology, or all of the above, a job in the Libraries can help prepare you for success. Check out our jobs listed below.
 
All are welcome at the University Libraries! We are committed to being a safe, open environment, for learners and employees alike. Our student job pay rates start at the University minimum wage and are dependent on qualifications.

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Current openings

Student library assistant I

Duties
  • Enter print serials using ALMA system
  • verify/update records in ALMA
  • Create item records
  • Open and sort mail
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements

Must be able to work in the Summer, available to work 10:00am-12:00PM (Monday-Friday)

Skills needed
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of data entry accuracy
  • Ability to work independently after initial training
How to apply

Email k-tran@umn.edu with your resume. Please include your hours availability to work (not your class schedules).

Location West Bank
Building Wilson Library
Department Acquisitions E-Resource Management
Hours/week 15
Work study None

Student library assistant II

Duties
  • Data entry
  • Verify/update records using ALMA and other library databases
  • Create item records
  • Claim library materials
  • Search library and vendor databases
  • Sort and arrange while applying specific criteria to projects
  • Follow directions of professional staff
  • Open/sort mails
Requirements

Must be able to work 10:00am-12:00PM(Mon.-Fri.). Must be able to work in the summer.

Skills needed
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High level of data entry accuracy
  • Ability to work independently after initial training
How to apply

Email k-tran@umn.edu with your resume. Please include your hours availability to work (not your class schedules).

Location West Bank
Building Wilson Library
Department Acquisitions E-Resource Management
Hours/week 15
Work study None

Student research data collector

Duties
  • collect data related to a research project looking at historical scientific research data
  • examine pre-selected collections of life-sciences-related materials online or in print to look for reusable, raw, scientific data
  • use an inventory form to record the presence/absence of data and describe a collection’s contents
  • convert analog data to a digital format, using proper protocols
  • using identified and pre-selected categories, describe research data with proper metadata
Requirements
  • current student in science, technology, engineering or health sciences or related field
  • successfully completed science coursework beyond the 1000 level
  • overall GPA of 3.0 or above
Skills needed
  • attention to detail
  • strong writing and speaking skills
  • experience with spreadsheets and working with cloud-based tools
How to apply

Email a cover letter and resume to Julie Kelly (jkelly@umn.edu).

Location St. Paul
Building Hodson Hall
Department Natural Resources Library
Hours/week 10-20
Work study Required

SMART peer tutor

Duties

Peer tutors support students in hundreds of courses including PHYS, MATH, CHEM, ECON, writing, and many more.

Requirements

Minimum 3.2 GPA (3.5 GPA recommended). Grade of "A" in the course(s) in which you hope to specialize/tutor.

How to apply

To apply, visit the SMART Learning Commons website for instructions. Contact smartlc@umn.edu with questions.

Location Multiple
Building Multiple
Department SMART
Hours/week 8-12
Work study Preferred