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Student Library Shipping Assistant


West Bank, Wilson Library
Library Facilities & Operations Management
20+ hours a week
Work study
Not required

Job duties

This position includes delivering books, mail, and materials
all over campus (both Minneapolis and St. Paul) throughout the University
Libraries system. You will

  • assist library units with daily shipping and mailing needs,
  • receive incoming shipments,
  • sort and deliver mail and materials,
  • assist with various projects transporting materials between library locations.


  • ability to drive University vehicles,
  • valid driver's license,
  • clean driving record,
  • ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • be available to work in shifts of 3-4 hours at a time.

Skills needed

  • strong data entry skills,
  • attention to detail,
  • strong interpersonal communication skills,
  • strong problem solving skills,
  • ability to multitask.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and semester schedule to Brandon Hackbarth (

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