Student job opportunities

Student employees play a vital role in keeping the library functional. Come join our team!

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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Student Library Assistant 2

Details

Location
West Bank, Wilson Library
Department
Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging
Hours
12-15 hours per week
Work study
Not required
Hourly pay
$11.33

Duties

  • Check-in journals,  
  • verify/update records using Alma and other databases,
  • create item records,
  • claim missing library materials, and
  • other duties as assigned.
  • Also, open and sort Monograph Unit mail (some heavy lifting is required).

Requirements

Must be able to work a minimum 10 hours per week. Must be available to work in the Summer.

Skills Preferred

Ability to read and write Chinese

Apply

Please forward resume to k-tran@umn.edu

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Makerspace & VR Student Ambassador

Details

Location
East Bank, Health Sciences Library
Department
Innovation and Experiential Learning
Hours
15 to 20 hours a week
Work study
Preferred, not required
Hourly pay
$12.25

Duties

  • Actively welcome users into the Health Sciences Library Makerspace & VR Studio.
  • Help users safely operate equipment (e.g., 3D printers, laser cutter, sewing machines, hand tools, VR headsets), find materials, run VR programs, and get started.
  • Keep the spaces tidy, help with inventory, perform minor troubleshooting and repairs, and ensure that equipment and materials are ready to use.
  • Complete special projects with the guidance of full-time staff.
  • Help foster an environment that welcomes users with all levels of experience and ability and from a wide variety of communities and identities.
  • Ensure equipment is monitored and secure.
  • Be familiar with use policies and support users in proper use of space, tools, and technology.

Requirements

  • Current University of Minnesota student enrolled as undergraduate with a minimum of 6 credits.  
  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with patrons from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate independent decision-making abilities.
  • No experience required. Training provided by Makerspace and VR Studio full-time staff.

Skills Preferred

Interests or prior experience in working with any of the following:
-3D printing, laser cutting, milling or other additive/subtractive manufacturing techniques
-Knitting, sewing, or other handcrafts
-3D design, illustration or multimedia creation
-Using VR and AR devices and software
-Using AV equipment
-Video and sound systems
-Design thinking, ideation and prototyping

Apply

Email a resume and work availability for Summer 2022 to Rami Jubara at jubar001@umn.edu. Position starts Summer 2022.

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Peer Tutor

Details

Location
Saint Paul Campus, Magrath Library
Department
SMART Learning Commons
Hours
8 to 12
Work study
Preferred, not required
Hourly pay
$12.50

Job duties

Assist students through the peer consultation (tutoring) process by

  • establishing a rapport conducive to positive personal and professional interactions,  
  • respecting differences in background, opinion, ability, motivation, and desires,
  • supporting students in establishing challenging, yet attainable goals within and beyond the consultation­,
  • maintaining confidentiality of records, student grades, and other protected information,
  • attending and actively participate in scheduled training sessions and staff meetings,
  • accurately recording consultation proceedings and submitting required documentation on established schedule,
  • representing Learning Support / SMART Learning Commons effectively and positively, and
  • other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Peer tutors must maintain a minimum 3.2 overall grade point average. Additionally, successful completion of the course(s) to be tutored - defined as having earned no lower than a grade of “A” (or demonstrated equivalent competency) - is required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also essential for this position.

Must hold a minimum of 6 credits to qualify for student employment

Skills preferred

Prior tutoring experience.

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Student Library Shipping Assistant

Details

Location
West Bank, Wilson Library
Department
Library Facilities & Operations Management
Hours
20+ hours a week
Work study
Not required
Hourly pay

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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and semester schedule to Brandon Hackbarth (hackb041@umn.edu).

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