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Current Professional Opportunities

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

Student Jobs

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Work on Google Digitization Project 

  • Job duties include helping prepare materials from the U Libraries for shipment to Google for digitization.
  • Best-qualified candidates have strong organizational skills, attention to detail and communication skills. Able to perform essential physical demands includes but is not limited to: frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, balancing and with assistance move carts weighing up to 700 pounds.
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm. Starting pay is $9.65/hour.
  • To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and your available start date / work hours to Wendy Kieser (kiese003@umn.edu).

Student position in Minitex (East Bank) for Fall!

  • Minitex is a Minnesota state library program located at the University of Minnesota. 
  • In this position, you will get books and journals from Walter, Math, Architecture and Journalism Libraries, scan materials, update interlibrary loan records, and shelve items.
  • Work Study Awards preferred. Starting pay is $9.65/hour. We are hiring for fall semester, primarily Tuesday & Thursday mornings.
  • To apply, email Nicole Masika (masik001@umn.edu) with cover letter, Resume, and hours of availability.

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 z.umn.edu/2tbk. Contact Mary Lilly (mlilly@umn.edu) with questions.

Apply to be a 2018-2019 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 Friday, March 23rd at 4pm. 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 smartlc@umn.edu 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.")

Internships

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!