Work Study Jobs

Interested in working at the Weinberg? As a Library student worker, you can gain valuable work experience and develop new skills while earning money to help fund your education. 

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Each year, the Weinberg Memorial Library offers as many as 35 work study positions, many with flexible scheduling and some with evening, weekend, summer and/or intersession hours available. We hire students through the Financial Aid Office, and students who are eligible for Federal, State, or University Work Study may apply.

In partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE), the Weinberg Memorial Library also offers a specialized TechCon student work study program. TechCons (technology consultants) are highly skilled student workers who are technology savvy, self-driven, reliable, and able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Work study and TechCon positions exist in several Library departments, as described below.

Apply by filling out the Library Work Study Application form.

  • Circulation Services plus or minus

    Contact: Patricia Savitts

    Hours: Day, Night, Weekend, Summer, Intersession

  • Digital Services plus or minus

    Contact: Colleen Farry

    Hours: Day, Summer, Intersession

    Primary Responsibilities: Digital Services TechCons support the Library's digital collections initiatives. Job responsibilities for this position include: digitizing photographs and documents from University Archives and McHugh Special Collections, processing and editing image, audio, and video files, creating descriptive metadata records and transcriptions, promoting collections using social media and visualization tools, and designing graphics and other digital media for web pages and digital signage.

    Preferred Qualifications: Digital Services TechCons are assigned projects based on their skills, abilities, and interests. Students who excel in our department tend to have one or more of the following qualifications: high level of attention to detail, ability to self-teach and work independently, interest in historic preservation, experience with graphic design and/or video editing, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite applications (Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge, Premiere), basic coding and/or web development skills.

  • Library Dean's Office plus or minus

    Contact: Kym Fetsko

    Hours: Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lunch coverage (12:00-1:00) is desirable.

    Primary Responsibilities: Perform clerical work for the Library Administrative Assistant.

    Preferred Qualifications: Applicant should have experience in Excel, Word, answering of phones (have strong communication skills) and filing.

    Other Information: Preference given to local/commuter students. Position will normally be available to the chosen candidate throughout his/her academic years or until his/her graduation.

  • McHugh Special Collections plus or minus

    Contact: McHugh Special Collections

    Hours: Day, Summer, Intersession

    Primary Responsibilities: Students work directly with rare and fragile library materials. Duties include: sorting archival materials and placing them in acid-free folders and document boxes, labeling folders and boxes by hand, and typing archival collection data into Microsoft Excel and Access to create finding aids.  Other responsibilities include shelving/paging books and archives, stacks maintenance and shifting of book/archival collections, photocopying requested materials, assisting in preparation for class visits and exhibits, and other special projects, as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications: Students must be able to type on a laptop, write neatly with pencil, perform repetitive tasks, lift at least 30 lbs., climb a step-stool, and work independently.

  • Media Resources plus or minus

    Contact: Sharon Finnerty

    Hours: Day, Night, Weekend, Summer, Intersession

    Primary Responsibilities: Students discharge and accept return of audio-video materials using Sierra. They assist patrons with finding materials, using electronics and streaming media. Students shelf read, answer the telephone, clean CDs, DVDs, and VCR tapes and convert archival VHS tapes to DVDs.  Students check for the correct operation and display of streaming media titles and assist with additional tasks as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications: Students should have customer service experience as well as knowledge of Word and Excel.

  • Reilly Learning Commons plus or minus

    Contact: Sheli McHugh

    Hours: Day, Night, Weekend, Summer, Intersession

    Primary Responsibilities: Troubleshoot and maintain hardware and software in the Reilly Learning Commons, work directly with students and faculty on emerging technology projects.

  • Research Services plus or minus

    Contact: George Aulisio

    Hours: Night, Weekend, Summer, Intersession

    Primary Responsibilities: Research Services Student Assistants staff the Research Services desk and assist students, staff, faculty, and the public with their library questions. On the job training and research is required on an ongoing basis. With experience in the department, student workers eventually take on considerable responsibility that may include staffing the desk and answering the telephone without immediate librarian support. Additional tasks, such as managing supplies, keeping statistics, data collation, and general library tasks, are assigned by the Research & Instruction Librarians.