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 are available in several Library departments:

  • Circulation Services plus or minus

    Contact: Patricia Savitts

    Hours: Day, Night, Weekend, Summer, Intersession

  • Digital Services plus or minus

    Contact: Kristen Yarmey

    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 files, promoting collections using Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, TimelineJS, Google Maps, HistoryPin, and other social media and visualization tools, and designing graphics for web pages and digital signage.

    Preferred Qualifications: High level of attention to detail, experience with Adobe Photoshop, familiarity with other Adobe Create Suite applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge, Premiere).

    How to Apply: Send an email to digitalcollections@scranton.edu with your name, Royal Number, major, expected graduation date, and either a resume or a brief statement of your qualifications. Please also note whether you are eligible for federal or state work study.

  • 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.

  • Public Services plus or minus

    Contact: George Aulisio

    Hours: Night, Weekend, Summer, Intersession

    Primary Responsibilities: Promote Library events and services using social media, digital signage, and other tools, assist with coordinating events like Game Night, Earth Week, etc. General reference department tasks and research assignments are assigned as needed.

  • Library Systems plus or minus

    Contact: Mary Kovalcin

    Hours: Day, Summer, Intersession

    Primary Responsibilities: Troubleshooting printer problems, maintaining staff computers and software, assisting Systems staff with developing and maintaining Library web pages.

    Apply Online (select Library under Position Applying For)

  • McHugh Special Collections plus or minus

    Contact: Elizabeth Shomaker

    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.

    Apply Online (select Library under Position Applying For)