Angelo & Jennette Volpe Library
Work in the Library
If you'd like a student job in the library, job descriptions and applications are available in the sections below.
All student employees are expected to be responsible, which includes:
- Reporting for work on time as scheduled
- Clocking in and out responsibly
- Tracking and reporting statistics
- Obeying supervisors
- Protecting students’ confidentiality
- Behaving professionally
Student tutors provide individual assistance to facilitate learning and help students become successful, independent learners. The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance mastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study. Tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to maximize the tutee’s potential for academic progress. Tutors will receive training to learn effective tutoring practices and can become a CRLA certified tutor. All tutors earn $8 per hour and typically work 4-9 hours a week, which may include evenings and Sundays.
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last/most recent two years
- Final course grade of B or better in which they tutor
- Desire to help and encourage students
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
To apply, students must complete a tutor application and have a faculty member or advisor submit an online academic reference (link available in the application).
- Library Front Desk
Students working the front desk greet people and assist them with questions and checking out items. Non-customer service responsibilities include shelving books, cleaning whiteboards, delivering library materials across campus, and special projects. Front desk student workers make $7.25 an hour and typically work 5-12 hours a week often including nights and weekends.
Students working in archives will help preserve archival materials, assist patrons, and maintain the facilities. These tasks can include rehousing materials, digitization, and cleaning the facilities. There may be some repetitive tasks. Other duties may include assisting in exhibits, blog writing, and processing and cataloging collections. Desirable skills include attention to detail, carefulness with fragile materials, and Microsoft Excel. A general interest in historical documents is also valuable. Archives student workers make $7.25 an hour and typically work 5-12 hours, Monday through Friday during the day.
- Other Library Jobs
Other student jobs in the library may include customer service, handling library materials, and special projects. These jobs pay $7.25 an hour and typically require 5-12 hours of work a week, typically between 8am and 5pm.