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Frequently Asked Questions

student employment

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a job in a campus library?
I don't have Work Study, does it matter?
How many hours do I have to work?
What sort of paperwork do I need?
How long before I receive a pay check?
Where do I pick up checks?
How much will I get paid?
How many students work in the Libraries?
What kind of work would I be doing?
I never worked in a library, will you still hire me?

 

How do I get a job in a campus library?
Each Library hires students directly. Please contact each library directly for more information about employment.

I don't have Work Study, does it matter?
It does not matter if you do not have federal work study. The libraries hire students with and without work study awards.

How many hours do I have to work?
Although individual hours are coordinated at the department level, students usually work an average of 8-10 hours per week.

What sort of paperwork do I need to fill out?
You fill out I-9 documentation in Student Services, Lyons 120. You fill out tax forms,and the direct deposit form at HRSC, More Hall 370.

How long will it be before I receive a pay check?
Once your information is processed online and is approved by Student Services, it usually takes about two weeks from the time of your first day at work.

Where do I pick up checks?
All pay is now directly deposited into an employee's bank account. You should set this up with a staff member at the Human Resource Service Center in More Hall 370.

How much will I get paid?
The current beginning student pay rate is $8.50 per hour.

How many students work in the Libraries?
There are over 200 students employed in the Libraries - the majority in O'Neill Library.

What kind of work would I be doing? Each library has a variety of work that is performed by students. Typical jobs include answering telephones, charging and discharging books and media, photocopying, shelving books, maintaining books on the shelves, labeling or repairing books, finding books on the shelves, helping patrons locate materials, courier service between the Newton Campus and O'Neill, basic computer repairs and software installation. Click here for a list of current job descriptions.

I never worked in a library, will you still hire me?
We are looking for students who can work a variety of hours and are conscientious. Most of the students we hire have never worked in a library but are excited about learning new things.