Working for the MSU library means pursuing student employment that provides more than just a paycheck. Through your work with the library, diverse experiences will build your academic and professional skill sets. 

Enjoy a flexible work schedule and gain significant work experience performing a variety of tasks in support of the daily functions of the library. Our extensive hours (7am-2am) and variety of positions provide a bounty of shifts for you to consider. Centrally located on campus, our shifts are easy to get to before, after, and between classes. Our student positions are physically and mentally engaging and provide periodic pay increases.

We are a dynamic, adaptive, and responsive research library. We aspire to build innovative digital and physical spaces where our diverse communities can access and apply information to grow intellectually, build meaningful collaborations, communicate ideas, and envision a better future for Montana and beyond.

Join a staff that values your hard work and supports your professional growth.  See the descriptions below for our various employment positions, opportunities, and skill set development possibilities.

 

Administrative Student Assistant: 10-15 hours per week. Flexible hours between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend or evening hours

MSU Library seeks a creative student assistant to work with the administrative staff. Primary duties include assisting staff with graphic design, outreach, and events. Other responsibilities include answering the phone, greeting visitors, and general office duties. 

Candidates should have an interest in creative work. Experience with Canva and InDesign or Publisher is a plus, but the willingness to learn these programs is mandatory.

We are not taking applications at this time.

Interlibrary Loan Student Assistant: 8-10 hours per week; hours between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; M-F

Assist the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department by processing information requests for MSU customers as well as for libraries worldwide.  The main duties include: scanning and electronically sending articles, preparing packages for mailing and courier delivery, and other ILL projects.

Prior library experience is preferred, but not required.

We are not taking applications at this time.

Serials Assistant: 8-10 hours per week; hours between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; M-F

The Serials student employee assists the Serials Manager by entering new physical journals into the database and preparing them for the stacks.  Other tasks include pulling outdated journals from the stacks and helping with other data entry projects as needed.  Ours is a quiet, focused environment with some assignments taking you into the stacks.

We are not taking applications at this time.

Service Desk / LRS Student Employee: 6-20 hours per week, with a wide range of hours available: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. ; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ; Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Student Assistants play an essential and important role in the Learning and Research Services (LRS) department. The MSU Library receives more foot traffic than nearly every other building on campus, and most often, the LRS student assistants are the first people our visitors encounter during their trip to the library. Work primary occurs at the Service Desk in an often fast-paced environment, therefore patience, flexibility, and excellent customer service skills are a must. You’ll be working with a variety of full-time library staff members and other part-time students, so the ability to work collaboratively is required. Some of your primary responsibilities will include: Answering questions (all types!), checking materials and equipment in and out, shelving materials, and maintaining supplies and servicing the library’s public printers. While performing these, and many other duties, we expect you to present yourself to our visitors as a friendly face by modeling attentive attitudes and going the extra-mile to provide assistance. Many shifts are available, but all applicants are expected to be able to work some flexible hours, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends, as well as filling in when extra hours are available during finals or for special events or when your student colleagues need to trades shifts due to illness or conflicts.

We are not taking applications at this time. 

Technical Services Student Assistant: (10-12 hours a week; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F)

Assist the Collection, Access & Technical Services staff with the cataloging, processing & preservation of library materials. Ensure data integrity in library cataloging through careful work and attention to detail. Technical Services Assistants may use one or more software programs/services depending on task and level of expertise. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and manage fully-loaded book carts. Previous work experience in a library or office setting desirable.

We are not taking applications at this time.