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What You Need to Know: Timelines and more | Application Process 

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Wells Learning Commons Library Services Desk: a student worker assists a library patron


Why work at the Libraries?

Student employees are an important part of the IU Libraries. We are one of the largest employers on campus, with approximately 500 student employees during the academic year, working in varying roles across numerous departments and within our campus libraries. Opportunities span from entry-level positions requiring no specific experience to highly specialized roles involved with ground-breaking projects and cutting-edge technologies. A few representative positions include:

  • Shelvers
  • Digitization Assistants
  • Public Services Assistants
  • Collection Development Assistants

Students choose to work at the Libraries because of the flexible schedules, competitive pay, and convenient locations. Positions include work-study opportunities. (What is work-study?)

Our student employees are undergraduates, graduate students, Indiana natives, residents of states all across the U.S., and international students. The Libraries are committed to diversity in hiring.

What you need to know: Timelines and more

Hiring at the IU Libraries takes place on a continual basis as needed. Each of our departments manages their own hiring. Generally, most positions become available immediately before the fall and spring semesters, although positions can be posted at any time. We have multiple locations with differing regular schedules, so taken as a whole, daytime, evening and weekend shifts are available across the Bloomington campus. Many students are employed somewhere within the Herman B Wells Library.

Interested in working in one of the residence halls in the RPS Libraries or Movies, Music and More locations? Refer to RPS Employment.

Want to find out about opportunities working as an IT Consultant in the Learning Commons? More about Technology Consulting Center job opportunities.

Application Process

  • Please note that the recruiting process for our Temporary positions is decentralized. Applications sent directly to Libraries Human Resources will not be taken into consideration.
  • For information on the status of your application, please send a message to the email address listed in the job posting. Libraries Human Resources will not be able to provide updates on the status of your application.

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Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups. Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. If you have difficulty using this online application, have questions about the above statement, have any special needs, or have questions concerning library jobs, please contact Libraries Human Resources at (812) 855-5988 or libpers@indiana.edu