Why Work at the Libraries?

Student employees are an important part of the IU Libraries. We are one of the largest employers on campus. Opportunities span from entry-level positions requiring no specific experience to highly specialized roles involved with ground-breaking projects and cutting-edge technologies. 

    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.

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

    500 Approx Number of IU Libraries Student Employees

    What You Need to Know: Timelines & 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.

    Apply Now!

    To find open positions and apply for them:

    1. Go to https://jobs.iu.edu
    2. Under Staff Positions, click on your current IU employment status
    3. Click on View all Jobs (near the center of the page)
    4. Under Location, select Bloomington, Indiana
    5. Under Career Level, select Part Time Employee
    6. Under Job Family, select Part Time Student Employee. You may also select Work Study Undergrad if you are an undergraduate with a work-study award.
    7. Under Department, select Libraries

    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

    Other Jobs

    Interested in working in one of the residence halls in the RPS Libraries 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.