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Library job postings

Applications for student jobs in the library 

All applications are to be filled out using a public computer in Newman library. Each department within the library that hires students will search this common pool of applications. Students do not apply for specific jobs.

Hired students will need to present official documents to fill out required tax forms. These include your Social Security Card or Passport. Leaving these documents at home will significantly delay the hiring process.

We now accept applications every day.

Jobs for librarians 

To view current library faculty positions, please visit the Human Resources jobs page. Using the "search postings" link, scroll down to the form and use the drop down menus to enter:

Department = "Library"
Employee category = "Administrative and Professional Faculty"

Jobs for classified/paraprofessional staff 

To view current staff positions, please visit Human Resources jobs page. Using the "search postings" link, scroll down to the form and use the drop down menus to enter:

Department = "Library"
Employee category = "Classified Staff (Salary)"

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Tips for students applying for jobs in the library

  • Be sure your application is complete before you submit. Incomplete applications will be skipped over by supervisors.
  • Include your complete schedule on the application. If your class schedule changes, you can update your application anytime after submission.
  • Several departments that hire students are only open during regular office hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm). If you indicate you cannot work any of these hours, you will not be considered for these jobs.
  • List any relevant work experience. Jobs that require interacting with library patrons require good customer service skills. Showing prior experience working with the public, such as retail jobs, is helpful.
  • Respond to interview requests promptly. Supervisors often send email to several applicants when attempting to fill a position. Waiting days or weeks to respond will likely mean the position is filled.

Newman Library fall hours

Sun: open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: open 24 hours*
Fri: close 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

Current semester hours