North Hall Library

 

Student Employment

Employment Opportunities for Students

The North Hall Library employs between 40 and 60 student assistants during the academic year. Students must have a work-study award as part of their financial aid packet in order to work in the library. There are numerous employment opportunities available in all areas of the library, both public and non-public, and during all hours that the library is open.

Student assistants are employed in most of the following library departments/positions: Circulation Desk, Stacks Maintenance, Computer and IT support, Interlibrary Loan, Technical Services, Special Collections, and Administration.

Most students work an average of 6 hours per week and some areas require some nights and/or weekends.

How to apply:

New Applicants:

  1. Log on to your  My Mansfield account and click on the Work-study link.
  2. On the main page, select your work-study eligibility status. If you choose “I am not sure if I am eligible” or “I am eligible for work-study!”, your information will be sent to the Financial Aid Office for certification. If you choose “I am not eligible for work-study, please add me to the waiting list”, you will be added to the waiting list. You must wait to receive an email from the Financial Aid Office that advises you of whether or not you are eligible to receive work-study.
  3. If you receive an email from the Financial Aid Office advising that you are eligible, you may begin applying for work-study positions online.
  4. Log on to your  My Mansfield account and click on the Work-study link. Underneath your status section, you should see a list of available work-study positions. If you are interested in a particular position, click on the green plus sign to view more details. If you would like to apply for a position, click “Request Application.” The applications you request will appear under your Status section.
  5. Click on the link to retrieve the application. Complete the employment application online.
  6. Go to the Library Circulation Desk and request a Library Application.
  7. Submit the completed library application at the Library Circulation desk.

    NOTE: Applications without an MU application will not be considered for work in the library.

Applications are circulated among the work study supervisors and they contact students to set up interviews. Student work study in the library is very competitive and applicants are evaluated based upon the needs of a particular area, the compatibility of the applicant with those needs, the flexibility of the applicant's schedule, and their grade point average. The hiring process is usually completed within the first few weeks of the semester and previous library experience is not necessary.

Pre-Hire / Re-Hires:

Students currently working in the library will be given a Fall Pre-Hire or Spring Re-Hire Application toward the end of the semester to complete and return to their supervisor if they are interested in continued work with the library. Instructions are included with the application. Over summer break or on the first day of class, re-hires will be required to log onto MyMansfield and complete the work study process as if they are new hires.