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.
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.