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Student Employment at the Library

Information for students about working at the Library.

Working at the Library

Why work at the Library?

The Library offers:

  • a flexible schedule that works with your classes
  • the opportunity to gain important job skills, such as customer service and attention to detail
  • work-study positions
  • a great work environment in a convenient location

How do I apply?

All current University of Alaska jobs are posted at (hint: search for library). Applications are generally accepted year-round, but the majority of hiring occurs at the beginning of each semester.

What kinds of jobs are available?

The Library employs students in a variety of departments. 

  • Access Services / Circulation: Student assistants perform a variety of tasks including maintaining the collection, assisting with technology, and providing customer service. They work in various areas throughout the library on a daily basis, but they do not staff the Circulation Desk. Late-night patrol positions may also be available. 

  • Technical Services: Student assistants are responsible for checking in journals using the library's automated system, processing library materials, sorting library mail, and receiving library deliveries. They also track, process, and shelve government documents and perform other duties as assigned.

  • ARLIS (Alaska Resources Library & Information Services): Student assistants process, shelve, and retrieve library materials. They also repair damaged items, print/scan from microfiche/hardcopy, and perform other duties as assigned, including work on special projects.