Work for the Library

hiring.jpgAre you quick with a smile and excited about helping fellow Mavericks? Is excellent, friendly customer service one of your immediate life goals? We can help you!

Tomlinson Library is on the lookout for energetic, friendly, and helpful students to work with us! We have a variety of work to fit the interests and personalities of our students, and offer shifts during the week and on the weekends during library hours to fit with your class, study, and activity schedules. 

If you would like to be considered for a position with us in the Fall 2018 semester, please apply at Handshake!

For more information, stop by the Checkout & Reserves desk on the first floor of the Library, or call 970.248.1406. Read descriptions below...

Checkout & Reserves Desk – Provide excellent customer service at the Checkout & Reserves Desk, check books and materials in and out, assist patrons with computers and photocopiers, retrieve library materials, scan library materials, and assist with opening and closing the Library. Hours available are from 30 minutes before to 30 minutes after normal library hours.

Interlibrary Loan – Request materials from other libraries and send out requested materials, process materials for the morning courier, retrieve books and journals, and scan library materials. Must be detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines. Hours are weekday mornings.

Research Help Desk – Provide excellent customer service at the Research Help Desk, greeting patrons and connecting them with appropriate staff or departments. Assist with word and data processing, creating and maintaining resource lists, scanning documents, and testing web-accessible information; provide back-up support to the Checkout & Reserves and Interlibrary Loan departments; serve customers throughout the library as needed. Hours typically range between 8 am and 9 pm.

Shelving & Stack Maintenance – Shelve and shift books to keep the library collection in good order, provide customer service, and scan library materials. Must be detail-oriented. Must routinely transfer book totes weighing up to 30 pounds to rolling carts for transport. Hours available Sunday 1 pm to midnight, and Monday - Thursday 4 pm to midnight.

Special Collections – Work in a quiet, small-group setting helping to process and scan archival and digital materials and performing other duties as assigned.

Technical Services – Work in a quiet, small-group setting processing a variety of materials, editing bibliographic records, and performing other duties as assigned. Monday - Friday, daytime jobs.

Student Employment Guidelines

CMU students who have been awarded either work-study or MAVworks by the Financial Aid Department are encouraged to apply for a job in the John U. Tomlinson Library. View eligibility requirements in the Work Life tab of MAVzone, and view CMU job openings on the Handshake website.

Library supervisors review applications and contact selected applicants to arrange interviews. If hired, you will be asked to complete additional paperwork, and will need to bring either your Social Security card (not a copy) and photo ID or valid passport to complete a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, and a voided, blank check to enroll in direct deposit (required).