Student Assistant Employment Eligibility
To be eligible for student employment, you must be a registered student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You will need to provide documentation to accompany an I-9 form (see List of Acceptable Documents for I-9 Form), and must complete State and Federal tax forms and a Selective Service Registration Compliance form. These forms are available in the Library Personnel Office once an offer for hire has been made.
Application Process for Student Assistant Employment
To apply for a Student Assistant position in the University Library, you need to complete the following steps:
Potential Employing Departments
Student Assistant positions are posted online on the Library's Job Opportunities webpage. The departments below are also the primary employing units for Student Assistants. You may contact individual departments to inquire about job openings.
Located in Davis Library, Students Assistants employed by the Circulation Department assist patrons with check out and renewal of materials; answer simple informational questions; discharge, sort, and shelve materials; and assist with other duties as needed. Evening and weekend hours may be available.
Located in buildings across campus, the departmental libraries are specialized, subject-based libraries. Student Assistants in the departmental libraries assist with a wide range of duties in a much smaller setting. Duties may include circulation, assisting patrons with questions, working with reserve materials, discharging, sorting and shelving materials and other duties as needed. Evening and weekend hours may be available. For job openings contact individual libraries.
Located in Davis Library, the Main Library Reference Department employs student assistants who work primarily on the Reference Desk answering questions and assisting patrons. Student assistants in the Reference Department may also work in processing and shelving positions in Documents and Reference, as desk assistants in Microforms, and as student assistants in the Maps section of the Reference Department. Student employees in this department receive extensive training in reference materials, both in print and online. Evening and weekend hours may be available. Some student positions in the Reference Department are paid at a higher rate. To learn more about these positions, please contact the Reference Department.
Located in Wilson Library, Special Collection departments include Manuscripts, Photographic Archives, the North Carolina Collection, and the Rare Book Collection. Student assistants in Special Collection departments work with rare and unique library materials, and assist with circulation, reference, and directing patrons. Weekend hours may be available. You may contact individual departments to inquire about job openings.
The Technical Services departments include Acquisitions, Catalog, Collection Development and Preservation. Located in Davis Library, student employees in these departments assist with searching print and online resources to aid in the selection, acquisition and cataloging of newly acquired materials, and preparing materials for circulation. You may contact the individual department about job openings.
Undergraduate Library (962-1355)
The newly renovated Undergraduate Library (and UL Media Resources Center) employs Student Assistants to assist with circulation and reference duties in the Undergraduate Library. Student Assistants in the UL work with materials in a number of formats (print, electronic, video, audio) and assist with the course reserve collections. Evening and weekend hours may be available. Some student positions in the Undergraduate Library are paid at a higher rate. To learn more about these positions, please contact the Undergraduate Library.