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Library Student Worker FAQ

How many student workers do you have?

The library employs about forty student workers during the fall and spring semesters. Students work an average of about ten hours a week.

When can I apply for a job?

Applications are typically taken near the end of the Fall semester for the following spring semester and in March/April for summer and the following fall. Incoming freshmen are not considered for employment, but they may apply at the end of their first semester for employment during their second semester.

What kind of jobs do students have?

The Brackett Library could not function without the help of our wonderful student workers. Although positions and responsibilities vary with each department, student jobs fall into two major categories:

Public Service -- these students work at either the Circulation Desk or Information Desk, helping students find materials and check them out.

Behind-the-Scenes -- these students assist in the Interlibrary Loan Department, Serials Department, and Technical Services Department. They do not interact with the public as much, but their work is what makes the library run.

All of our workers receive extensive training and become very knowledgeable in the areas assigned to them.

Do I need previous library experience?

No. Although previous library work experience is helpful, it is not necessary. You will be fully trained if you are hired.

Will I really just be paid to study?

No. The daily operation of the library would not be possible without the work done by our student workers. However, we also treat our student workers very well, with annual reviews, possible raises, and lots of treats throughout the year. We seek to maintain a positive Christian family atmosphere while preparing you for the responsibilities of the working world.

How do I apply?

Applications will only be taken during posted hiring times. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

You must complete the following two forms in order to apply. Submit the forms to the Circulation Assistant at the Circulation Desk.

Harding Application for Student Employment
Supplemental library form

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