Library Jobs for Students

Circulation Clerk

Now hiring for Fall 2022, Winter Break 2022-23, Spring 2023

Description of Duties:

  • Circulating library materials both online and manually
  • Answering patrons' directional and policy (not reference) questions
  • Sorting and re-shelving returned materials
  • Assisting the Collection Services Librarian and other library staff as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Punctuality and dependability are required!
  • Ability to perform detailed tasks with and without supervision.
  • A calm and even temperament is indispensable; good "people skills"
  • Ability to perform repetitive, but essential tasks

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous work experience in libraries, especially circulation
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress classification system
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Suite, web search engines, and library online catalogs

Starting Salary: $16.50/hr (work-study not required)

Questions about this position? Email the Collection Services Librarian.

An additional student job

Technical Services Assistant

No current openings

Description of Duties:

  • Recording the receipt of new books, journals, and other materials in our Integrated Library System
  • Physical processing of library materials
  • Retrieving items from the collection and preparing them for remote storage
  • Assisting the Acquisitions/Serials Librarian and other library staff, as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Attention to detail and dependability are required!
  • Ability to perform detailed tasks with and without supervision
  • A calm and even temperament is indispensable; good "people skills"
  • Ability to perform repetitive, but essential tasks

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous work experience in libraries, especially technical services
  • Previous work experience in physical processing of library materials
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress classification system
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Suite, especially Excel

Starting Salary: $16.50/hr (work-study not required)

How to Apply

These positions are open only to current graduate and undergraduate students of Duke University. These are not "paid-to-study" jobs.

We are looking for confident, patient, detail-oriented individuals who can work in a dynamic environment within a well defined range of duties.

Apply online here for the Circulation Clerk position.