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The University Library at Appalachian State University offers employment to over 125 students each year in many different departments. The job descriptions of Student Assistants working in the University Library vary between a wide-range of opportunities such as: administrative duties, mail room operators, reserve processing, shelving books, assisting patrons, checking books in/out, maintaining stacks, acquisitions, cataloging, ABC delivery, Digital Media Center assistant, maintaining operational hours, servicing Special Collections areas, computer technical assistants, digital transcription, working with local databases, and other special projects. Student Assistant positions allow students to learn more about the library system while gaining a hands-on experience with the operations of libraries and the working world.
Benefits and student development opportunities while working for the University Library:
The starting rate for Student Assistants is $7.25 per hour. Graduate Student Assistants earn $8.25 per hour.
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Thank you for your interest in library student employment. Currently, we have no positions available but please check back near the end of the semester.
Federal Work Study provides employment opportunities for students demonstrating financial need and is awarded as part of the student's Financial Aid package. Applications are made through the Financial Aid Office by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. We encourage each of our current student employees to fill out one of these forms every year.
Once awarded, all work study placements are made by the Student Employment Office, Thomas Hall. Students' work hours are based on the total amount awarded, and the amount earned through work study cannot exceed the Federal Work Study Award. Work Study students are usually given on average around 9 hours per week (graduate students around 7 hours per week) and cannot work past the last day of classes of each semester.