Jobs at the Library

Employment Opportunities

Open Library Faculty and Academic Professional Positions

None at this time.

Open Library Staff Positions

None at this time.


Student Employees at the Library

The Portland State University Library employs students to staff service desks, shelve materials, process new materials, support library systems and technologies, and assist in Special Collections and University Archives.

There are many benefits to working in the Library:

  • Because the library is open approximately 100 hours a week, we often can offer very flexible schedules
  • Starting pay is around $10/hour
  • You’ll learn how to use the Library better, and improve your research skills
  • Student workers have told us that meeting great people is one of the best parts of working here

Current Opening:

Work Study Library Resource Sharing Student Assistant

The PSU Library Resource Sharing department is seeking work study student workers to assist with the day-to-day processing of library materials. Potential candidates will work an average of 15 hours weekdays, with some potential for weekend shifts.

Applicants must have Fall 2014 Work Study Award.

Required:

  • Work study award certificate
  • Detail oriented
  • Responsible
  • Able to easily move from one task to another
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to stay on task
  • Willingness to preform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work an established schedule

How to Apply:

Use Career Connect or email resume and cover letter to keecha@pdx.edu

Please consider applying for a job at the Library.
If you have any questions, please contact Anne Keech: keecha@pdx.edu or (503) 725-5868.


Volunteering at the University Library

Portland State University Library works with volunteers to provide valuable support for the Library’s vision and core themes. The Library works with unpaid interns and special project volunteers. Both are considered volunteers.

Internships

The Library offers limited unpaid internships for students enrolled in an accredited library science program and/or enrolled in a PSU program related to library science or special collections. Interns work with one or more PSU Librarians and staff to develop shared goals, timelines, and assessments that meet the requirements of the library science program as well as serve the Library. If you are interested in serving as an intern at the Library, please email a short description of the type of project(s) you seek, the name of the program in which you are enrolled, and your availability to library.pdx.edu.

Special Project Volunteers

The Library occasionally works with project volunteers, often former PSU faculty and staff or individuals associated with a collection in Special Collections. By nature, these special project volunteer positions are generally filled by invitation. If you have questions, please email us: library.pdx.edu.