Jobs at the Library

Employment Opportunities

Open Library Faculty and Academic Professional Positions

Part-Time, Temporary Reference & Instruction Librarian Pool

Posted: 8/22/16
Closes: 8/31/16
Portland, OR

Portland State University Library is seeking applicants to add a few individuals to its existing pool of part-time, temporary reference librarians starting Fall 2016.

Duties include: providing reference services (in person and online), on-call instruction, or developing or revising online tutorials, videos, and other informational resources for students, faculty and the public at a busy urban academic library. Shifts include weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings, and weekend afternoons. Shifts are on a regular schedule and each librarian would work one or more shifts per week. There are also some on-call opportunities.

Required Qualifications:
– Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
– Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:
– Reference experience in academic libraries

To Apply: E-mail cover letter and CV (Word, RTF, or PDF files or links to web pages) to Stephanie Doig.

Application deadline: 31 August 2016

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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 minimum wage.
  • 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.

How to Apply:

Use Career Connect, or email resume and cover letter to

Please consider applying for a job at the Library.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Keech: 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.


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

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: