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

Current Opening

Library Storage Student Assistant

Employment Start Date: 6/13/16
Work Schedule: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
20 Hours per Week; $9.25 per hour

The Library is hiring students for part-time positions to work on reorganizing the physical collection in an off-site storage warehouse. Transportation is provided to the storage facility. The duration of the job is for summer term, with potential to turn into a more permanent student worker position. Dependability and time management are essential for this position. The job will require working in a warehouse setting (potential heat and dust exposure), climbing up and down ladders, having full range of motion, pushing full book carts and regularly lifting up to 20-50 pounds.

Applicants must be current PSU students who will be registered for Fall 2016 classes.

How to Apply:   Apply Via Career Connect
(Please submit a cover letter, resume and references.)

General Information About Student Jobs

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.

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: