Work in the Library

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions detailed below, please fill out the Student Employee Application. See Human Resources Jobs for WPI students for other options on campus.

 

Collections Management Assistant

Assists cataloging staff in maintaining accurate records of library holdings and processing library materials.

Reports to: Collections Management Coordinator

Schedule: Hours vary, Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Information Services Assistant

Assists patrons with use of library facilities and provides general and directional information.

Reports to: Access Services (Student) Coordinator

Schedule: Hours vary, may include evening and weekend hours.

Duties

  • Checks materials in and out from the circulating and reserves collections
  • Responds to Information Desk and telephone inquiries, directing questions to the appropriate staff member(s)
  • Answers directional and basic reference questions
  • Inputs and monitors Tech Suite reservations
  • Assists in collecting statistics on patrons
  • Collects and records payment of fines and fees
  • Assists patrons in use of printers, photocopiers, scanners, microfilm, and microfiche reader/printers
  • Assists in opening and/or closing procedures of library
  • Works on special projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Customer service oriented
  • Dependability
  • Familiarity with library procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision

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Interlibrary Loan Assistant

Assists in processing, retrieving, scanning, and charging out items for the Interlibrary Loan Department.

Reports to: Access Services Associate 
Schedule: Hours vary, Mon-Fri between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Duties

  • Processes and sends interlibrary loan lending and document delivery requests using ILLiad software
  • Retrieves items for processing and mailing
  • Scans articles ensuring that copies are clear and readable
  • Charges out books in the Voyager system
  • Other duties as needed

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Library Student Supervisor

Supervises students and general operation of the Information Desk in the absence of full-time staff.

Reports to: Access Services (Student) Coordinator
Schedule: Flexible evening and weekend hours

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Library Web and Marketing Assistant

Assists with maintenance of the library's website. Assists with online marketing efforts such as social media, the blog, and other outlets. 

Reports to: Access Services (Interlibrary Loan) Coordinator 
Schedule: Hours vary as needed.

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Stacks Assistant

Responsible for shelving books and maintaining the general collection in call number order.

Reports to: Access Services Associate
Schedule: Hours vary, may include evening and weekend hours.

Duties

  • Shelves books with accuracy in a timely fashion
  • Maintains shelves in a clean and orderly manner
  • Identifies material in need of repair
  • Conducts routine stack searches for overdue or missing items
  • Shifts library material as needed
  • Participates in inventory projects
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Dependable
  • Familiarity with library classification system preferred  

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Did you know?

We employ about 50 students over the course of a year. Without the student staff we would not be able to be open as many hours as we are.

I have a lot of responsibility as a supervisor, a circ student, and as reference desk personnel, such as helping others find out what the library has to offer them, keeping tabs on students and patrons, and of course working odd hours which accommodate my schedule.

Lindsey Miller
Class of 2013

It’s fun to learn how to take full advantage of all library resources and utilize this knowledge for personal use as well as to help library patrons. Also one of the best parts about working at the library is working alongside the wonderful full time staff and circ students.

Artur Lebedev
Class of 2012