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Student shelving booksStaff Positions

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Librarian/Faculty Positions

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Student Positions

As an academic library, we rely heavily on our student assistants to help with many tasks such as processing and shelving library materials, and staffing public service desks at Burling, Kistle, the Burling Media Room and Special Collections. Students are hired to work in all areas of the Libraries and are directly supervised by library staff members. We tend to do the bulk of our hiring near the beginning of each semester, but occasionally have openings throughout the year. We accept applications for the academic year, as well as for all college breaks. For questions, contact Micki Behounek via email or phone (641-269-3354).


Library Student Employment Application

Job Descriptions

This is a summary of the student jobs available at the Grinnell College Libraries. Included is a short summary of the duties of each position, job qualifications, learning outcomes, and expectations.


The Grinnell College Libraries Student Employment Handbook has been prepared to give student employees an understanding of what they can expect from us as faculty, staff, and supervisors, and what we, in turn, expect of ALL student employees in the Libraries.