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Library Human Resource Services Office
117 Parks Library
(515) 294-4176
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

ISU Employment Opportunities (ISU Faculty and Staff Vacancies):


ISU Library Student Employment:

Online student employment application form

Welcome to the University Library!

We are a service organization and here to help students and faculty successfully pursue research needs. Everything we do is related to public service; so, whether you are working at a public service desk, in technical services labeling, updating records, or with information technology, the needs of library users are our primary concern. Because the size and complexity of the library can be an intimidating place for some, you can make a difference and enhance the library experience for our patrons.

The library employs over 100 student employees. Several students are hired each semester, as well as, throughout each semester.

Here is a list of departments that hire student assistants.

  • Circulation Desk
  • Conservation Unit
  • Preservation Department
  • Digital Initiative
  • Stacks Management
  • Veterinary Medicine Library
  • Design Reading Room
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Lending-Interlibrary Loan
  • Electronic Resources
  • Serials Receipts
  • Instruction
  • Learning Connections Center
  • Media Center

For more information and to apply for student assistant positions please stop by the Library Human Resources Office, 117 Parks Library or apply online.

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