Welcome to the University Library!

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society.  Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.

Iowa State University is an Affirmative Action employer and will take action to ensure that employment practices are free of discrimination. Iowa State University is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, 3280 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

ISU Library Student Employment:

To apply for a Student Assistant position at the Library, please complete our online application.

Online student employment application form

We are the hub of campus and here to facilitate the research pursuits of faculty, students and staff. You might shelve books, assist at a help desk, update records, or work in information technology. Fulfilling the needs of library users is our primary goal and you can help make the difference and enhance the library experience for our visitors.

The library employs over 100 student employees.  Students are hired over the course of each semester.  Here is a list of departments that hire student assistants.

  • Business Services
  • Circulation
  • Design Reading Room
  • Digital Repository
  • Electronic Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Metadata Services
  • Preservation
  • Resource Sharing and Acquisitions
  • Stacks Management
  • Special Collections and University Archives
  • Veterinary Medicine Library

Library Student Employment Office | 302 Parks Library | 515 294-4176 | library@iastate.edu

ISU Employment Opportunities (ISU Faculty and Staff Vacancies):