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Student Positions

Student Positions

Eligible undergraduate or graduate students may apply for student jobs. Student employees receive an hourly wage.


  • Currently enrolled at UA for at least one credit hour during the fall and spring semesters
  • For summer or winter session, you must be enrolled in the current session (at the time of hire), or must have attended the previous semester and be pre-registered for the following semester
  • If new to the UA or ineligible for the previous semester, you must be attending classes at the time of hire
  • Students may only work student positions and are disqualified from applying for Regular or Temporary positions with the University Libraries

Job Openings

  • Library Website Assistant: we are seeking a student with excellent communication skills to work with us on our library website redesign, which requires writing for the web as well as conducting user research (focus groups, usability testing, etc.). It’s a great opportunity to work in a fun, highly collaborative environment and help improve the library experience for students. The job posting closes Sunday, August 20th. Apply online at WildCat JobLink (search “Library Website Assistant” or job #0408111) or email Rebecca Blakiston directly with your resume and cover letter.
  • Most other open positions will be posted on UA Career Services under Wildcat Joblink. Check often for new positions. 
  • Other positions, such as book reshelvers, are often available but not posted.  Turnover is frequent and there are peak times of activity, so we encourage you to apply at any time during the year.   
  • The Libraries' Human Resources staff do not coordinate student recruitment and hiring so we do not know what General Student Positions are posted.

How to Apply 

  1. If you are responding to a posting at Wildcat Joblink apply as directed.  Some postings request you apply online at the website; some postings request you email your application materials.
  2. If no posting is known or for general student employment, print out the UA Libraries & Press Student Employment Application (a 3-page application  form).
  3. Fill out all of the requested information.  Include the sheet specifying when you are available. Make a copy for yourself so you can submit it again, if desired.
  4. A resume and letter of interest are advised if
    • You want to highlight specific experience or skills (such as graphics, website or software skills), or have a special interest or prefer a certain type of position (such as clerical, IT).
    • You want to speed up the process of getting someone interested in you as a qualified applicant.
  5. Staple the pages together.
  6. Submit your application packet any day of the week/any time, to the any of the library service desks (Main, Special Collections, Science-Engineering or Fine Arts). Note: If you want a job at either the Law or Health Sciences Libraries, you’ll need to apply to them separately.
  7. Our follow-up process: We can only promise we will contact you if we are interested in interviewing you. We do not know where your application is in any given recruitment process.

Last modified: August 20, 2014