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Student Library Jobs

The Libraries employ students in a variety of jobs, providing valuable work experience and connections. Students may not work at their campus job more than ten hours per week, but may hold more than one on-campus position to meet this allowance. Students with "Federal Work-Study" or "Smith Campus Job" in their award notification have priority for all jobs on campus. 

To see current student library job openings, log in to WorkDay and follow these instructions from the Student Employment Office.

Examples of Student Library Jobs

The following are examples of the type of work performed by student assistants at the Smith College Libraries.

Donor Communications Assistant: Gather up-to-date contact information from Sophia Smith Collection (SSC) donors through letters and emails. Ensure that governing access notes in ArchivesSpace agree with the legal agreements governing the collection.

Outreach Assistant: Serve as an advisor on projects for the First Years’ Experience & Engagement Librarian and for the Libraries’ Teaching, Learning, & Research (TLR) unit. Projects may include working on Libraries outreach and marketing materials, assisting with the organization of orientation events, and more.

Student Library Assistant: Help library users check materials out, check in returned materials, greet visitors, answer basic questions.

Digital Services Assistant: Assist the User Experience Librarian and Assessment & User Experience Team with projects, including editing online course and subject guides, book ordering, and monitoring and analyzing "Ask Us" questions.

User Experience Assistant: Support the Libraries’ user experience (UX) studies, including preparation for usability testing, recruiting participants, outreach to campus departments, data entry, working with spreadsheets and data visualization.  

Digital Access Assistant: Support class materials requests and distance reference during Covid restrictions. Process scans, check quality, and ensure accessibility of materials prior to their being delivered to requesters or posted on our online repositories.

Library Collections Assistant: Help maintain access to the Libraries’ collections by arriving print books and journals, editing records in the library catalog, data entry for eJournals, online databases, and receiving and processing new book orders.

Mortimer Rare Books Collection Student Assistant: Assist the rare books technical services librarian in inventorying a portion of the Mortimer Rare Books Collection’s Dewey collection, as well as flagging and shelving newly cataloged books.

Reference Services Assistant: Support Special Collections reference by looking through the collections to answer research questions and evaluating materials in preparation for digitization.

Library Staff Positions

Cataloging Librarian

The Cataloging Librarian serves as the Smith College Libraries’ local expert in bibliographic cataloging, creating rich metadata to provide timely access to the Smith collections. Apply here.

Digital Archivist

As a member of the Technical Services unit within Special Collections, Smith College Libraries, the Digital Archivist will provide practical implementation, expertise, and leadership in areas related to born-digital and digitized collection materials. Apply here.

Digital Library Applications Administrator

The Digital Library Applications Administrator provides support for multiple software and web packages across Smith College Libraries, with a particular emphasis on tools used by Special Collections for the management, distribution, and preservation of archival holdings. Apply here.

Digital Technologies Librarian

The Digital Technologies Librarian partners with project and product managers as well as internal stakeholders to establish priorities, communicate with a range of teams, stakeholders and users at the library, and define products to drive completion of tech goals. Apply here.

Electronic Resources Librarian

The Electronic Resources Librarian will be a member of the Electronic Resources and Serials group within the Collection and Discovery Services team. Smith College is a member of the Five College Consortium and we have recently moved to a shared catalog in the FOLIO integrated library system. Apply here.

Gloria Steinem Collection Archivist

This 2 year position will review, generate a processing plan, and process the Gloria Steinem Papers in the Sophia Smith Collection with the goal of making the collection more accessible and improving description. Apply here.

Head of Special Collections - Technical Services

Filling a core leadership role in the department, the head of technical service is primarily responsible for the long-term stewardship and care of Smith College’s world-class special collections. Apply here.

Visual Arts Librarian

As a member of a blended department of librarians, educational technologists, and spatial analysis specialists within Smith College Libraries, support academic departments and the arts community through Hillyer Art Library. Apply here.