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Student Employment in the Library

About Working in the Library

The Claremont Colleges Library provides meaningful work opportunities to students of The Claremont Colleges. Library Student Assistants gain valuable work experience in a vital academic library while enhancing their research skills in support of their academic and career goals. The library provides a variety of different positions to meet the specific interests of students, and also provides professional development opportunities, including skill-building workshops and the chance to gain leadership experience by serving on library teams and committees. Enhance your student experience and begin your career at the library!

Application

If you are interested in working in the library, please fill out the Library Student Assistant Application. If your application meets the criteria for an available position, we’ll reach out to you for an interview.

Opportunities for Student Assistants
Asian Library
Help the head of the Asian Library in public services and collection processing. Perform copy cataloging for books and assist patrons in finding materials in the Asian Library collections using the online catalog, electronic resources, and other databases. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean. 
Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources
The Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources (CCEPS) integrates primary source materials more fully into the teaching and research mission of The Claremont Colleges by providing hands-on experience for both undergraduate and graduate students, while enhancing access to archival collections.
Digital Library
Digitize analog materials, including images, text, audio, and video, for the Claremont Colleges Digital Library. Create metadata records to make these resources accessible to library users and researchers.
Research, Teaching, and Learning Services
Refine your research and technology skills while creating digital learning tools, supporting the work of librarians, and co-planning workshops.
Scholarly Communications
Learn how to provide enhanced discovery and access to faculty and student research in Scholarship@Claremont, the repository for the research and scholarly output of members of The Claremont Colleges community.
Scholarly Information Resources
Use your organizational skills and attention to detail to assist our information resources teams in acquiring and processing new resources, including print books, physical media, and electronic resources. Assist with managing usage reports and maintaining print and electronic holdings data.
Special Collections and Archives
 Learn how to work with the unique collections of The Claremont Colleges Library. Page, shelve, digitize, and process special collections materials, preserving and making them available to researchers in Claremont and around the world. 
User Services and Resource Sharing
Develop customer service and communication skills helping library users at our service points. Learn about library resources and services, spend time in the stacks paging and shelving books, and work behind the scenes processing Resource Sharing requests.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the library looking for in student assistants?

The library is looking for highly-engaged students who are willing to learn and take on new challenges. A successful application highlights what you think you can contribute to the work of the library and what experiences or skills you hope to gain by working in the library.

Is the library currently hiring? I have applied, but haven't heard back.

The library hires across several divisions as needed. This means that we will keep your application on file for the full academic year. If your application meets the criteria for an available position, we will reach out to schedule an interview.

Is there someone I can follow up with questions about student employment?

You can contact the Student Worker Program Coordinator .

I do not have work study funds. Can I still apply to work at the library?

Yes. We hire students with and without work study.

Does the library hire international students?

Yes. If you are hired by the library and you don’t already have a Social Security number, you can work with the international student office on your campus and we will provide a letter of employment.

Does the library have positions available for students from other colleges or alumni?

Our student positions are available only to current students of the Claremont Colleges. You can find open library staff positions on The Claremont Colleges Services Employment Opportunities page .