Employment at the Library

Library Student Assistants

During the Fall and Spring academic semesters, the Library & Gallery employs approximately 100 UMBC students. During the Summer and January sessions, we ordinarily employ about 30 students. Applications for employment are accepted year-round through our online job application form. Please remember to re-apply every semester.

Library Student Assistants must be current UMBC undergraduate or graduate students. You do not need to have a Federal Work Study Award or be receiving other financial aid to qualify. (Work Study students: please consult your financial aid counselor about the terms and limits of your aid. There may be a limit on the amount of paid work you can do each semester.)

Library Student Assistants should periodically review the Student Assistant's Manual for answers about time sheets, pay, and evaluations.

Read student job descriptions from each department to learn more.

Faculty or Professional Opportunities

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Technical or Support Staff Opportunities

  • Full Time Job - Library Services Technician

    POSITION TITLE:    Library Services Technician (Job # 014)

    PERSONNEL STATUS:    Nonexempt, Full-time, Regular
    DEPARTMENT:    Library
    CLOSING DATE:    2017-04-21

    RESPONSIBILITIES:    The incumbent will support the mission of the Circulation Department by coordinating activities related to USM-AI intercampus borrowing. Specific duties include: satisfying book requests using a quick and efficient work flow of shipping and receiving items; using an automated system to process library transactions; performing stacks maintenance; providing support to library patrons needing assistance with library resources and equipment, printing, and basic research help; performing security duties such as opening, closing and patrolling the building, and applying measures to prevent theft of library materials; providing excellent customer service; and performing other duties as assigned. Work Schedule is Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Monday to Thursday 4:00 p.m. -12:30 a.m.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Requires a High School Diploma or GED and at least one year of library or related clerical or public service experience. Must have experience in a customer service environment serving a diverse population, with preference given to experience in a library’s circulation or stacks department. Must have: highly effective communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to provide guidance and instructions to student assistants and to organize work to meet conflicting demands while maintaining careful attention to detail; the demonstrated ability to work independently, to work cooperatively on a team, and to exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions. Note: This position may require a background check.

    SALARY:    Pay Range 7 (starting at $30,177) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program

    APPLICATION:    Applications are available for download on our website at: www.umbc.edu/hr/employment or by calling 410-455 2337 for an application (a cover letter and resume may be submitted in addition to the application). Interested and qualified candidates must submit a UMBC application (indicate position title and Job #014 on the application) no later than April 21, 2017 to: UMBC Department of Human Resources, 532 Administration Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250

    As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.


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