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Student Jobs

Polk Library is continually accepting applications for student employment. See below for descriptions of the positions available throughout the library. Wages start at $7.50-$7.90 an hour, and special consideration is given to students with work study awards.

The employment application is now electronic.  If you need assistance in filling out an application please contact the UW Oshkosh Polk Library Office by phone at 920-424-2147 or by email at


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Students in the archives department help organize, catalog and provide reference service to original, historical records. Most of the work is independent, however strong people and research skills are required to help provide access to the materials. Shifts are 9-12 or 1-4 and Tuesday evenings from 6-10.

Circulation Services

Student positions in Circulation Services entail working at the Circulation Desk as well as behind the scenes in the library stacks. This is a service-related position which requires quality customer service and attention to detail. Duties include checking in and out materials, giving directions, helping library patrons find items on the shelves, shelving returned materials and ensuring that items on the shelves are in proper order. Audio visual equipment and basic computer operation knowledge is helpful.

Work shifts are scheduled between 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM as well as some weekend hours. A typical shift is 2-4 hours.

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Education Materials Center (EMC)

Primary duties include shelving books and other EMC materials, assisting library users, and completing special projects as assigned. Other duties may include filling out book order slips, cleaning EMC shelving units, making sure that the shelves are in good order, keeping printer trays filled with paper, and helping with or independently creating displays. Typical shifts are afternoons and early evenings.

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Government Information

Students will be responsible for shelving materials including books and maps--10 %; filing and or checking in materials--10%; creation of lists using Microsoft WORD or Micro-soft Excel (will train) --70 %; service desk--help students and staff locate materials and/or search government and library web sites (will train) or refer patrons to document’s librarian-- 10%. It is desirable that applicants are available to work at least one evening shift between Sunday and Wednesday night.

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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Hours: flexible, to be worked between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., M - F, no evenings or weekends.

Job duties: computer work in various programs, scanning, copying, faxing, shipping, and collecting material from all over the library to provide to other libraries.

Skills desired: Accuracy, attention to detail, ability to work independently as well as with others.

Intangible benefits: you will learn your way around Polk Library, interact with our friendly and helpful staff, and most likely will gain useful knowledge to help you with your own coursework and research.

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Library Administrative Office

Work at the library office involves punctuality and reliability, quality customer service skills, collecting and counting money from public copiers, answering the phone, filing, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents computer work, and general office skills. Shifts vary throughout the weekday. Office hours are 8:00-4:30pm weekdays only.

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Library Technology Services

STEP Web Developer Internship
Research, Design and Program real-world web development projects.

Polk 101

Student assistants at the reference desk primarily answer questions about library use, especially library resources in Polk and online. Since Polk 101 is one of the busiest printing areas on campus, duties will include refilling printer paper and troubleshooting computer and printer problems. In addition, students will re-shelve reference books, clean/dust in Polk 101, keep reference desk statistics, and other duties as assigned.

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Technical Services & Collection Development

General information: Students are frequently cross-trained between the different areas and are also occasionally involved in special projects. All positions require attention to detail and the physical handling of books, boxes of books, etc. These are not public service positions. There are no evening or weekend hours; students will work their hours between 7:45 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Outline of individual areas: Periodicals/Bindery: Shelving current periodicals (journals). Opening and stamping mail. Packing, unpacking and processing bindery items.

Acquisitions: Unpacking shipments of books. Reconciling numbers and amounts. Updating computer records. Cataloging/Processing: Processing new material. Handling the withdrawal of material. Updating computer records.

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