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Student Job Information

Rutgers University Libraries employs over 500 students working in various capacities across its 26 libraries and centers each year.  Student positions at the library include jobs in collection management, reference, public service, digital archiving, office assistance and special projects.

Pay rates range from $8.25 to $14.00 and are commensurate upon the degree of skill and experience required for the job.


Federal Work Study Program

The majority of student jobs in the Libraries are funded by the Federal Work Study Program (FWSP).  FWSP is a financial aid program funded by the federal government and the university that places eligible students in part-time campus employment so that they can earn funds while attending college.  Hours and work schedule must be arranged in conjunction with the department supervisor.  Students may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year and 35 hrs per year during the summer or when classes are not in session.

For further information on the FWSP and student employment at Rutgers University, please visit the Student Employment Office page at http://studentwork.rutgers.edu/new/FWSMenustudent.htm

How to apply for a library job…


New Brunswick Positions

Federal Work Study Student Hiring Process

New work study students assigned to a library in New Brunswick will be contacted by local administrators to schedule department assignments and instructions for payroll processing.  Department supervisors and managers will schedule hours, orientation and training for all newly assigned work study students.

Returning work study students will be contacted for work schedules by their immediate supervisors and managers.

Non-Work Study Hiring Process

To apply for a non-work study position at the Libraries you must first fill out an application.  Applications are available in person at any Rutgers University Library or printed and then hand carried or mailed to any Rutgers University Library.   These applications are not shared among libraries and different campuses.  Therefore, to apply to more than one library, an application should be submitted to each library.   For more information on library locations see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/libraries_centers.

Non-work study positions are very limited.  If a position is available, the applicant will be contacted by a supervisor for an interview.  A new application may be needed each semester with an updated work availability and schedule.

New Brunswick Job Descriptions


Newark Positions
John Cotton Dana Library and the Institute of Jazz Studies

Federal Work Study Student Hiring Process

Students report to the Library Supervisor in Access Services who will arrange an interview with the respective manager in each Department (Access Services, Reference/Interlibrary Loan, Administration, Technical Services, and Media) or a supervisor in the Institute of Jazz Studies for placement.

If an offer is made, students will be sent back to the Access Services supervisor who will then schedule an appointment with the Administrative Office in Newark where payroll paperwork for new students will commence.  All returning students should see the Access Services supervisor first before reporting to their departments.

Non-Work Study Hiring Process

The Dana Library and the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) do not normally hire non-work study students. Non-work study students may be hired in cases where the library or IJS needs a student employee with specialized skills that are not available in the pool of work study students.

  • All non-work study students requesting employment in the Dana Library or the Institute of Jazz Studies need to go to the Administrative Office, located on the 1st floor to complete an Application for Employment and provide an updated resume.
  • The resume and application is then shared with any faculty or staff in the library and IJS who may require a non-work study student to take on a project or work that would benefit the library or IJS.
  • Final approval for accepting all applicants is made by the Dana Library Administrative Office.
  • All non-work study students accepted by the Dana Library or IJS will be assigned to a supervisor in a designated department.
  • The Dana Library Administrative Office will maintain a file of applications and resumes.

Newark Job Descriptions [PDF]


Camden Positions
Paul Robeson Library

Federal Work Study Student Hiring Process

New work study students assigned to a library in Camden will be contacted by local administrators to schedule department assignments and instructions for payroll processing.  Department supervisors and managers will schedule hours, orientation and training for all newly assigned work study students.

Returning work study students will be contacted for work schedules by their immediate supervisors and managers.

Non-Work Study Hiring Process

The Robeson Library does not normally hire non-work study students.  Non-work study students may be hired in cases where the library needs a student employee with specialized skills that are not available in the pool of work study students or as special projects arise.

Student Employment Guidelines

  • Students awarded Federal Works Study get priority for open positions.
  • Employers review applicants and contact you for an interview.
  • Be sure to respond to all employer emails and phone messages promptly.

How Students Apply

All job inquires may be requested in person at the Paul Robeson Library Administrative office or via email to  Jennifer Reiber, Student Coordinator, jltaylor@rulmail.rutgers.edu or Monique Whittle, Business Manager, mwhittle@camden.rutgers.edu

Please provide the following information:
First Name, Last Name, email, telephone, major and resume (preferred).

Also provide your availability based on the hours the Library is open below.

Mon-Thur:  7:30am- 10pm
Fri:  7:30am- 5pm
Sat:  9am- 5pm
Sun:  Closed

After the Interview

  • Upon selection, you will need to be officially hired through the RIAS system. This entire process must be done in person in the Administrative Office at the Paul Robeson Library
  • Before your first day, you need to complete the I9 form.
  • The I9 is a required document from the federal government. To complete this document you will need original non expired documentation. Please read the following link for details. http://uhr.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/userfiles/ListofAcceptableDocuments.pdf

First Week of Work

  • Review work hour schedule
  • Absentee policies
  • Office  Dress and Demeanor
  • You can expect to be trained on resources, services and mechanics of the position
  • Due to the content you will be working with confidentiality statement may be required.

Camden Job Descriptions


Question and Comments to:
Erica Parin - reparin@rulmail.rutgers.edu