Student Jobs


View our open positions for general student employment below.  Ready to apply?  Send your resume and semester schedule to the supervisor listed with the job.

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East Asian Studies Student Assistant

Location: Thompson Library
Work Schedule: Varies, M-F
Hours per Week: 10
Hourly wage: $8.15-$9.50
Supervisor/Contact: Mason Kamolpechara,

Responsibilities: Student assists East Asian Studies librarians in maintaining the East Asian Studies office, handling various office/clerical tasks, and processing of new materials. Additional duties may include social media work and/or some collection analysis. The position involves helping library users on occasion and developing services to help remote users of the library gain access to research materials. Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean language skills are not required, but are preferred and helpful for daily tasks. For students who are studying East Asian Studies, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, this job provides an opportunity to gain practical experience applying skills learned in the classroom.

Required qualifications: Ability to follow directions with accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Computer Experience.  Ability to work independently.

To apply, please a resume and semester schedule to Mason Kamolpechara,

Cataloging Student Assistant - French

Location: Libraries Tech Center, 1165 Kinnear Road (West Campus)
Work Schedule: Flexible, between 8am-6pm, M-F
Hours per Week: Up to 38 (summer)
Hourly wage: $9.50
Supervisor/Contact: John Hager,

Responsibilities: Collection, Description, and Access Department is seeking a Student Cataloging Assistant to search, update and create records for French books. He/she will search online databases (OCLC and Sierra), update and save information. Basic training on library systems will be provided. May have other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: Fluency in French is required.  Good verbal communication and organizational skills, computer skills.  Basic training will be provided for using the cataloging interface and database, and for learning basic library principles.

To apply, please submit resume and semester schedule to John Hager,

Biological Sciences/Parmacy Library Student Assistant

Location: Biological Sciences/Pharmacy Library, 102 Riffe Blvd. 
Work Schedule: Assigned by Supervisor
Hours per Week: Varies
Hourly wage: $8.15-$9.50
Supervisor/Contact: Amanda Clark,

Responsibilities: Responsible for providing assistance to library users at circulation desk. Must become familiar with and be able to interpret libraries policies and procedures. Required to use OSCAR, Millennium and the Research Databases, our online catalogs and circulation systems; used to charge, discharge, save and search for library materials: Check and verify user identification numbers and addresses; and help library users search for materials. Other duties include: Scanning material for distribution; Answering basic directional and informational questions either in person or by telephone; Copying and retrieving materials for interlibrary loan distribution; Sorting and distributing mail; Processing page request sent via OSCAR/ Millennium; Sorting, shelving, shelfreading, targeting materials to prevent theft; Picking up and straightening circulation and reading room areas; Troubleshooting printer problems; Troubleshooting photocopier problems; Instructing users on the operation of audiovisual equipment for the use of microfilms, tapes, videotapes, etc.; Assisting supervisors in the processing and circulation of reserve materials 
(books, reprints, Journals); Identifying library materials for possible referral to collection maintenance; May require traveling to other library locations for the retrieval of materials; Maintenance of various areas of the library (dusting, watering plants, cleaning, etc.); Shifting library materials. 

Requirements: Familiarity with computer keyboard desired. Ability to work well with others. Good communication skills in English.

To apply, please submit resume and semester schedule to Amanda Clark,

Book Depository Student Assistant

Location: Library Book Depository (2700 Kenny Road, West Campus)
Work Schedule: Between 8am-5pm, including Sat, Sun
Hours per Week: Up to 28
Hourly wage: $9.50
Supervisor/Contact: Kyle Nugent, 

Responsibilities: Moves, unpacks, sorts, sizes and arranges incoming items in book trays.  Affixes locator bar codes to library and special collection items and inputs bar code numbers into FELIX, the libraries’ on-line catalog system. Performs item record maintenance including updating item records on FELIX to reflect correct location and status; makes additional changes or corrections to item records as necessary.  Verifies that information entered into item records is accurate; also maintains quality control of shelf assignments when shelving or re-shelving using hand-held computer.  Constructs cardboard book trays as needed.  Retrieves items from warehouses for patrons and processes requests.  Performs outgoing circulation-related functions.  Checks items "in" on FELIX as they are returned by patrons.  Prepares outgoing requests for mail or delivery.  Makes deliveries to the Main Library daily and other campus libraries and special collection areas as necessary using the Depository cargo van.  Operates a high-level order picker in warehouse at elevations up to and including 32 feet to retrieve, shelve and inventory items housed in the warehouses.  Shifts shelves in warehouse areas when necessary.  Performs on-going inventory of collection, similar to routine shelf reading projects.  Prepares items for treatment in Collection Maintenance Division due to poor physical condition.  Performs general office tasks such as answering telephones, word processing on personal computer and filing.  Works to improve the physical appearance of the department and warehouses as necessary.  

Required qualifications: Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must be detail oriented.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs when necessary.

Preference givent o candidates who can work weekends. To apply, please submit resume and semester schedule to Kyle Nugent,

Cataloging Student Assistant - Arabic

Location: Libraries Tech Center, 1165 Kinnear Road (West Campus)
Work Schedule: Flexible, between 8am-6pm, M-F
Hours per Week: 11-20
Hourly wage: $10.00
Supervisor/Contact: Zaineb Bayahy, 

Responsibilities: Cataloging department is seeking a student assistant who is fluent in Arabic language. He/she will search for records in online databases (OCLC and Sierra) and save and update information. Working hours are flexible between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. May have other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: Fluency in Arabic is required.  Ability to use a Windows PC to input data into bibliographical records. Good verbal communication and organizational skills, computer skills, familiarity with online search engines and databases, and willing to learn basic cataloging principles. Basic training will be provided for using the cataloging interface and database, and for learning basic library principles.

To apply, please submit resume and semester schedule to Zaineb Bayahy,

Friends of the Libraries Student Assistant

Work Location: Thompson Library
Work Schedule: Assigned by Supervisor
Hours per Week: Up to 10 hours
Hourly wage: $8.15-$9.50
Supervisor/Contact: Larry Allen, 

Responsibilities: Using University vehicles (vans), pick up book donations from individuals, offices and libraries and transport them to the Libraries Tech Center facility. This involves loading and unloading boxes at both the pickup and delivery points.  Assisting volunteers at the Libraries Tech Center facility with the unpacking, sorting and shelving of book donations for processing.  Packing boxes of unused book donations for shipment to Better World Books.  Coordinating arrangements with Better World Books to pick up pallets of boxed book donations; this includes arranging a pick up time with Better World Books, and being at the Libraries Tech Center facility to admit the delivery truck to the loading dock and assisting the driver in getting the pallets to the truck.  Ordering supplies (boxes, packing materials, tape) from Better World Books for future shipments.  Assisting the Communications Department with various errands, including delivering library printed materials to locations across campus, distributing library promotional materials throughout the libraries, and other activities as needed. 

Required Qualifications: Individual in this position will be required to frequently lift boxes that weigh 50 pounds or more. The individual will need a valid Ohio’s driver license.  Requires the successful completion of a motor vehicle background check.

To apply please submit a resume and semester schedule to Larry Allen,  Please include specific times available to make book pickups.

Facilities Student Assistant

Work Location: Thompson Library
Work Schedule: Assigned by Supervisor
Hours per Week: 20 hours max
Hourly wage: $8.15-$9.50
Supervisor/Contact: Mark Moziejko,

Responsibilities: Processes library mail and materials, including Library delivery, OhioLink, CIC UPS, and other shipping vendors; sorts and delivers mail and packages; other mail tasks as assigned; supports facilities needs including cleaning tables, glass cleaning, spot carpet cleaning or repair; moves furniture or other equipment for cleaning or for event set up/tear down as needed; performs small repairs; assists with statistics gathering and other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Knowlege of cleaning, handy man or mail experience desired; ability to use windows applications desired; ability to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.

To apply please submit a resume and schedule of available work hours for the current semester to Mark Moziejko,

Mail Room & Labeling Student Assistant

Location: Libraries Tech Center, 1165 Kinnear Road (West Campus)
Work Schedule:
 See below
Hours per Week: Varies
Hourly wage: $8.15 - $9.50
Supervisor/Contact: Debra Jackson,


Mail Room: Set up mail room in a.m.; Receive and sort campus mail, deliver to recipients in building; Receive and sign for packages from UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL; deliver items to recipient; Sort outgoing mail and books; Answer the door; Keep mail room tidy; Weigh outgoing packages; Miscellaneous duties as required 

Labelling: Scan barcodes and print labels for books; Cut and apply labels to books; Stamp with OSU property stamp; Affix Mylar covers to books; Insert metallic security strip to book as required; Affix book plates in select books; Sort labeled books based on location and special requirements; Maintain labeling printer; Complete searches for rush request books; Keep daily statistics.

Required qualifications: Ability to work independently with attention to detail; Familiarity with MS Word, Excel and Access would be helpful. Knowledge of basic office procedures helpful (typing, filing, etc.); Ability to lift/move mail bins, boxes, (may use a dolly) but be capable of lifting 20-30 lbs; Student must be dependable, and committed to working their scheduled hours

This job is located at the Libraries Tech Center (West Campus).  Must be available to work Wednesday- 12:00pm-3:00pm.

All shifts from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday are available for summer term.

To apply, please submit a resume and your schedule of available hours for the current semester to Debra Jackson,

Security Student

Work Location:Thompson Library
Work Schedule: Varies
Hours per Week: up to 28 hours per week
Hourly wage: $8.15 - 9.50/hr
Supervisor/Contact: Brent Lewis,

Responsibilities: Security students patrol and inspect University property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal activity. Security students protect the University's investments, enforce rules on libraries' property, and deter criminal activity or other problems. They use radios, telephones, and computers to communicate and assist.

Security students must show good judgment and common sense, and follow directions and directives from supervisors. Students must be able to accept and carryout assignments from the Security Supervisors in addition to assist and direct others to safety during evacuations, fire alarms or other incidents. Security Students should have a professional appearance and attitude, be able to work and communicate with members of a diverse population; in addition to serving OSU faculty, staff, and students.

Security shifts are of 2 types: "stationary" and "mobile". During the static portion of shifts security students will be assigned to a security desk for a specific length of time. The students must become closely acquainted with the property and people associated with the university, complete all tasks assigned them, and often monitor alarms and closed-circuit cameras. In contrast during the mobile portion of shifts security students are assigned to move from location to location and conduct security checks within assigned areas. Students must be available at all times to answer questions and assist the public in locating materials and giving directions.

Security students are required to write comprehensive reports outlining their observations and activities during their assigned shifts. They may also interview witnesses and/or victims, or prepare Incident and Emergency reports. In a large organization such as OSU Libraries specific job responsibilities vary with the needs of the libraries. Security students may assist other departments in University Libraries such as Planning and Administration, Public Relations & Events staff (room set-up/tear down) Ohio Link, Mail Room, Copy Center, Friends of the Libraries, facility maintenance, Painting, etc..

Required qualifications: Candidates should enjoy working with people and meeting a diverse public. This job includes writing reports, using computers, working with database, etc. Some skill will require training. Students in this job provide services directly to members of a large and diverse community, in addition to serving OSU faculty, staff, and students. Position reports to the Security Supervisor and Security Manager.

To apply, please submit a resume and your schedule of available hours for the current semester to Brent Lewis,