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Jobs at GVSU Libraries

Faculty & Staff Jobs

There are no Faculty or Staff jobs open at this time.

Library Specialist III

Mary Idema Pew Library Nights

Reporting to the Evening Operations and User Services Manager, this is an Access and Delivery position that works with User Experience staff member to oversee all aspects of library services and operations during late nights at the Mary Idema Pew Library. Responsibilities include closing the library, executing emergency and evacuation procedures, and communicating with units inside and outside the library. This position works in our user-centered service desk environment, while spending off desk hours working with task oriented processes that provide users with the access and delivery of library resources. A significant level of functional independence and flexibility to work varied shifts is required.

Student Jobs

Access & Delivery Student Assistant

The Access & Delivery Department needs you! We're looking for task-oriented, detail-driven students to help with checking in library materials, reshelving items, working in the mailroom, and working with our Automated Storage & Retrieval System (the cranes) at the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale campus. Interested? More details are available in the downloadable application below. Please complete it and bring it to the service desk at the Mary Idema Pew Library. 
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User Experience Student Assistant

Join a team designed to create a better experience for library patrons in the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons!  Become a User Experience Student Assistant and help staff the fast-paced library Service Desk.  Excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm for the library, and the ability to work collaboratively with other students and staff are required.  Primary responsibilities include assisting patrons with research and circulation needs, providing building information and tours, and assisting with emergency and safety procedures.  Many varieties of shifts are available, all applicants are expected to be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends, and extra hours during Exam Cram and for training purposes. 

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About the Area

Grand Valley State University is a public comprehensive four-year university located in western Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts nearly 25,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, including the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, which opened in June 2013. The new Library connects students, resources, and technology and change the face of education at GVSU. This new facility is designed with green building concepts and we are pursuing the highest possible LEED certification. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, and offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities, a moderate cost of living, and a high quality of life. For information related to the GVSU work/life experience, visit

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Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We are interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.