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Student Jobs at GVSU Libraries

Student Jobs

Knowledge Market Research Consultant

Research consultants guide fellow students through the research process, from brainstorming ideas to finding information and evaluating resources. Research consultants

  • work one-on-one and in groups with students in the library
  • assist librarians in classroom settings
  • gain valuable experience that employers are looking for

Consultants are trained to use library databases, government information, and even Google. They learn about interesting topics alongside students and develop their own skills in the process. Curious students are encouraged to apply. 

We are not taking applications for Knowledge Market Consultants at this time

Access & Delivery Student Assistant

The Access & Delivery Department is in search of highly motivated individuals! If you thrive in fast-paced environments and look forward to variety, this is the job for you! We’re looking for detail-oriented students to help with checking in library materials, re-shelving 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.

All applicants are expected to be able to work flexible hours, including some late nights and weekends.

To apply, pick up an application at the Mary Idema Pew Library Service Desk, June 19th through the 27th.

User Experience Student Assistant

Join a team designed to create a better experience for library patrons in  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. 

We are not taking applications at this time.



Off the Shelf Publication Assistant

The Publication Assistant will provide writing and publication support to create a visually appealing, informative, and clear way to share the University Libraries' impact through the print publication Off the Shelf. The Publication Assistant assists with the editing, proofreading, selection and creation of Off the Shelf issue content (writing, images, pull quotes, and page design). The Publication Assistant also uses InDesign to create and edit page layouts.   

The Publication Assistant collaborates with the graphic designer and the Off the Shelf editors to create the best publication possible. The position involves attendance of team meetings, presenting the designs created, and taking feedback. This job requires knowledge of InDesign, design strategies, journalistic writing, copy editing, AP Style, and the ability following style guidelines.

Employment dates: September- November (2017) and January - March of 2018

Approximately 8 hours per week, flexible to student schedule

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra at


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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.