The Library is hiring! Come join our team. The following positions are currently available:

Weekend Circulation Manager

The Christopher Center is hiring a Weekend Circulation Manager (WCM) for the 2024-2025 academic year! The WCM is the only nonstudent staff member in the Library for much of the weekend. Using sound judgment, this person must address all problems, incidents, and emergencies that arise. The WCM is partially responsible for managing the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS). In concert with the other three Circulation Managers, this manager provides the following: support services normally delivered at the Circulation and Media Desks (including collection management, equipment reservations, copy machine services, and routine shelving); supervision of circulation student assistants; and special projects as assigned. This is a limited part-time, academic year (August 17, 2024 through May 4, 2025) position scheduled for 14.25 hours per weekend. There is a potential for renewed employment in subsequent academic years. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.

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Student Assistant Positions

Student help is a vital part of the Library's day-to-day operations; in fact, we are one of the largest student employers on campus! Nearly every department of the library employs students, their jobs ranging from patron assistance to office tasks to specialized departmental work. Generally, the library hires new students only at the start of each semester (including summer semesters). It is best to apply a month before the semester in which you want to begin working.

We are currently accepting applications for fall. All student employee positions pay $9.00/hour at the time of initial hiring.

Student Employee Application

Positions Available (Fall 2024)

TITLE: Interlibrary Loan Assistant (one position available)
HOURS: 4-8 hours per week.
REPORTS TO: Interlibrary Loan Manager
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Students assist the Interlibrary Loan Manager in processing borrowing and lending requests. This includes pulling material from the stacks, processing and preparing items for mailing to other libraries, scanning articles/chapters from print material to deliver electronically to other libraries, receiving incoming mail, preparing requested items for delivery to Valpo patrons, and other duties as assigned. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and maintain accurate records of all incoming and outgoing material.


TITLE: Circulation Assistants (8-10 positions)
HOURS: 6-8 hours per week. Weekday/evening/weekend hours needed.
REPORTS TO: Circulation Managers
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Provide routine circulation and research services to library patrons. Shelve books and media material and help maintain stack order. Perform other duties as assigned by Circulation Managers.


TITLE: Archives Student Assistant (one position available)
HOURS: Flexible
REPORTS TO: Archivist
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Student assistants in the Archives & Special Collections Department must exhibit attention to detail, be able to follow detailed instructions, and function under the guidelines as set out in the archive student-training manual. Areas of work may include processing, preserving, digitizing, displaying and maintaining access to the various formats of material contained in the department.


Applications are accepted during the following periods:

  • For fall semester employment: returning students, pick up an application by the end of April.
  • For spring semester employment: pick up an application by the end of November

For more information on available student jobs across campus, you are encouraged to visit Handshake, the student career management platform.


Volunteer, Internship, and Practicum Opportunities

Positions appropriate for volunteer work are occasionally available at the Christopher Center. If you are interested in such a position, please submit your cover letter and resume (via email) to Library Administration (Jessica.Segally@valpo.edu). You will then be notified whether or not an opportunity exists in your area of interest.

If you are looking for an internship or practicum opportunity, please follow the procedures of your graduate program. The Christopher Center has a good history of providing these types of opportunities to graduate students in library and information science.