Student Employment at the University of Iowa Libraries

Two students working together in the Main Library.

The Numbers

  • The University of Iowa Libraries employs over 200 student employees across more than 20 departments.
  • We have four different classifications of student positions, each at a different pay rate and requiring a different mix of skills and qualifications.
  • Undergraduates working at the Libraries can apply for the UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.

How to Apply

  • We continuously accept general applications through HireaHawk and will keep these on file for one semester.
  • To view our general Student Assistant job ad and any specific positions, visit HireaHawk and look under University of Iowa – Libraries.

Application Information

  • General student applications are posted and made available to student supervisors for one semester.
  • You must reapply each semester to be considered for student employment in the Libraries.
  • When a supervisor needs to fill an opening, they may choose candidates from the general application or place a specific ad on HireaHawk.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive, you will not be contacted unless selected for an interview.

Student Employee Scholarships

The UI Libraries offers several scholarship opportunities for undergraduates who are employed at the Libraries. The application period is in February of each year.

Find more information about the Student Employee Scholarships

Did You Know?

  • Over 8,000 students work on-campus alone.
  • Working students are more likely to graduate in 4 years.
  • Working 5-20 hours per week has been shown to improve students’ GPAs.