Student Employment at the University of Iowa Libraries

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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.

How to Apply

  • We continuously accept general applications and will keep these on file for one semester.
  • To view advertising positions, visit HireaHawk. Applications received through HireaHawk will only be considered for that specific position.

Click here to fill out our online application

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 applications or place an ad on HireaHawk.
  • Applications received through HireaHawk will only be considered for the position applied for.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive, you will not be contacted unless selected for an interview.

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.