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Student Employee Positions


The University Libraries focuses on fulfilling the needs of library users as our primary goal. You can help make a difference by enhancing the library experience for students, staff and community members. The University libraries provides a variety of positions for you to learn new skill sets that you can use throughout your college career and beyond.

Benefits of working at the University Libraries

  • Flexible day, weekend, and evening hours to suit your schedule.
  • Campus work locations include UNLV main campus and the Shadow Lane campus.
  • The opportunity to continue working for the University Libraries in subsequent semesters.
  • Work experience for your resume (customer service, technology, working with others, working in a professional environment, etc.).
  • An opportunity to earn a certificate from the University Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Program.
  • Hourly rate of $10.

How to Apply for a University Libraries Student Assistant Position


The first step is carefully review the duties, required skills, and knowledge of each job to determine if you meet the minimum requirements.

2. APPLY ONLINE List all the skills and experience you possess that qualify you for the position. You are encouraged to attach a resume and interest letter with your application. It is extremely important to complete the availability portion for the application as the Library is committed to working around your class schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Available student jobs are posted on the University Libraries employment webpage.
  • Jobs remain posted online until they have been filled.
  • Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to complete the application.
  • Have accurate current and previous work history, dates of employment, addresses and phone numbers of employers. In addition, list position title, job responsibilities, two reference names and phone numbers.
  • Attach a resume and/or letter of interest.
  • Be prepared to answer if you are eligible for Work Study. If you are unsure, contact the Financial Aid office to confirm your eligibility. Click here: Financial Aid
  • You may contact UNLV Career Services for assistance with preparing for an interview, creating a resume and an interest letter. Click here: Career Services
  • If your skills, experience and availability to work meet the job description criteria, you may be contacted for an interview.
  • If you receive the confirmation page, you will know you have successfully submitted your application online.
  • The length of the hiring process varies depending on the department and the job. Therefore, your patience is appreciated.

Please Note:

  • We are unable to process incomplete applications.
  • Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular job does not guarantee an interview.
  • We will make every effort to process and refer all applications to the appropriate hiring supervisor in a timely manner to ensure it receives full consideration.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive, you may not hear back from a specific department. If you do not receive a response within two weeks, you may assume that you have not been selected at that time for an interview. Applications are reviewed throughout the semester. If you do not receive a response within 3 months, you may re-apply. Applications are active for 3 months.
  • If you are contacted for an interview, make sure you find out whom you are interviewing with as well as the time, and the location.
  • While it is optional to attach a resume and/or letter of interest, we do recommend both.
  • You may contact UNLV Career Services for assistance with preparing for an interview, creating a resume and an interest letter. Click here: Career Services
  • You will receive an email from the Libraries Human Resources staff member with pre-hire forms to be completed and returned to initiate the hiring process.
  • After completing the pre-hire forms, the Libraries Human Resources staff member will email you with instructions on how to log into Workday to begin the onboarding process.
  • After completing Part 1 of the I-9 in Workday, a Libraries Human Resources staff member will contact you to set up an appointment to complete the remaining hiring paperwork.
  • During your first workweek of employment, there are more onboarding tasks in Workday to complete. For example, completing a tax withholding form, direct deposit and review policy documents.
  • During the first two weeks of employment, you and your supervisor will complete a Student Assistant Orientation.


Thank you for your interest in applying at University Libraries.


Visit the Library Administration office on the 2nd floor of Lied Library or call 895-2286.