Mardigian Library

Throughout the Winter 2022 semester, access to the Mardigian Library is restricted to current UM-Dearborn students, faculty, and staff.

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Student Jobs at the Mardigian Library

Shelving Student Assistant

Student Assistants work independently to shelve materials, and maintain the collection, including straightening and organizing shelves and shelf reading. This role requires great attention to detail. Student Assistants spend most of their time standing and should be able to push book carts weighing up to 50 pounds without restrictions and take on other duties as assigned.

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Library Info Desk Student Assistant

Join a team that works to provide the best possible experience for Mardigian Library users. Student Assistants must have excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm for the library, and the ability to work collaboratively with other students and staff. Primary responsibilities include assisting users with research and circulation needs, providing building information, and assisting with emergency and safety procedures.

Your application must include the following or it will not be considered:

  • Official Winter 2022 class schedule
  • Cover letter addressing your interest working at the Mardigian Library, previous customer service experience, previous experience interacting with people in a workplace/volunteer organization/club/extracurricular activity, and skills you hope to obtain through this position.

User Services Student Assistants are the front face of the library. Therefore, appropriate conduct needs to be followed in order to provide a friendly, welcoming environment for all library users. A sampling of on-the-job expectations are detailed here:


  • No Studying
    Your first priority is taking care of our library users. This includes making sure all the required tasks are completed at the desk between users so materials are ready and available to go back into circulation as soon as possible. This also includes any training and/or review activities that have been assigned to you. Once regular tasks are completed you are expected to check with your supervisor to see if there are any other jobs or special projects that need to be done.

  • Personal Electronics
    No personal electronics, including but not limited to cell phones, tablets, and laptops, are allowed at the desk.

  • Semester Scheduling
    Student Assistants will be required to work either an opening, closing, or weekend shift at least once a week every semester.

  • Attendance
    You are expected to work your scheduled hours. The schedule is effective during breaks and finals unless otherwise noted so pay attention to the date your contract ends.

    You are expected to show up, on time, for your regularly scheduled shifts unless you have made prior arrangements.

  • Visitors
    Keep personal conversations brief and quiet. Ask your friends not to stop by to talk while you are working. Visitors include other library student employees who are not currently scheduled to work.

Due to the large number of applications received each semester, the library is unable to reply to every applicant regarding their application status. Applicants will be notified via email if the library wishes to schedule an interview. Please do not call, email, or visit library staff directly regarding your application.

We keep applications on file for one semester.

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Book Processing Student Assistant

Student Assistants may unpack new materials, sort mail, prepare materials for circulation (label, stamp, apply book jackets), prepare periodicals for the bindery, and/or inventory the collection.

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Did you know?

  • 3D Printer in the Library
  • The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.