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  • Open Positions

    Open Positions

    The Dean B. Ellis Library has one position open:

    Part-time Student

    The Access & Delivery Services Unit in the Library has a part-time work-study student position to fill for 12 hours per week. Some of the duties of this position include checking materials in/out, shelving and processing materials, stack maintenance, checking book drops, tracking statistics, working the service desk, and assisting with closing the Library.

    Must have excellent customer service skills and be self-motivated. Great computer skills are a plus. Some library or retail knowledge desired.

    Must be available Tuesday 7-10 p.m. Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Thursday 4-9 p.m. and have been approved for Federal Work-Study from the office of Financial Aid.

    If you're interested, you may apply here https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ARKASTAT2&cws=47&rid=27482

  • Student Assistants

    Student Assistants

    The Dean B. Ellis Library employs currently enrolled students who are seeking part-time student positions. Students are allowed to work during the interim, breaks, and holidays, since the library is open year round. All positions will be posted on the A-State Jobs website. Students interested in working for the Library should click on the "Part-Time Student Positions" Link. Note: The Library does not have any GA positions.

    Freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students are encouraged to apply. There are currently over 20 student-assistants employed at the Library. The maximum amount of hours students can work varies, depending on the unit. Generally, students are scheduled for a minimum of 10 hours a week up to a maximum of 28 hours (20 hours for international students).

  • How to Apply

    How to Apply

    All positions will be posted on the A-State Jobs website. Students interested in working for the Library should click on the "Part-Time Student Positions" Link. Note: The Library does not have any GA positions.

    After You Apply

    Due to the large number of applications, only the students we wish to interview will be contacted. If you are contacted for an interview, you will be given a time and date that works around your class schedule to meet with the supervisor. To help you prepare, Career Services has helpful hints to help you “Nail the Interview.”
    If you are not contacted, please continue to check this page for new positions.


    Student assistants work in various areas of the library, which include: Administration & Front Office, Research & Educational Support, Library Technology, Collection Management, Metadata & Discovery Services, and Access & Delivery Services. The hiring supervisor of each unit will contact the chosen candidate for an interview. After the candidate has been selected for the position, the Student Assistant Specialist will assist with the paperwork process.

    Documents Needed

    Once hired, documentation will need to be provided to establish identity (i.e. driver’s license) and employment authorization (i.e. social security card or birth certificate). A list of acceptable documents can be found at the Human Resources website under the New Hire Forms for Student Employees (page 3 of 3).


    Regular part-time students’ salaries start off at minimum wage, which is currently $11 per hour. Work Study students are paid through the Federal Work Study Program. 

    Federal Work Study

    Federal Work Study is awarded through financial aid. Students must complete their FAFSA and indicate they are interested in becoming a work study student. Funds are limited and applying to be a work study student does not guarantee a job. More information about the Federal Work Study Program can be found at the Financial Aid website under Frequently Asked Questions. 

    Payroll Schedule

    Payroll information for students can be found at the Payroll Services website under the Hourly Employees section.

    Additional Information

    Please contact Erika James, Student Assistant Specialist, at ejames@astate.edu or at 870-972-3322.

    Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid.