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Employment Opportunities at the Gould Library

Evening Supervisors (14 or 20 hours/week)
Hiring Supervisor: Jason Hallen <>

Gould Library will be hiring 3 part-time Library Evening Supervisors for the 2015-16 academic year, to begin work on August 31, 2015.

Position Description: Oversees library operations and building use during the evening hours, and trains and supervises Loan Services student employees. Provides assistance to Athenaeum speakers and set-up and take down for Athenaeum events. Coordinates evening media screenings in the library. Maintains statistical records for the library. For more information and to apply for this position, see:

If you have questions about this position, please contact Jason Hallen by phone at 507-222-5836, by email at, or in person by asking for him at the library circulation desk during business hours.

Library Reference Intern (10 hrs/wk, paid at student work rate -- must be a student in 2015-16)

Library Reference Intern is a program with the Career Center to assist reference librarians in support of student research and learning in the library.  We hope to hire 4 students next year.

Learn more about library research methods and practices from Reference and Instruction Librarians, and then use what you’ve learned to help other students. 

This is a fantastic opportunity particularly designed for students interested in libraries, especially reference. This is a professional internship and includes learning outcomes, mentoring from librarians and independent project development. You will also learn about general professional skills and workplace communication.


  • Create, update, and maintain online and multimedia tutorials and research guides.
  • Shadowing librarians at Research/IT desk to prepare to answer questions.
  • Develop programs for outreach and promotion.
  • Develop shared materials for collaboration with St. Olaf.
  • Help evaluate resources.
  • Other projects as needed.


10 hours a week for a full year.  Taking a term off for off-campus studies is ok. Preferred on campus in fall.


  • Students who are creative, mature, independent, and responsible.
  • Students interested in libraries.
  • Students who are able to work in collaboration effectively.
  • Students who are comfortable interacting with other students, faculty, and staff.
  • Students who are comfortable with technology.
  • All fields of study welcome and encouraged!

Tentative application schedule:

  • Applications posted on the library’s employment page.
  • Applications reviewed immediately, not accepted after May 8, 2015.
  • Applicants interviewed May 11-20, 2015.
  • Decisions announced May 22, 2015.

Apply by sending in a cover letter, resume, and contact information for one professional reference and one faculty reference. For more information, contact: Danya Leebaw (dleebaw) or Susan Hoang (shoang)