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Student jobs at the MIT Libraries: Storage & project jobs

Student workers working on collections projects assist with sending materials to storage, withdrawing items from the collection, searching for materials, and other projects. You may work at the Library Storage Annex or at other library locations, depending on project needs.

You may:

  • Pull materials for storage from the library stacks.
  • Search for lost material.
  • Print and apply barcodes to items.
  • Add, update and verify records in the library catalog.
  • Tie and wrap damaged materials.
  • Pack materials into boxes, and unpacking boxes.
  • Move materials in the stacks.
  • Help the local library unit with shelving, pulling patron requests, and other daily tasks.

Attention to detail is essential in all positions.

Collections Projects

Location:Students in this unit assist with storing and withdrawing materials at Barker, Dewey, Hayden and Rotch Libraries.

Starting wage: $11

Available hours: 5 hrs/wk, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for training & flexible after you're trained

Additional information: This job involves lots of physical activity. You will be on your feet for most of your shift. 

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Library Storage Annex

Location: Library Storage Annex, N57

Starting wage: $12.50

Available hours: We’re looking for some person or persons to help out with retrieving books, scanning/article delivery and shelving for a total of 4-16 hours per week total during our regular Monday –Friday 9-5 hours. Ideally we would like this person’s / these persons’ shift(s) to be such that we have student help at least 2 hours per day on every weekday.

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Reserves & Searches (Centralized Projects)

Location: Centralized Projects students process books for course reserves and search for materials in the library stacks at Barker, Dewey, Hayden, and Rotch Libraries

Starting wage: $11

Available hours: 3-10 hrs/wk, flexible

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Not currently hiring