Employment

Western Michigan University Libraries is committed to providing superior customer service. We value knowledgeable, empathetic, accessible and responsive service. If you share these values, then a job or career at the Libraries may be right for you.

Student Employment

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"Working in the Libraries has improved my critical thinking and helped grow my ability to work as a part of a team in a well-organized environment."
- Gbenga, Student Employee

University Libraries is one of the largest employers of students on Western Michigan University’s campus. We employ undergraduate and graduate students at one of our four locations on a part-time basis throughout the year. You might assist at a service desk, process materials, offer research assistance, or help visitors and Libraries staff with technology. Libraries departments that hire students include:

  • IT Services
  • Office of the Dean
  • Research Services
  • Resource Management
  • User Services

All open student employment positions at the University Libraries are posted online through Handshake. Positions are posted year-round. 

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Faculty and Staff Positions

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"Finding information is easy, but finding the best information is a challenge! I love helping people find and use information that really makes a difference in their lives." - Dianna, Librarian

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping empower our community to discover, explore and shape the information universe. To apply for a staff or faculty position with the Libraries, visit Careers at WMU.

Current openings

Budget Analyst Sr (posting 0605054)

The University Libraries is seeking a Budget Analyst Sr to join their Office of the Dean administrative support team. We are now accepting applications from internal candidates through July 22, 2019.  To apply for this position, please visit WMU Human Resources and complete an online application.

Equal Opportunity, affirmative action Employer

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.