Employment

Western Michigan University Libraries is committed to providing superior customer service. We value knowledgeable, accessible, responsive and empathetic 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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“My job at the library was a great addition to my resume and helped me land an internship and a full-time job in my field.” – Todd, Student Employee

University Libraries is one of the largest employers of students on Western Michigan University’s campus. We employ undergraduate and graduate students year-round, on a part-time basis, at our four locations. 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:

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

All open student employment positions at the University Libraries are posted online through Handshake. Positions are posted throughout the year as there are vacancies.

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Faculty and Staff Positions

Headshot of cataloging and metadata librarian Marianne.

"I have opportunities here to explore and grow in my areas of specialty. I especially appreciate being able to collaborate with colleagues on exciting projects involving our unique collections." – Marianne, Cataloging and Metadata 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

Instruction and Outreach Librarian - Assistant/Associate Professor (Posting #0605345)

WMU Libraries is seeking candidates for the position of Instruction and Outreach Librarian. This entry-level liaison librarian position will build collaborative partnerships between the libraries and social science departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, primarily history, gender and women's studies, and political science, plus other social sciences disciplines as assigned. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position.

Coordinator User Services (Posting #0605360)

[Internal candidates only at this time]
WMU Libraries is seeking applicants for a Coordinator position in our User Services department. This position assists in identifying, locating and utilizing resources for library users and provides customer service and technical support. 

For complete descriptions and requirements, and to apply online, see these job postings on the WMU Human Resources website. Only applications submitted through the WMU HR website will be considered.

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.