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

"I love working in the University Libraries because I have the opportunity to get to know new people every day!"
- Joy, 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

"I find it rewarding to serve the mission of the Libraries and to further the goals of the University as a whole. I particularly enjoy the wide variety of research projects and publications I get to assist with." - Jason, Maps Specialist

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

No current openings available.

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.