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Student Employment

If you are interested in joining our team, please take a minute to read the following answers to some of our FAQ’s from potential student employees.  We also invite students to refer to our job flyer for answers to FAQs and further information on student employment.

Are We Hiring?????

Individual departments within the library hire Federal Work Study and regular undergraduate student assistants continuously as needed throughout the year for flexible work schedules during day and evening hours, seven days a week.  Library work may include assisting people at a service desk, using computers to find book and journal information, shelving and sorting books, filing, photocopying, answering the phone, and other library duties as assigned.

The library employs around 200 people and houses over a dozen individual departments, consequently student hiring decisions are made by individual department supervisors, not Library Administration. Please contact Library Administration only  for questions concerning the application process.  For information about which departments are hiring contact or visit the department(s) individually.

Departments w/ student employees Phone
Circulation 407-823-2580
Curriculum Materials Center 407-823-2791
Interlibrary Loan 407-823-2383
Media Services 407-823-2384
Photocopy & Printing Services 407-823-5952
Reference Services 407-823-3379
Special Collections 407-823-2576
Library @ Rosen Campus 407-903-8100

How do I apply?

Students looking for part-time employment in the library must complete the online Student Assistant Application to be considered for employment.  When completing the application online, please don’t forget to include your work availability and contact information.  Soon after the application has been submitted, the student will receive a follow-up e-mail containing further instructions and information about library employment.  When an opening occurs, the student supervisor from the hiring department reviews all active applications in the database and contacts students directly for interviews.

What happens to my application?

Applications are kept in our online database for 60 days. To be considered for employment after 60 days, a new application needs to be completed. 

When is hiring done?

The library is open year round and new student assistants join our team on a regular basis. Generally, most of the hiring is done just before the start of the semesters.

How soon would I be able to start working?

Generally, no longer than 2 weeks. These students may encounter paperwork delays:  International Students, Federal Work Study, and students living with or related to anyone who works at UCF.

What is Federal Work Study?

For more information on Federal Work Study, please visit the Financial Aid website.

How much will I earn at the library?

The starting salary for students is $7.79/hour.  For Federal Work Study employees Student Financial Aid (SFA) determines the salaries based on the job descriptions that hiring departments submit.  For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance's Federal Work Study Salary.

Other questions?

If after reading this you have a question that was not answered here, please email us at

(1) University Support Personnel System (USPS)

Complete information on position vacancies and the employment application process is available on the UCF Human Resources Web site. All applications must be submitted online via the Human Resources website.

Currently there is one USPS position available.

Title: Senior Librar Technical Assistant (Sr. LTA)
Position Number: 37653
Department: Circulation Services
FTE: 1.0 Full-Time
Annual Salary: $23,026.98
Bi-Weekly Salary: $882.26
Job Description: Regular Duties
  • In charge of the operation of the Circulation Desk daytime hours, Monday through Friday.  Responsible for:
    • Circulation of library materials
    • Supervision of student assistants
    • Interpretation and implementation of library circulation policies and procedures
    • Provision of general information and assistance to patrons in finding library materials
    • Interaction with patrons to resolve problems
  • Inputs patron data into automated circulation system

  • Performs financial transactions and record keeping activities associated with fines, book bills, and interlibrary loan materials.

  • Opens library in accordance with established procedures.

  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates day shift student assistants in all phases of Circulation and Reserve Desks duties and maintains required records.

  • Responsible for verification and documentation of day shift students’ time cards.

  • Performs cash register transactions for the processing of library fines and bills.

  • Develops and maintains student assistant schedules for Desk hours covering day shift (Monday-Friday, 9:00 to 5:00).

  • Responsible for maintaining, editing, and updating department Web pages.

  • Responsible for Special Borrower routines, including printing of cards, preparing cards for use, maintaining all forms and files from participating institutions.

  • Responsible for miscellaneous Circulation Desk routines:

    • Lost and Found
    • Lost I.D. cards
    • Lost patron books
    • First aid kit
    • Gift book donations
    • Date-due supplies
    • Miscellaneous Desk supplies and handouts
  • Responsible for recorded telephone messages regarding library hours.

  • Updates Circulation Desk Procedures Manual as required and briefs all personnel assigned to Desk of changes.

  • Communicates with the Main Library in reporting physical maintenance of the facility, copy service, and equipment.

  • Occasional:
  • Responsible for opening and closing the Library as assigned.

  • Assists with stacks construction and shifting projects as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned. Works other hours/days if so assigned.
  • Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm including some Saturdays. Schedule may vary during summer semester, intercessions, or holiday periods.
    Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. If minimum requirements of the position do not require post high school education, an applicant is not required to provide the information on the application.
    Qualification Preferences: A person with:
    • Academic, public or other library service experience
    • excellent supervisory skills to hire, train and supervise student assistants
    • strong interpersonal skills
    • ability to perform financial transactions
    • ability to work well with others
    • exhibited team skills and flexibility
    Successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively in order to perform the essential tasks of the position.
    Veterans' Preference: Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit
    Special Conditions: This position does not require college credits. If the selected applicant claims college credit on the application for this position, an official transcript from the accredited institution must be provided within 30 days of the hire date. This applies whether the applicant is a new hire or promoted from among current UCF employees.

    The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
    Closing Date: November 13, 2014
    Class: USPS
    Quick Link to Apply:

    (0) Administrative & Professional (A & P)

    Complete information on position vacancies and the employment application process is available on the UCF Human Resources Web site. All applications must be submitted online via the Human Resources website.

    Currently there are no A & P positions available.

    (1) Library Faculty Employment Opportunities

    There is currently one open faculty position.

    Position: Osceola Campus Librarian
    Valencia College, Osceola Campus Joint-Use Library