Job Description:  Sorting Students are primarily responsible for the sorting and re-shelving of incoming materials at Hale Library. Students will gain an extensive knowledge of the Library of Congress call number system. In addition, students will perform general maintenance duties in and around the library including shifting/storing materials, stacks maintenance and shelf reading.

Hours:  Must be available to work a minimum of 12 hours a week during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


  • Retaining knowledge of Hale Library call number systems and how the library itself is organized.
  • Sorting and organizing books on staging shelves.
  • Placing books in order on carts to be shelved in their proper places in Hale.
  • Picking up stray materials left by patrons around Hale.
  • Shelf reading and maintaining the integrity of materials on shelves.
  • Keeping daily statistics regarding work performed.
  • Shifting portions of the collection to make space for incoming materials.
  • Assisting other departments with any assigned projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Sorting requires an extensive amount of attention to detail. Mistakes can lead to materials being out of order which can inconvenience patrons needing those materials.
  • Sorting Students must have the ability to stay busy at all times under limited supervision.
  • Students must be able to perform repetitive, sometimes tedious work on a daily basis.

 Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift/transport up to 50 pounds and move around heavy carts 
  • Ability to shelve books above one's head and below one's knees
  •  Should not have high sensitivity to mold spores or dust as they are sometimes present 


To apply, please download the application form (pdf). Once you have completed the application

  1. Click File > Save As and use Your Name as the file name.
  2. Attach your saved application, resume and current class schedule to an e-mail
  3. Send to with the subject line Student - {Name of Position(s) you are applying for}.
  4. If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted via e-mail.