The student specialist assists the Communications & Marketing Department with both internal and external communications (especially via social media) and supports promotion of K-State Libraries collections, events and services. The ideal candidate will have a passion for K-State and/or a love of libraries. Must be able to commit to a minimum of 12 hours during our office hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday). 

Description of Duties:

  • Planning twice weekly posts on Facebook that are engaging and informative
  • Creating and curating content for our Instagram account
  • Using Trello to manage long-range Twitter calendar; scheduling tweets and monitoring for mentions using HootSuite, and participating on the Twitter Team
  • Documenting day-to-day library activities through digital photography
  • Posting Libraries items to K-State Today for Students
  • Assisting with administrative marketing tasks such as placing signs and maintaining supplies inventory for giveaways and brochures
  • Planning and executing at least one marketing campaign per semester for a pre-selected K-State Libraries’ program

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Proficient with social media such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and work independently
  • Ability to work as part of a creative, collaborative team
  • Proficient with basic PC software

Helpful Skills:

  • Knowledge of and appreciation for K-State Libraries
  • Digital photo editing skills
  • Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator skills
  • Video creation and editing

Equipment used:

  • PC and/or Mac
  • Mobile devices, e.g., smart phone, iPad


  • The applicant will be working 12-20 hours Monday through Friday each week; including summer.  


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}.

**If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted via e-mail.**