Undergraduate Library Student Research Consultants

  • Hours/week: ~10
  • Wage: $12.50 / hr.
  • Start Date: August, 19 2019

Are you looking for hands-on experience at an academic library research desk? Are you passionate about helping others?

 If so, we have a job for you: The House Undergraduate Library’s Research & Instruction Services department seeks collaborative and servi­ce-oriented individuals to join our team of student assistants and full-time librarians. Training and mentoring are provided!

The positions are for 5-8 hours per week at a salary of $12.50 per hour; some evening and weekend hours are required. Please note that these positions do not provide tuition or other benefits.

What do our student research consultants do?

  • Help users at the service point in the Undergraduate Library by answering research and informational questions.
  • Provide first-level support for scanning and printing.
  • Staff outreach programs for undergraduate students.
  • Assist at workshops, such as our SkilfUL technology workshop series.

Why work in the UNC Libraries?

  • Develop the marketable skills that research libraries are looking for.
  • Work in an environment where creativity and ingenuity are highly valued.
  • Work where you study—no extra commute time!
  • Student staff are continuously trained and mentored by full-time librarians.
  • Gain progressively responsible experience—students are the catalysts for some of our best ideas.
  • Our students get great jobs after graduation

“Working at the Undergraduate Library gave me so many opportunities to learn, to take on new projects, and to take real ownership over my own development as a librarian. It was always gratifying to know that the work I was doing would have a real impact on students’ experiences. The librarians at the UL are incredibly supportive of graduate students, and always provided the support that I needed to achieve my goals. I was so well-prepared for the job search, and feel excited and ready to start my first professional position.”

–Laura Dimmit ‘16

Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington-Bothell

 Other recent grads include:

Devon Waugh ’19 Instruction Librarian

NC Live


Brenna Edwards ’18 Project Digital Archivist

Emory University

Kelsey Hammer ’18

Digital Literacy & Multimedia Production Librarian

Virginia Tech

Kim Henze ’17 Reference Librarian for Design & Production

NC School of the Arts


Kodi Saylor ‘17

First-year Teaching & Learning Librarian

University of Colorado Denver

How to Apply

We are looking to hire students to start work the fall 2019 semester. Please send your resume to dayna@unc.edu by August 19 . In your email, please tell us (in a sentence or two) why you’re interested in our job.

Pay: $12.50/hr

 Hours: Range from 5-8 hours/week, dependent upon schedule and availability, some evening and weekend hours are required


Dayna Durbin, Teaching and Learning Librarian, Undergraduate Library

To apply, fill out the student assistant application, and contact: