Student employment

We employ students in a variety of jobs at each of our libraries.



  • checking out library materials
  • searching for bibliographic information
  • assisting library users
  • shelving returned materials

Other jobs may include maintaining copiers, printers, and computers.



You must be an enrolled CMU student to apply.

Salary starts at $8.25/hour, with additional compensation possible based on the shifts you work.


Apply online

Visit Handshake to see open library positions and apply online. You'll be contacted by email or a phone call. If you aren't contacted it means all positions are currently filled or your schedule doesn't fit our current needs. 

Posner Center interns

The Posner Fine Arts Foundation funds internships for Carnegie Mellon University students to do individual research in the Posner Memorial Collection and prepare exhibits.

How to apply

Faculty positions

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries invites applications for multiple library faculty-track positions. To apply and for more information, visit Interfolio.

Entrepreneurship Librarian

The Entrepreneurship Librarian (EL) will primarily serve as the liaison to the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. In addition to research, reference and instructional support, the EL will focus on building relationships with faculty, staff, and students involved with innovation and entrepreneurship efforts across the university, which primarily includes the CMU Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) and the Integrated Innovation Institute (III), but can also include other institutes, centers, and departments like the Robotics Institute and the Information Networking Institute (INI). The EL will be encouraged to explore and test ways to support multiple campus constituents involved in these areas and will develop services and resources that support their endeavors to transform research and ideas into entrepreneurial ventures. The EL will collaborate with the Business & Economics Librarian and other liaison librarians as needed on various interdisciplinary tasks, projects, and initiatives. The EL should have expertise and experience using business, financial, industry and market research data/information resources. Also desirable, but not required, is knowledge of private/startup company information resources, private equity/venture capital (PE/VC) data resources and a familiarity with patents, patent research, and standards.

Librarian for Psychology and Social & Decision Sciences

This Librarian/IS will primarily serve as the liaison to the Department of Psychology and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (depending on the background and skill of the candidate, the departments served by this position will be flexible). In addition to research, reference, and instructional support, the liaison librarian is expected to build relationships with faculty, staff and students in their liaison departments and will have opportunities to collaborate on research, teaching, and publication. The liaison librarian will be encouraged to explore and test ways to support multiple campus constituents involved in the areas of social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, decision-making, and other behavioral sciences. They will develop services and resources that support open science and will collaborate with the Libraries' active and innovative Open Science and Data Collaborations team. The liaison librarian will also collaborate with the Evidence Synthesis team to provide support for evidence synthesis projects in their liaison departments.

Librarian for Computer Science 

This Librarian will primarily serve as the liaison to the School of Computer Science (depending on the background and skills of the candidate, the departments served by this position will be flexible). CMU’s School of Computer Science is widely recognized as one of the first and best computer science programs in the world. It is also ranked highly in specialty areas such as programming languages, artificial intelligence, systems and theory. A background and/or interest in a programming language, artificial intelligence, systems and theory, data mining, and an understanding of the scholarly resources and research lifecycle within computer science will be helpful for this position. In addition to providing research, reference, and instructional support, the Librarian is expected to work closely with faculty, staff, and students in their liaison departments and will have opportunities to collaborate on research and teaching. The Liaison Librarian will be encouraged to explore ways to support multiple campus constituents involved in these areas and develop services and resources with other engineering librarians supporting research and instruction.

Librarian for English and Drama

The Librarian for English and Drama will serve as liaison to the Department of English, in the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the School of Drama, in the College of Fine Arts. The Department of English offers undergraduate programs in creative, professional, and technical writing, as well as film & visual media, humanities analytics, and gender studies, with graduate programs in global communication & applied translation, rhetoric, and literary & cultural studies. Humanities Analytics provides opportunities for students to engage in data and text analysis, corpus creation and rhetorical analysis, text encoding and the exploration of other digital humanities tools and methods. The School of Drama is among the world's preeminent theater arts conservatory programs and was the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States. The school offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs with expertise in performance, writing, and multiple aspects of design and production management. Drama is also part of interdisciplinary programs in the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (IDeATe) and BXA Intercollege degree programs. Experience with humanities or social science data, digital collections and exhibits, digital humanities tools, emerging media, or interactive performance or publishing will be valued in this liaison post.

If you have expertise in other innovative disciplines, we encourage you to apply even if you think you don't fall within specific boundaries of the fields mentioned above.

 

Staff positions

No positions currently available.

Available positions are listed on Careers @ Carnegie Mellon.