Student Assistant Positions
Applications for the Spring 2015 semester will be accepted from December 12, 2014 - February 3, 2015.
Applications will be accepted electronically only. Read below for information.
The Library accepts applications for student assistant positions ONLY during the library application period for each semester/term.
To apply for a student assistant position download the PDF "SA Application" at the bottom of this page. You must save the SA application to your computer or a USB drive, then close the browser window and reopen the SA application using Adobe Acrobat. If you do not do this, your application will be blank when it is received.
When you have completed the application, please Email to the Library Administration Office: firstname.lastname@example.org with First Name.Last Name; SA Application; Semester/Year in the subject line: ie. (Joe.Smith SA Application Spring 2015).
- Please note, you must be enrolled in at least 6.0 units (undergraduate) or 5.0 units (graduate) in order to be eligible for student employment at SDSU.
- If you are eligible for Federal Work Study, please indicate this clearly on your application. You may find your award in your WebPortal. If you can not find the amount of your award, please mark "pending" in the appropriate blank of the form.
Interview Process (Unit Supervisors)
- Vacancies are determined by the unit supervisors. Unit supervisors review the applications in order to match skills, experience, and schedules of applicants with their particular needs. Unit supervisors are also responsible for contacting applicants to schedule interviews for any vacancies in their units.
- When you are contacted by a supervisor to come in for an interview, be sure to note the name of the supervisor and the room number where your interview will be held. The Library Administration office does not have this information.
- If you are hired, you must provide the following items:
- SDSU photo I.D.
- Original Social Security Card (you cannot work without this)
- Work Study Certification Card (Work Study Students Only)
- International Students may have to provide additional documents
Keeping Your Application Active
The majority of vacancies occur during the first month of the semester; however student assistants are hired throughout the semester as vacancies occur. It is important, therefore, that your application contain current information, particularly your telephone number and e-mail address.
If you have a change of address, phone number, or class schedule, please revise your application and email it to email@example.com indicating that you have revised your application.
Applications are kept on file for one semester only. If you are hired outside the library, please let us know so we can remove your application from our files.
Tips and information:
- Submitting an application does not guarantee a position (please understand that openings are scarce and the competition is intense).
- Read the instructions for the application; every question needs to be answered.
- Your probability for being hired increases with your schedule availability, and with the ability to write about yourself (applications with blanks normally go unnoticed). Attaching a resume is not required.
We offer internship opportunities for library school students and others.
Open Staff positions may be viewed at the SDSU Center for Human Resources. You must apply for all positions through the Center for Human Resources.
Open Library Administration positions may be viewed at the SDSU Center for Human Resources. You must apply for all positions through the Center for Human Resources.
More information on our temporary librarian pool is available.
Tenure Track Positions
San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Special Collections Librarian. This full-time, tenure track faculty position will provide excellent reference service for Special Collections and University Archives; participate in outreach programs; initiate and conduct course-related information literacy instruction; develop and maintain innovative online research tools; participate in planning, implementing, and assessing collections and services; assist in collection development, as well as donor relations and gifts processing; assist with grant writing. As a faculty member, the Special Collections Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of SDSU by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.
For a complete job description and application submission details select the appropriate PDF at the bottom of the page or select the Position Title.