Student Employment

Student Assistant Computer Technician

Seeking a freshman or sophomore MIS student with strong PC skills to assist with computer maintenance for 16-20 hours per week.

Under direct supervision, the Computer Technician (Student Assistant) will assist the IT Staff in the SDSU Library with computer installation, maintenance, and repair. He/She will be assigned service requests and will communicate directly with faculty/staff to clarify and complete the work in a timely manner.

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate their understanding of the requirements below

Install the Microsoft Windows operating systems and device drivers.
Partition and format hard drives.
Create and modify Local Users accounts.
Use Windows/File Explorer to access network resources such as shared files and printers.
A basic understanding of how to edit the Windows registry.
Ability to configure an IP address on a Windows PC.

To apply for this position go to, click students and login to the Aztec Career Connection. The application review date is October 23rd.  Your application should be received no later than 9:00am on October 23rd for full consideration.


Student Assistant Positions

Applications are no longer being accepted for the Fall 2014 Semester. Please visit this page in the following months for more details regarding applying for employment for the Spring 2015 semester.

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.  You must have registered for classes and have a finalized schedule before submitting your application.

To apply for a student assistant position click on the following link: Student Assistant application.   You must save the SA application to your computer or a USB drive, then close the 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: with First Name.Last Name; SA Application; Semester/Year in the subject line: ie. (Joe.Smith SA Application Fall 2014).

Applications will only be accepted from the first day SDSU registration begins through the last day of the add/drop period. Please refer to the SDSU academic calendar for the appropriate dates.

Important information:

  • 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.

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:
  1. SDSU photo I.D.
  2. Original Social Security Card (you cannot work without this)
  3. Work Study Certification Card (Work Study Students Only)
  4. 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  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.
  • IMPORTANT: Emailing or contacting library personnel (other than the library administration front office) to seek a job is discouraged. Please refrain from doing so. Students who contact library staff directly about jobs are NOT considered good candidates.


We offer internship opportunities for library school students and others.

Staff Positions 

Analyst/Programmer, Career, Library and Information Access

Analyst/Programmer, Career, Library and Information Access
Job ID:  5421
Location:  San Diego Main Campus
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

The SDSU Library seeks a self-driven and highly motivated Web Designer with the skillset required to design, develop and maintain clean, consistent, responsive, intuitive and easy to use websites that support the Library’s mission. Reporting to the Director of Library Technologies with oversight from the Digital Technologies Librarian, the ideal candidate should have strong design skills and will work across a broad range of content management and web technologies including Drupal, WordPress, CSS, HTML and JavaScript.

The incumbent will help support the Library’s current website ( ) and work with staff and faculty to create web-based applications, graphics and creative content to showcase the future of digital discovery and learning. This position will also help develop and implement web marketing strategies through various digital channels including Drupal custom themes and modules, social media, web banners, digital signage, digital video, mobile and other interactive and online mediums. The Web Designer must stay current on new and emerging technologies and possess the level of graphic design skill needed to ensure that all web and marketing initiatives adhere to the highest design standards.

This individual will be responsible for ensuring the library web properties comply with California State University (CSU) accessibility standards, and will work with the Library web team to understand user needs and translate those needs into a visually appealing and functional web design.

To view the full version of the position description select the appropriate PDF document below or select the position titile.

Administration Positions

Open Library A​dministration positions may be viewed at the SDSU Center for Human Resources.  You must apply for all positions through the Center for Human Resources. 

Faculty Positions

More information on our temporary librarian pool is available.

Tenure Track Positions

Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian

This full-time, tenure-track faculty position will coordinate library instruction for undergraduate writing courses and develop programs that support the needs of Hispanic college students. In addition to participating as a general reference librarian, the Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research consultation; developing and implementing instructional programs and materials; maintaining and building library collections; and planning and fostering outreach to the departments of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies.  As a faculty member, the Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University 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.


Special Collections Librarian

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.