Student Positions

The Library sign, as seen through bushesPosition: Student Library Assistant

Hours Per Week: 12–19

Wage/Salary: $9.20 per hour

Employment Start Date: Fall 2022

Contact Person: Chandra Shaw,

Job Description: The MSU Billings Library is seeking to hire work-study student employees for the 2022-23 academic year and beyond. This position provides positive, professional front-line customer service at the Ask Here Desk, the library’s main service point for users seeking answers about library technology, resource resources, and library materials. Further responsibilities include checking out library materials, shelving books, referring users with in-depth research questions to library staff, and assisting with special projects as needed.

This position will help students build proficiencies in troubleshooting computers, navigating research resources, handling library materials, and providing customer service to a wide range of user groups.

Successful applications should expect to work between 12 and 19.5 hours per week, although this number will vary depending on availability. The library will prioritize applicants who can commit to at least two semesters of employment. Availability during nights, weekends, and holiday breaks is strongly preferred.


  • Work-study eligibility preferred (check your FAFSA award letter)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliability and dependability
  • Commitment to protecting the privacy of library users


  • Competency navigating computer operating systems, including Microsoft Windows
  • Previous library experience (preferred, but not required)

Other Positions

Any open staff positions in the library will be posted on the MSU Billings Employment site.

For a statewide listing of library position postings, please refer to the Montana Library Association job board.