Guerrieri Academic Commons arial view from front entrance.

SU Libraries Student Employment

The SU Libraries are one of the largest employers of student workers on the Salisbury University campus. We are proud to be able to enrich so many students’ college experience by providing them opportunities to develop real-world job skills outside of the classroom.

Our Student Workers

The SU Libraries typically employs more than 30 student workers every fall and spring semester, and even has several positions available during summer and winter terms. Students work in all areas of the Guerrieri Academic Commons, from our Library Service Desk on the first floor to the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture on the fourth floor, as well as in the Curriculum Resource Center in Conway Hall.

Working at the library's circulation desk gives me more opportunities to help others. Every manager, teacher, and student employee here is very nice and friendly. I can communicate with others more and learn a lot of knowledge that cannot be learned in the classroom.
Jun Zhang Circulation Desk Assistant Graduate Student - English (TESOL Track)


Circulation Desk Assistants work at the main Library Service Desk in the Guerrieri Academic Commons. They play an integral role in providing superior customer service to a diverse community of library patrons. Assistants receive extensive training throughout the academic year, and they are given opportunities to gain additional skills and experience by assisting with library events and committees.

Research Help Desk Assistants work on the reference side of the Library Service Desk and operate as an extension of the Research and Instruction (RIS) team. RIS student workers are the first line in research help, answering questions and connecting patrons to our subject librarians.

MakerLab Assistants work in the SU Libraries MakerLab, located in AC 118. This state-of-the-art space includes 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser engraving, virtual reality, and more. Our MakerLab Assistants are fully trained on all of the equipment in the MakerLab and can help patrons get the results they’re looking for when using these technologies.

Collection Management Student Workers work in the Collection Management area of the Academic Commons, located in AC 180 and on the third floor of the GAC. They check in and shelve journals, government documents, and current periodicals. They also assist with bindery shipments, gifts and donations, and use specialized library software to process materials.

Curriculum Resource Center Assistants work in the Dr. Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center, located in Conway Hall 226. They typically work 8-10 hours per week during the fall and spring terms. Student assistants work primarily at the CRC service desk. They check materials in and out, field patron questions and needs, answer phone and chat inquiries, shelve materials, and work on special projects.

Archival/Curatorial Assistants work in the Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture assisting staff with archival and curatorial tasks. Archival projects, supervised by the Local History Archivist and University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, include arranging, describing and making accessible the numerous materials in the Delmarva History collection, University Archives, and Special Collections. They will have hands-on engagement with historical records and may be tasked with digitization efforts, research projects and/or other basic archival activities. Curatorial projects, supervised by the Curator of Exhibitions and Engagement, include helping to preserve and document over 5,000 historical artifacts in the Nabb Center collection. In addition, students help to research, develop and install temporary and permanent exhibitions and conduct further research for courses, publications, exhibitions, and public programs.

Open Positions

Positions that are currently accepting applications are listed below. You can click "Apply Online" to apply using an online application, or click "Get Application" to download a job application. For downloaded applications, you should email your completed application to the contact listed.

Other Positions

The following positions are not currently hiring. However, you can feel free to contact the contact person listed if you would like more information about the position.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University adheres to the EEO/AA policies set forth by federal and Maryland laws. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, Room 100 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801; Tel. 410-543-6426.