Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU Library Student Worker

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Administrative/Office Support
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
OHSU Library
Salary Range
$15.00 per hour
Up to 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday
Between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, hours to be determined based on scheduling needs
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon. Our mission is to advance the effective, efficient, and ethical use of information in support of education, research, and healthcare.


The OHSU Library Student Worker performs a variety of tasks in support of the Library's day-to-day operations, including staffing our Service Desk, responding to questions and requests on the phone or virtually, and paging and shelving books.  

Function/Duties of Position

  • Staffs the OHSU Library service desk:  greets Library users; answers questions in person, on the phone, and online.
  • Checks books in and out using an integrated library system; retrieves books from stacks for user requests; reshelves books after use; checks book drops for returned items; scans journal articles or book chapters from our print collection.
  • Searches the library catalog to determine the availability of print and digital resources.
  • Cleans, dusts, and tidies Library spaces. 
  • Other projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Program (minimum 6 credit hours), junior standing or above, OR Graduate Program (minimum 4.5 credit hours)
  • One year or more of customer service or customer tech support experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, researchers, and staff members
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with searching academic library databases 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a library science, public health, or related graduate program
  • Work or volunteer experience in a library
  • Experience with the Library of Congress or  National Library of Medicine classification system
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues with computers, network printers, scanners

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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