Student Employment

The Mildred F. Sawyer library provides a variety of services to the diverse community at Suffolk.  We routinely hire Suffolk students to assist with the day-to-day operation of the library. One of the main features of this position is to provide excellent customer service at our Circulation/Reserves Desk. We are looking for students who are willing to provide this service while helping other student achieve their academic goals. If you have either federal work study or student employment funding, please consider applying for a position.

Job Requirements

  • Punctuality
  • Good communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous library or retail experience a plus, but not required
  • Current enrollment at Suffolk University

Working in the Circulation Department

New student hires are given shifts of at least two hours each. The Financial Aid Office sets the starting wage. The hiring process begins one month before the start of a new semester. At times, positions will become available during the school year. Please check at the main Circulation/Reserves desk to learn if there are any mid-semester positions available. Shifts are assigned based on library need and your availability and experience. You will not be asked to work shifts that conflict with your classes, but it up to you to manage your time in regards to balancing your coursework and shifts. Punctuality and reliability are very important to this position.

If you are interested in applying for work at Sawyer Library, please click the link below to fill out the online application. If your application warrants a further interview, you will be contacted via email. If you are not contacted within a few weeks of your application, that means your application has been declined, usually due to there not being any shifts that match your availability. Your application will be kept on file and if a shift opens up, you will be contacted.

Please note these positions are for students at Suffolk University only.

Working in the ILL Department

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides document delivery services to obtain materials that the Sawyer Library does not already own or have direct access to and share our resources with other libraries. The job will require student workers to retrieve and check out books, scan/photocopy articles, and prepare these materials to be sent out. There will also be some light Reference tasks. If your application fits our needs, you will be contacted via email.

Application form for the Circulation Department

Application form for the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department