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Student Employment at McFarlin Library: Home

This guide provides information about Federal Work Study (FWS) and institutional employment opportunities for current TU students at McFarlin Library.

Student Employment at McFarlin Library

McFarlin Library has a number of part-time positions for student employment. Most of these positions are for students who are part of the Federal Work Study (FWS) program, but there are also a small number of Institutional positions that are directly supported by the library.

  • All positions are for 10-15 hours per week, and the pay rate depends on the position.
  • The library is not in charge of hiring students for the café or computer lab.

Libraries System Administration Assistant (Institutional)

Duties of the Position

Assists the Libraries System Administrator in online data or maintenance projects, testing, installing, or troubleshooting software, moving computers or other equipment, and special projects. No computer experience necessary, although Microsoft software or library experience a plus. This position does not offer evening or weekend hours.


Skills Required to Perform This Position

  • Must be able to lift and move computer hardware and peripherals, such as CPUs, monitors, and printers.
  • Must be able to work under desks or tables, in tight spaces, and climb stepstools or ladders.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to keep up with ongoing projects.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, students, and other library patrons.
  • Must maintain a set schedule.


If interested, please submit the McFarlin Library Student Employment Application.

Please note, in order to apply for a Federal Work-Study (FWS) position, you must have qualified for the Federal Work Study program through Student Financial Aid before filling out this application.