Student Work-Study job openings for 2014-2015 Academic Year

To apply for a Federal Work-Study job you must be eligible for work-study. (Eligibility notice is sent with the Initial Financial Aid Award). Listed below are jobs that are open for the 2014-2015 academic year. Jobs will be added as they become available (subject to change as positions are filled). Once you have decided on an area of interest, complete the following online job application, making sure to list the job(s) you are interested in.

International students are encouraged to apply for Work-Study positions even though they do not meet the Federal Work-Study eligibility requirements.

Go to the CWS Employee page on to apply for any of the positions listed here.

If you have Federal Work-Study eligibility questions, please call 952-446-4245. 

CWS Library Staff




CWS Library Staff 




Kathleen McBride 




August, 2014 


May, 2015 


Non-Exempt, Hourly 


Average of 10 hours per week with 8 to 9 set weekday hours, plus a rotating shift almost every other weekend. Hours may be scheduled between 7:30 a.m. and midnight weekdays, on Saturdays between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., and on Sundays between 6:00 p.m. and midnight. 


8.00 for first year 


Circulation: Process loans, returns, in-house book counts, renewals, fines, etc. Retrieve materials from book drops and in-house carts, sensitize and desensitize books, place materials in call number order.
Stack responsibilities: accurately shelve returned materials, shelf-read to ensure proper order of books, organize and dust shelves, shift books, retrieve materials from carts and book drops, etc.
Customer service: Assist patrons at the Circulation desk, understand and communicate circulation policies, assist patrons with basic questions and location of materials, refer reference questions to senior staff, assist patrons with library equipment, report unresolved computer and printer issues to IT via help tickets or phone calls, properly answer and transfer incoming phone calls, handle payment of fines and book sale purchases, advise patrons 15 minutes before library closings, etc.
Housekeeping tasks: Open and close the library, maintain general order by picking up trash, dusting, vacuuming small areas, wiping down surfaces, pushing in chairs, cleaning white boards, filling printer with paper, running errands, and other duties as needed.
Special projects: Process new materials, withdraw materials, data entry, etc.


The Library Public Services Manager is the supervisor. New employees will be in training during their first semester. Their hours will overlap with full time staff and/or fellow CWS employees until they finish their training.  


None for the first year. 


Computer, barcode scanner, receipt printer, computer printer, OCLC WorldShare Management system, book sensitizer.  


To support and assist the senior library staff in performance of regular library duties. 


Basic typing and computer skills, ability to put books in call number order. Will be trained in specifics. 


Sit for extended periods of time.
To have hand and arm (or equivalent) dexterity adequate to allow for extensive use of a keyboard for data entry.
To talk and hear with enough proficiency to allow for communicating with coworkers and individuals by phone or in person.
To have adequate vision to accommodate frequent viewing of computer screens.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to twenty five (25) pounds and infrequently lift or move up to 50 pounds.
The noise level is usually moderate. 


Qualify for College Work Study, be dependable and accurate in work. 


Strong in customer service.