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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position.

This is a term limited position ending June 30, 2020

Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

25 hours per week

Salary $13/hour

The Clements Library, located on the central campus of the University of Michigan, is one of the top academic research libraries in the world for the study of American history and culture from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century.  Its mission is to collect and preserve primary source materials, to make them available for research, and to create an environment that supports and encourages scholarly investigation from the nation's past.  The collections include books, manuscripts, maps, graphics and ephemera.  Further information about the library is available at


Under the direction of the Head of Reader Services, supervise patron use of archival materials in a specialized American History research library; check materials in and out to patrons using circulation software; help maintain Library security procedures; coordinate patron contacts with other staff members; provide receptionist and general office assistance; assist with mailings and deliveries; answer multi-line telephone, screening and transferring calls and taking messages; assist in basic processing of Library materials; assist with general office duties.

Required Qualifications*

Experience in busy office setting or active library environment.  Experience using a multi-line telephone system.  Ability to multi-task while maintaining a pleasant, calm professional demeanor.  Flexibility and willingness to fill in where needed. Basic knowledge of American history and current events.  Good people skills.  Experience with MS Office products, e.g. Microsoft Excel, Google and Word.  Good judgment in handling issues involving fragile materials.  Excellent oral communication skills and attention to detail.  Excellent attendance record with a demonstrated punctuality and dependability.  Enthusiasm in accomplishing overall library projects and goals.


High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  


Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.