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OPS/FWS Employment

Application are being accepted for potential vacancies in

Summer 2016: OPS

Fall 2016: FWS 

We are so glad that you are interested in part-time employment with FSU Libraries!

Below we have provided a brief description of the Libraries and the various departments that offer OPS and Federal Work Study (FWS) employment.

Strozier Library: The University's main library is located strategically in the center of the main campus on Landis Green. Normal operating hours are:

Sunday   Noon - Still Open
Monday - Thursday   24 Hours
Friday   Still Open - 6:00 pm
Saturday   10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Strozier offers OPS and FWS positions in the following areas:

Collections Access: Collects library materials from book return receptacles. This person returns materials using the Integrated Library System ( ALEPH), organizes all library materials for shelving, and shelves all library materials in appropriate areas. Tasks also include searching, processing, and informing patrons of hold requests, search requests, and Uborrow lending requests. Maintains library shelving and collection through shifting, weeding, and shelf-reading projects. Provides a friendly and knowledgeable level of service to all library staff and patrons and assist in any additional projects or tasks as assigned by the direct supervisor.

Learning Commons: Exhibits excellent customer service while maintaining a focus on the needs of patrons by answering questions and referring patrons to appropriate employees or resources in the Library. Circulates materials such as books, textbooks, laptops, DVD’s, study rooms, and other supporting technology. Participates in activities and events that market the library and its activities.

Reference Associate: Specialized position within Learning Commons.  Open to current and recent graduates of the MLIS program. Provides excellent customer service, provides reference help with finding resources, citation, and general research. Answers questions in person and virtually. Extensive training provided. 

Technology Assistants: Specialized position within Learning Commons. Responsible for providing troubleshooting services and resolving technical issues. Provides one-on-one assistance to patrons with computer software including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Also, assists patrons at the Learning Commons desk. Audio, video and graphic design experience is favorable but not required.

Scholars Commons: Duties include staffing a public service desk to check out library materials and assist users in locating materials and using equipment. Other duties may include processing library materials for course reserves; helping with special events; or assisting with the ordering and processing of library materials.

Special Collections: Retrieves materials from the secure stacks area for patron use in the reading room and re-shelving materials. Assists with collection/stack maintenance and shifting of materials. Other duties involved are organizing and processing collections, filing, data entry, and involvement in short term and long term projects. May staff the reference desk after sufficient training time in the department. Proper care and handling of materials is important.

Dirac Library: Located in the heart of the Science Center complex, consolidating the University libraries' scientific and technical books and periodicals in one central location. Normal operating hours are:

Sunday  1:00pm - 9:00 pm
Monday - Thursday  8:00am - 1:00 am
Friday  8:00am - 5:00 pm
Saturday  10:00am - 6:00 pm

OPS and FWS workers in Dirac perform the following tasks:

  • Provide customer service at the Service desk including circulation of materials and providing informational assistance.
  • Assist patrons in book retrievals and other issues throughout the building.
  • Provide reference assistance to patrons and refer them to consultations services when needed.
  • Assist in projects, programs, and promotional efforts as needed.

Engineering: This library is located in Innovation Park and provides materials, services and facilities to support the needs of FAMU/FSU College of Engineering students. This includes providing reference assistance to persons needing information involving the changing aspects of engineering. The Library is staffed:

Sunday   Closed
Monday - Wednesday   8:00am - Midnight
Thursday   8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday   8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday  Closed 

OPS and FWS workers in Engineering perform the following tasks:

  • Assisting patrons of the engineering community with checking out materials, including but not limited to course reserves, media equipment and other circulation materials.
  • Aiding patrons with research/reference consultations.
  • Helping supervisors in planning, promoting and implementing events, such as Artbrary, Stress Busters and Final's Week Activities.
  • Providing assistance with assessment surveys of faculty, students and staff to further understand the needs of the engineering community

If you are interested in working at any of our libraries, please complete the appropriate library application. Note that you will only be contacted if  a supervisor is interested in hiring you, otherwise you won't receive any further communications. Also, your application will only be held on file for until the date listed at the end of the application process. An announcement on this site will be made towards the end of Summer 2016 when we start accepting applications for the subsequent semester (in this case Fall 2016). 

OPS employment             FWS employment    

For more information, please contact Ericka Jones at (850) 644-5870 or via e-mail at:

FSU is an Equal opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunuty Statement can be viewed at:

Under Federal law, FSU may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.