Library Human Resources

Graduate Assistantships in University Library

Curriculum Collection

Click on the Unit to view the Graduate Assistantship (GA) job description.

*How to apply for positions with the University of Illinois Library*

Students admitted to the School of Information Sciences should:

1. Review the available assistantships and hourly positions online at

2. For each position of interest, submit a cover letter (and resume?) to the supervisor listed in the position description. Questions about job postings should be directed to the contact listed in the job posting.



*University Library GAs are usually 1/4 time or .25 (10 hours/week) and 1/2 time or .50 (20 hours/week).

UnitPositionFTE*Supervisor(s)Application DeadlineAvailable

Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library


School Collection of Children’s and Young Adult Literature35%Beth SheehanOctober 6,2017January 2018

International and Ares Studies Library


Slavic Reference Service (SRS), Database Design Graduate Assistant 25% Joseph Lenkart September 2017

International and Area Studies Library


Slavic Reference Service (SRS), Outreach and Engagement Graduate Assistant 25% Joseph Lenkart September 2017
Law LibraryLaw Library GA50% Professor Stephanie Davidson August 2017

Please Note:


Tuition and service fee waivers for a Pre-Professional Graduate Assistants (PGA) are considered taxable income unless exempt under a specific Section of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).  The University has a 127 plan, which is an educational assistance program that exempts the first $5,250 (per calendar year) of the tuition and service fee waivers as allowed by IRC Section 127.  Cumulative Pre-Professional Graduate Assistant (PGA) tuition and service waivers in a calendar year exceeding $5,250 are considered taxable benefits.  Therefore, your wages will have additional withholding for any value above the $5,250 limit. The value of the tuition and service fee waiver that exceeds $5,250 will have an estimated tax withholding of 30% to 36%.  The tax withholding may result in your monthly paycheck or paychecks throughout the semester being significantly reduced possibility up to the point where you have no take-home pay.  This will depend on the value of your tuition and service fee waiver and the pay you receive for the services you perform for the University.

First priority for graduate assistantships in the University Library is given to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

If the position that you have applied to is no longer posted, this means the unit is no longer accepting applications. 

Additional Resources:

The Graduate Assistantship Clearinghouse

Student Employment: Virtual Job Board

Each lists GAs and Grad Hourly, and the latter also lists student hourly positions on and off campus.  Good luck!   

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