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About Lipscomb: Student Jobs & Internships

Student Employment

Lipscomb Library regularly hires Randolph College students to work as Circulation Assistants. These positions include serving patrons at the Circulation Desk, shelving books, and other duties as assigned. Some employees may also work in other departments, such as Interlibrary Loan or Archives. Important characteristics include reliability, punctuality, attention to detail, friendly attitude, ability to work with people, willingness to learn, and ability to work with and without supervision.

Open positions are posted on the college Student Jobs list, and interested students should apply through Human Resources.  Students who have interviewed before are welcome to reapply. All applicants must be current Randolph College undergraduate students. Circulation Assistants work for up to ten hours per week at $7.25 per hour. For more information, contact the Access & Outreach Services Librarian or the Circulation Department.

We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, political beliefs, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, termination, placement, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation, and training.

Library Internships

Internships are available for Randolph students and others interested in library work. To learn more, contact the Access & Outreach Services Librarian.

Compensation: Lipscomb Library internships are unpaid. Students can earn up to one academic credit.

Time commitment: Internships are usually one semester long and can be done in the fall or spring. Students must work 42 hours per academic credit, which averages to three hours per week over the course of a semester. Hours are more flexible if no credit is earned. Internships may also be scheduled during the summer, depending on availability of library staff.

Internship types: The subject of the internship depends on the student's interests.

  • Future Librarian Interns shadow the library employees and read about different types of library work; they also work with the librarians to develop an independent project based on their interests. Students learn about possible career paths, graduate school options, and the day-to-day work that library employees do. This internship is designed for students who know that they want to work in libraries, as well as those who want to see what the options are is like as they consider potential careers.
  • Open Access Interns learn about scholarly communications and research skills by editing Wikipedia articles. This internship includes readings on open access, Wikipedia training modules, and consultations with librarians about research techniques. This internship is very independent and open-ended, so students can adapt it to focus on their own interests. It is a good fit for students who want to improve their research skills or learn about scholarly communications and open access.
  • Interested in something else? We're happy to work with individual students to develop an internship plan.