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We're Hiring Student Assistants for the Fall Semester!

Do you love researching Humboldt history? Are you excited to share your passion with other students? The Cal Poly Humboldt Library Special Collections is hiring student assistants for a variety of projects. 


Under the supervision of the Special Collections Librarian and the Archivist & Digital Publications Specialist, student duties include:

  • Providing research and library assistance for HSU students and community users

  • Teaching researchers how to navigate the Special Collections website, catalog, database and finding aids

  • Completing collection inventories and photo duplication requests

  • Replying to researcher requests via email

  • Promote Special Collections via social media and blogs

  • Transcribing and digitizing archival documents

  • Performing quality control for archival projects

  • Reshelving and pulling books, gathering and collection boxes from storage 

  • Creating digital exhibits to promote Special Collections to visitors


Skills Required: 

Experience using the Humboldt Room collections or another archive. Ability to work independently and use problem solving skills and independent good judgment

Other Competencies Required: 

Dependable, proactive, interest in Special Collections or library work, ability to lift 40 lbs, ability to pass Library of Congress classification/shelving test

Preferred Skills: 

Ability to read cursive and print handwriting.Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), Adobe Photoshop, scanning, efficient typing, web creation, video editing, or text editing are bonuses 

Timeline for interested applicants:

Resumes will be reviewed from the date of job posting until September 5th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position closes. Please apply early.

Application Information:

Please email the following items to Sarah Godlin,

1. Resume  The names and contact information for two references

2. Cover letter stating why you are interested in this job, and how it relates to your professional goals after you graduate

For more information, please contact Sarah Godlin at

You can also apply over Handshake by searching "Special Collections."