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Interested in working for the Portland Community College (PCC) Library?  The PCC Library accepts applications for the Library Assistant position year round.  For job availability, visit MyPCC, select “Paying for College” to go to the PCC Panther Works Student Job Board channel and select “work study”.  Look for positions called “Library Assistant” at your preferred campus.

To be eligible for a Library Assistant position, applicants must have a work study grant and be currently enrolled at PCC for a minimum of six credit hours.

Library Assistants work part-time, performing a variety of tasks in order to support the daily functions of the library at each campus. Library Assistants also gain significant work experience and enjoy flexible work schedules.  Some common responsibilities of this position include shelving books, providing customer service, helping with collection management, and assisting patrons with technology.

Working for PCC Library is a great way to serve the PCC community while meeting interesting people, serving other students, and developing transferable work skills that can help strengthen your resume. For more information, contact the Library Supervisor at your campus library.


PCC Library is not currently hiring student assistants for Summer term 2024.

Library Assistant Job Description

Performs all or some of the following:
  • Checks materials in and out
  • Shelves, retrieves, shifts and re-labels materials as required
  • Conducts inventory of the library collection
  • Maintains the appearance of the facility by cleaning and keeping it neat and orderly
  • Assists staff and public in locating materials
  • Gives directional help to library users
  • Performs light office work (e.g. photocopying)
  • Assists in opening (morning shift) and/or closing (evening shift) the library
  • May provide basic computer and printing instructions as needed
  • May service printer and copier equipment
Skills required:
  • Physical ability to stand for an extended period of time, bend, and lift up to 25 pounds; able to push loaded book carts and/or shift shelves of books
  • Capable of reading book labels for shelving and for shelf reading purposes; reasonable accommodation will be made according to ADA laws
  • Accuracy with alphanumeric (letter and number) sequences
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic keyboarding/computer skills desirable
  • Ability to work well with others as well as independently in a service environment