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row of postcards in a rainbow of colors

Library Opportunities

  • Advocacy

  • Awards

  • Employment

  • Exhibitions + Curation

  • Internships + Fellowships


Up to 20 students join each year. They gather monthly to address a theme or question.

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It shows the libraries really care what we think and you can see actual results from your input.

- Student Board Member



The A. Edward Newton Award is the longest-running collegiate book collecting competition in the nation. First prize $1000.

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McCabe Mile 18 laps around the stacks. 1st prize? A roll of Scott toilet paper.

Moore Student Fellowship Research a topic of your choice in the Friends Historical Library or Peace Collection. Receive $500 to spend one week in the collections.

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We invite students to propose and curate Pop-Up Exhibitions. You can open up conversation about relevant social issues or promote campus programming. Share your ideas.

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Paid Internships

Swarthmore Libraries Internship offers an introduction to library & information science, promoting the American Library Association's values of Equity, Diversity, + Inclusion through weekly seminars and field trips.

Lib / Lab Fellows can expect a combination of open lab hours and weekly meetings, through which they will be exposed to web development and design, digital media, text analysis, and/or data visualization.

CiLIS – Careers in Library & Information Science is a multi-institutional week-long immersive to explore connections between librarianship, career options, and pressing social issues.

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FIND yourself here: We're one
of the largest employers on campus, hiring nearly 100 students each year.

Explore + apply in JobX.

Circulation Desk

Reserves Desk

RIAs – Research & Information Associates


Collection Management

UX  – User Experience

Cornell Library

[science & engineering]


Underhill Library

[music & dance]

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Learn about opportunities for students at the Swarthmore College Libraries. | Orientation 2020

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