The Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) is a great place to gain experience while in graduate school! The FFL is nationally and internationally renowned for its innovative programs, services, spaces, and collections. It has been named a Library Journal Five Star Library for six years, and is the home of the first library makerspace in the United States. In 2013, Executive Director Sue Considine was honored in Washington D.C. as a White House Champion of Change due to the FFL's leadership in integrating STEM learning into library services. Through speaking opportunities and innovation tours, the FFL has created partnerships inside and outside of the library industry, and has influenced librarianship on local, national, and international scales.

The FFL is seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals with knowledge of emerging technologies and a dedication to customer service to join its current team of part-time circulation desk clerks. This position is uniquely designed for graduate students pursuing their library science, education or technology degree or graduate students in a closely related field. Recent undergraduates considering a career in libraries, education, technology or a similar field of study are also encouraged to apply.

As a circulation desk clerk, you will:

  •  Provide high quality service to a wide range of patrons in a busy suburban library
  • Gain invaluable hands on experience working directly with the public
  • Acquire new skills in a rapidly changing environment
  • Work with a dynamic team of talented professionals
  • Much more…

To apply, email your letter of interest, resume and references to Heather Matzel, Director of Patron Services, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This opportunity requires the flexibility to work daytime, evening and weekend hours as needed. Please be advised that circulation desk duties involve standing and lifting/moving up to 40lb bins of books.

If you can imagine it, you can do it! We customize internships to meet your interests and skills! Have an idea? Tell us about it! Need a place to start? Check out some of the areas we are innovating in, below.

As an FFL intern, you will:

  • Be part of a dynamic team
  • Design and implement innovative ideas
  • Partner with a professional librarian

FFL Summer Reading Internship:
During this internship, you will gain hands on experience and participate in planning and executing innovative summer reading programs. 

FFL Fab Lab Internship:
Come play a meaningful role in the evolution of the FFL Fab Lab, the first makerspace developed within a public library! 

FFL Creation Lab Internship:
Be a part of the transformation of Fayetteville Free Library’s Creation Lab, the library’s digital makerspace! 

For more information or to apply, email your cover letter & resume to Sue Considine, Executive Director, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.