Ann Arbor District Library

From the 1866 founding of the Ladies’ Library Association to the 2008 opening of the Traverwood Branch, the Ann Arbor District Library has provided a multitude of collections, services and programs to the community. Just over 9 million items circulate system-wide each year in the Library’s five branches. Ann Arbor District Libraries are committed to sustaining the value of public library services for the greater Ann Arbor community through the use of traditional and innovative technologies.

Twice a year the Ann Arbor District Library recruits SI/MLIS students to fill Public Library Associate (PLA) positions.  The Public Library Associate program offers paid, practical library experience for students currently enrolled in a School of Information/Library Science Master’s program. Students may hold these positions for up to two years while completing their degrees, including semester breaks and intervals between semesters. The positions end at graduation or after two years, whichever occurs first.

Public Library Associate positions may also qualify for UMSI Internship Program credit, with specifics to be arranged between the student and his/her AADL supervisor and the manager of the UMSI Internship Program. 

Job postings are available at each of our locations, on the Library's website ( and other on-line resources, such as iTrack.

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