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Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services Student Specialist - Monographic receiving

Posted September 12, 2018. Closes September 17, 2018.


Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (Suzzallo / Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Specialist

Date Posted:

September 12, 2018

Closing Date:

September 17, 2018

Start Date: Immediately

Number Available:



$15.60 per hour


12  hours per week.
Hours Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.


Assist in the daily operations of the Monographic receiving section of the Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (ARCS) division, Suzzallo Library.
  • Maintain shelf and workspace organization for acquisitions areas
  • Sort and unpack books and other incoming purchased material
  • Verify incoming materials for correctness and receiving in the Libraries' Ex-Libris Alma database
  • Search and create records as needed for orders and gifts
  • Identify duplication
  • Receive and update records for incoming purchased books and other materials

      Required Qualifications:

        • Ability to type/key accurately and with speed
        • Able to perform very detailed, routine work with accuracy
        • Knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel
        • Follow instructions with minimal supervision and maintain scheduled hours
        • Able to lift 45 pound boxes
        • Reading knowledge of one European language (French, German or Italian)
          Desired Qualifications:
          • Prior library work experience
          • Experience with library databases such as Ex Libris Alma and OCLC
          • Available to work at least two or more quarters, including summers
          • Reading knowledge of an additional European language (Spanish; a Nordic language such as Swedish or Norwegian)
          Other Job Details:
          • Excellent opportunity to gain experience in the academic library technical services/acquisitions field.
          • Information School students are encouraged to apply.
          • Position is conveniently located on campus and the hours are flexible.

          Application Process:

          1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
            • Resumé
            • Cover letter
          2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
          3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.

          Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.


          For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
          Erik Dahl
          Phone: 206-685-1820
          Email: eadahl@uw.edu