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Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services Student Specialist

Posted February 26, 2017. Positions filled April 12, 2018.


Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (Suzzallo / Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Specialist

Date Posted:

February 26, 2018

Closing Date:

Open until Filled

Start Date: March 19, 2018

Number Available:



$15.60 per hour


10 hours per week.
Schedule to be determined. Hours Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.


Assist in the daily operations of the monographic receiving section, or in the government publications section, of the Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (ARCS) division, Suzzallo Library.
  • Maintain shelf and workspace organization for acquisitions areas, sorting and unpacking books and other incoming purchased material, verifying incoming materials for correctness and receiving in the Libraries' Ex-Libris Alma database. Sorting, unpacking, and processing of incoming government publications.
  • Using the Libraries' 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.
  • Expedite cataloging of certain categories of incoming materials.
  • Assist in ordering procedures and claiming of open orders.
  • Other acquisitions and general office duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clean, legible penmanship
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to type/key quickly and accurately.
  • Able to perform detailed, routine work with accuracy.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Able to follow directions with minimal supervision.
  • Able to maintain scheduled hours.
  • Able to lift 45-pound boxes.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior library work experience.
  • Experience with library databases such as Ex Libris Alma.
  • Available to work at least two or more quarters, including summers.
  • Reading knowledge of an additional European language (French, German or Italian).
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. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader; some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.
  2. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox.
    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Spring 2018 class schedule.

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