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Pacific Northwest Collection Books and Serials Student Assistant

Posted August 01, 2018. Closes August 15, 2018.


Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

PNW Collection Books and Serials Student Assistant

Date Posted:

August 01, 2018

Closing Date:

August 15, 2018

Start Date: September 26, 2018

Number Available:



$15.45 per hour


18-20 hours per week

Hours between 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday


  • Assist Curator with acquisitions of books, serials, maps, and other print materials.
  • Search complex printed and online bibliographic tools (Library Catalog (Primo), Alma, WorldCat, etc) in support of adding materials to Special Collections Re-house materials (create book covers and other boxes) as necessary
  • Retrieve and re-shelving print material
  • Promote collections on social media
  • Prepare inventories using a variety of software, including Google Drive, Microsoft Excel or other
  • May research, write, compose, edit and/or revise electronic documents, including business correspondence and web content.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Competent in MS Excel
    • Excellent handwriting and communication skills
    • Interest in library cataloging
    • Professional attitude, strong attention to detail and ability to stay self-motivated and complete all tasks assigned in a timely manner
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Currently enrolled in a Master's program
    • Experience working with museum, library, or historical collections or equivalent
    • Previous cataloging course work

    Other job details:

    • Training provided in searching, processing and other work with collections.

    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.

    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