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Student Assistant (Government Publications, Maps & Microforms/Newspapers)

Posted 18 September 2017. Closed 29 September 2017


Government Publications Maps Microforms & Newspapers (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

GMM Student Assistant

Date Posted:

18 September 2017

Closing Date:

29 September 2017

Number Available:



$15.00 per hour


13-19.5 hours per week


    • Shelving and processing of incoming materials.
    • Reshelving as needed of materials in the collections.
    • Retrieval of materials from additional storage areas.
    • Public desk service as assigned and as needed.
    • Instructing patrons in the use of readers and scanners for microformat as well as conventional materials.
    • Additional duties as may be determined by staff, such as special processing or preparation of projects or displays.

      Required Qualifications:


      • Strong customer service skills, public service demeanor and patience with questions from patrons.
      • Able to work well independently and self-motivation in keeping busy.
      • Dependable scheduling, once a schedule is set.
      • Willingness to ask questions.
      • Cooperation with fellow students employees in terms of staffing coverage and duties.


      Desired Qualifications:

      • Prior experience in the use of microforms, maps, or government documents
      • Library experience.

      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

      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