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

Posted 14 April 2017. Open until filled.


Government Publications Maps Microforms Newspapers (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

14 April 2017

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Number Available:



$15.00 per hour

Start Date: Immediately


12-19.5 hours per week

Wednesday 3 hour shift between 12pm and 5pm, Saturdays 1-5pm alternating with 1-2 other employees,  other shifts to be arranged


    • Staff the Government Publications, Maps and Microforms/Newspapers service desk which includes helping users locate and check out materials
    • Answer phones at the service desk
    • After training, staff the library alone when regular library staff are not present
    • Inventory and process maps
    • Inventory and process aerial photo sets
    • Data entry in the UW Libraries online catalog
    • File maps, aerial photos and atlases

      Required Qualifications:

      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Strong attention to detail
      • Reliable attendance
      • Availability to work next academic year Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

      Desired Qualifications:

      • Coursework in geography, geology, or experience using maps

      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