Maps Collection - Student Specialist

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Posted 10 September, 2013. Closes 22 September, 2013.


Map Collection

Job Title:

Map Collection Student Specialist

Date Posted:

10 September, 2013

Closing Date:

22 September, 2013

Start date


Number Available:







Saturdays from 1-5 pm, alternating with one other person; other shifts to be determined


    In consultation with the Head Map Collection and the Map Collection Technician, develop and implement processes to do the two following projects:

    • Inventory, prioritize and process gift maps
    • Inventory, prioritize, and process gift aerial photo sets

    In addition, perform the work of a Map Collection Student Technician:

    • File maps, aerial photos and atlases
    • Staff the Government Publications, Maps and Microforms/Newspapers service desk which includes helping users locate and check out materials, and answer phones
    • Staff the library alone when regular library staff are not present
    • Process new and gift maps, including data entry in the UW Libraries online catalog
      Required Qualifications:
        • Strong attention to detail
        • Must have excellent communications skills
        • Must have reliable attendance

          Desired Qualifications:

          • Library research experience
          • Coursework in geography, geology or experience using topographic 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 items by uploading it to the Library student employment online dropbox:
          • Application form
          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