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Microforms and Newspapers - Student Technician

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Posted 2 April, 2014. Closes 13 April, 2014.


Microforms and Newspapers (Suzzallo/Allen Library)

Job Title:

Student Technician

Date Posted:

2 April, 2014

Closing Date:

13 April, 2014

Number Available:



$9.45 per hour


9 - 19.5 hours per week; may include weekends and evenings


  • Assist patrons in using scanners, readers and printers for microformat materials
  • Process newspapers and microformat materials for the collection
  • Prepare newspapers for microfilming or digital scanning
  • Reshelve used materials, prepare new materials for shelving and discard older materials as directed
  • As assigned, staff an information desk and answer phones and questions about the library and collection
  • Other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications:

    • Must be able to lift 30 pounds
    • English sufficient to explain the collection and use of scanners and reader/printers for microformat materials
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Confident, but willing to ask questions
    • Experience in using scanners and microformat materials desirable, but willingness to learn if lacking experience, is acceptable

    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 documents by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
      1. Application form
      2. Resume
      3. Cover letter

    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