Preservation Student Assistant

Posted March 21, 2018. Closes April 4, 2018 11:45 p.m.


Preservation Services (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Preservation Student Assistant

Date Posted:

March 21, 2018

Closing Date:

April 4, 11:45 p.m.

Start Date: Immediately

Number Available:





8 to 19.5 hours per week,  Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


    • Prepare new library materials (books and media) for circulation by property stamping and applying call number labels.
    • Create and edit call number labels using the library catalog and specialized software.
    • Route labeled materials to the appropriate library for shelving.
    • Update the location of library materials in the library catalog as they are routed from Preservation to other libraries or units.
    • Load, unload, and move full book carts.
    • Set aside materials needing repair or stabilization before labeling and shelving.
    • Provide basic assistance to library staff regarding procedures and location of materials.
    • Perform stacks cleaning as needed.
    • Assist with the preparation of materials for commercial binding by providing information from the library catalog.
    • Assist with quality control of newly bound and/or newly digitized materials.
    • Pack/unpack books and journals for shipment to/from commercial bindery and prepare UPS shipments using UPS software.
    • Assist with the digitization of library materials and the preparation of digital content for ingest into digital preservation systems.
    • Assist with special projects and other department duties as assigned.

      Required Qualifications:

      • High level of attention to detail.
      • Ability to push and steer fully load book carts and ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
      • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of users and staff.
      • Ability to work independently and follow established procedures.
      • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisors, coworkers and other library staff.
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Previous experience working in a library.
      • Experience with searching of library catalogs and databases.
      • Experience with the command line interface in Mac/Linux and Windows operating systems.
      • Experience with Excel or other spreadsheet programs.

        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
          • Cover Letter
          • 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