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Research Commons Citation Tools Specialist

Posted 11 May, 2017. Closes 12 June, 2017


Research Commons, Suzzallo-Allen Libraries

Job Title:

Research Commons Citation Tools Specialist

Date Posted:

11 May, 2017

Closing Date:

12 June, 2017

Number Available:



$15.60 per hour


10 - 19.5 hours per week.

Weekdays: exact working schedule to be arranged upon employment.

Start Date: 16 September, 2017 (incoming students). Summer quarter 2017 option available for continuing students.


  • Provide citation management support to members of the UW academic community. Support includes reference consultations in person and online, and the delivery of workshops and webinars.
  • Manage and create content for LibGuides on specific citation management tools.
  • Promote and market the Citation Management Tools consultation service.
  • Staff the Research Commons Help Desk, providing technology and information assistance to members of the UW community.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings and on related committees and projects with partner units.
  • Complete or contribute to other projects as assigned--for example, interdisciplinary research-focused programs held in the Research Commons, or assessment projects to learn more about Research Commons consultation services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Evidence of excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to juggle projects, set priorities, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and in a self-directed manner.
  • Strong interest in collaborative, informal learning spaces. Passion for fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and research support in academic libraries.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with citation management tools (for example, Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote, and/or Refworks).
  • Enrollment in the iSchool MLIS graduate program.
  • Experience with and/or demonstrated commitment to working with diverse users.
  • Experience with and/or demonstrated commitment to providing in-person or online reference or instruction.
Other Job Details:

The UW Libraries Research Commons, located on the ground floor of the Allen Library South, provides a collaborative environment in which students and faculty can come together to share and discuss research, as well as get support for different steps of the research process: searching, writing, publishing, presenting and funding. The Research Commons is a place to collaborate and connect with fellow students and faculty on research projects, a place for workshop and presentation opportunities, and a place for members of the UW academic community to discover what their peers and colleagues are researching.

Application Process:

  1. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Names and contact information for three references

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