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Research & Learning Services Specialist (Music Library)

Posted October 4, 2018. Closes October 11, 2018.


Odegaard Undergraduate Library or Suzzallo & Allen Libraries Reference & Research Services

Job Title:

Research & Learning Services Specialist (Music Library)

Date Posted:

October 4, 2018

Closing Date:

October 11, 2018

Number Available:



$15.60 per hour.


15-19.5 hours per week.


  • Under the direction of the Head, Music Library, provides support for orientations, tours, and other outreach activities
  • Under the direction of the Head, Music Library, assists as needed with information literacy instruction for undergraduate courses
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of research guides, course guides, and tutorials
  • Responds to reference questions received via the Music Library QuestionPoint email account
  • Under the direction of the Head, Music Library, selects media materials for Music Library Listening Center collection
  • Searches media selections on vendor websites and WorldCat, prepares media orders for submission to Acquisitions
  • Under the direction of the Head, Music Library, evaluates and selects gifts in all formats
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a graduate program at the University of Washington (as of Sept. 2018)
  • Significant background in Western classical music via degree, coursework, or performance experience
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Evidence of excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to juggle projects, set priorities, and work with minimal supervision

Desired Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in the MLIS program at the UW Information School (as of Sept. 2018) OR enrollment in a graduate program at the UW School of Music (as of Sept. 2018)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Western classical music history and repertoire
  • Experience with and/or demonstrated commitment to working with diverse users
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in marketing and outreach and facility with social media as an outreach and marketing tool
Other Job Details:
  • This job is primarily project-based and does not include set service desk hours.
  • Work may be completed during Music Library open hours: M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., S 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Work during University holidays is not required.
  • Please indicate your available hours in the application.

Application Process:

  1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
    • Cover letter
    • Resumé
    • Names and contact information for three references
  2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
  3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your cover letter, resumé and 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