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Student Employment in the Libraries

The University of Washington Libraries employ students on an hourly basis in positions that are both challenging and responsible. The Libraries offer flexible work schedules, for both the Academic Year and Summer Quarter, at many convenient locations on our Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses.

Campuses are listed here only when openings are available, as applications are only taken for open positions. To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions. Most positions require you to login using your UW NetID to upload a completed application.

Current and recent positions

Seattle Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

Access Services Technician - Odegaard Library
Posted 27 August, 2015. Closes 14 September, 2015.
Early Morning/Overnight Access Services Technician - Odegaard Library
Posted 27 August, 2015. Open until filled.
Collection Management Services - Student Technician
Posted 26 August, 2015. Closes 18 September, 2015.
Graduate Reference & Instruction Assistant (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)
Posted 26 August, 2015. Closes 8 September, 2015. Bachelor's degree required.
Technical Services Assistant, Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen)
Posted 21 August, 2015. Closes 3 September, 2015.
Sand Point Courier (Suzzallo/Allen Library)
Posted 17 August, 2015. Open until filled.
Central Circulation Services Student Technician
Posted 14 August, 2015. Closes 28 August, 2015.
Media Center Student Technician
Posted 14 August, 2015. Closes 8 September, 2015.
Engineering Library - Reference Assistant
Posted 11 August, 2015. Closes 31 August, 2015. Bachelor's degree required.
Reference and Instruction Assistant (Odegaard)
Posted 7 August, 2015. Priority application date: 31 August, 2015. Bachelor's degree required.
Foster Business Library Graduate Reference & Instruction Specialist
Posted 31 July, 2015. Closes 8 September, 2015. Bachelor's degree required.
Videographer, South Asian Oral History Project
Posted 20 July, 2015. Open until filled.

Bothell Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

Reserves Student Specialist (UW Bothell/Cascadia)
Posted 17 August, 2015. Closes 31 August, 2015.
Student Technology Consultant (UW Bothell/Cascadia College)
Posted 16 July, 2015. Open until filled.

Tacoma Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

Digital Projects & Reference Specialist (UW Tacoma)
Posted 1 August, 2015. Open until filled. Bachelor's degree required.
Student Reference Specialist (UW Tacoma)
Posted July 29, 2015. Open until filled. Bachelor's degree required.

Additional Information

Hours of work are generally scheduled for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 19.5 hours per week. Positions are available at various levels, beginning with Student Assistant I.

To be employed as a student, the student must be enrolled in a degree program and meet minimum enrollment requirements, qualify for "academic leave" status, or be enrolled in the UW English Language Program. Minimum credits are 6 for undergraduate students, 4 for graduate and professional students, and 2 for Ph.D. candidates working on dissertations. Preference may go to applicants with Work Study financial aid awards, but all students are encouraged to apply.

The University of Washington, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, is building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Does the job you want require a résumé or cover letter to apply? For suggestions or examples for crafting your application, a few places to start are:

For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities or the application process, interested students may contact the UW Libraries Employment Services Manager:

Erik Dahl
206-685-1820
eadahl@uw.edu