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Student Positions

Applications are taken only for open positions. Open positions for the Seattle and Tacoma campuses are listed on this page (see the Bothell Library employment page for Bothell campus jobs).  To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions. Most positions require a UW Google (G Suite) account to apply; see "More info" for details.

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Open Student Positions

Health Sciences Library User Experience Student Assistant
Posted June 22, 2021. Closes August 26, 2021
Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services Student Specialist - Serials Receiving
Posted July 8, 2021. Closes July 25, 2021.
OUGL Student Reference Specialist, Odegaard Library
Posted July 23, 2021. Closes August 4, 2021.
Student Assistant (Government Publications, Maps & Microforms/Newspapers)
Posted July 20, 2021. Closed July 27, 2021.
Research Commons Student Reference Specialist
Posted July 14, 2021. Closes August 1, 2021.

Graduate GSA Student Positions

When available, jobs are posted at the central UW employment website, with brief descriptions and links listed here. These positions are Academic Student Employee positions covered by UW/UAW contract.

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Joseph and Jill McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship
UW Libraries offers a unique fellowship to MLIS students at the iSchool that combines a scholarship with a paid work experience in the University Libraries system. The successful fellow receives a scholarship and an assignment in a University Libraries unit(s) based on the recipient's interests.


Internships allow selected candidates to further their education in a hands on setting. When offered, internships may be open nationally, or restricted to select educational programs. UW iSchool students should also see the iSchool Directed Field Work page: http://ischool.uw.edu/current/mlis/fieldwork-internships

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Classified and Professional Staff Positions

Reserves Technician
This position on the Bothell/Cascadia campus performs library technical tasks in support of Course Reserves and Circulation services. Closes August 2, 2021
Overnight Supervisor - Odegaard Library
This academic year position supervises overnight operations at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Closes July 28, 2021.