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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

Access Services Assistant (UW Tacoma)
Posted July 11, 2019. Closes July 21, 2019.

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.
Guy and Charlotte Springsteel Graduate Fellowship
This fellowship is for select iSchool masters program students. Established by Frederick Springsteel, it honors his parents, Guy and Charlotte, who met at Western Washington University.


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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Open Librarian Positions

Accepting Applications

Japanese Cataloger / East Asia Library Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian
Notice of Vacancy May 15, 2019. Closing date for completed applications submitted through Interfolio is 11:59pm EST Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian.

Classified and Professional Staff Positions

Oral History Project Manager - UW Tacoma
This one year, full-time position will coordinate and manage all aspects of a digital oral history project that documents the founding, growth, and impact of the University of Washington Tacoma campus. Open until filled.
Southeast Asia Library Specialist
The Library Specialist performs a wide range of complex technical assignments centered on the development and maintenance of the Section's acquisitions programs. Southeast Asian language reading and transliteration knowledge required. Closes 29 July, 2019.
Program Analyst and Communications Specialist
This Professional Staff position will contribute to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) mission of promoting access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources and data. Open until filled.
Grants Manager and Budget Analyst
This position supports the operations of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR) University of Washington / National Institutes of Health (NIH) cooperative agreement encompassing activities of the NNLM PNR and NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO) programs. Open until filled.
Outreach Coordinator
This professional staff position develops programming on the resources produced by the National Library of Medicine for all audiences, including health professionals, medical librarians, public librarians, patients and the general public, community colleges libraries, minority serving institutions with programs in the health sciences, and state or regional professional associations. . Open until filled.