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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

Branch Operations Services Student Assistant
Posted September 22, 2021. Closes September 28, 2021.
Student Reference Specialist (Remote) - UW Tacoma
Posted September 14, 2021. Closes September 26, 2021.
Student Reference Specialist (Hybrid) - UW Tacoma
Posted September 14, 2021. Closes September 26, 2021.
Tateuchi East Asia Library-Korean Acquisitions and Cataloging Student Assistant
Posted September 22, 2021. Closes October 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

Public Services Technician
This position provides public and collection maintenance services within Branch Operations Services on the Seattle campus. Closes October 5, 2021
Collection Maintenance Technician
This position is responsible for collection maintenance functions for Suzzallo/Allen and Government Publications collections including identifying materials for repair and preparing items for binding. Provides circulation services at the public services desk and receiving room. Position reposted; if you have already applied to this position, your application is still under consideration, and you do not need to reapply. Closes October 5, 2021.
Evening and Weekend Technician (1.0 FTE)
This position will process library materials; assist users at service desks; and, in the absence of supervisors, direct student assistants in maintaining the operations of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Closes September 3, 2021. NOTE: This is 1 of 2 technician positions currently available at Odegaard - job duties are identical, but schedule of hours is different. Apply to each separately for consideration.