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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.

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

Campuses are listed here only when openings are available, as applications are only taken for open positions. If no positions are listed in this section, please check back later. Positions open throughout the year, most frequently before and after quarter breaks.

Seattle Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

Cataloging and Metadata Services - Linked Data Specialist
Posted November 26, 2018. Closes December 16, 2018

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:

Application process troubleshooting

"You need permission. This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization."
If you see this error when connecting to the application form you are probably logged in to Google with a personal account, instead of your UW account. Two options to fix this are:
  1. Quick solution: Use a private or incognito browser window.
  2. For easier regular use of both accounts: Go to the Google home page; in the upper right go to the Account menu and use the “Add account” button to associate your @uw Google account. Now you can toggle back and forth between the two.


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