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Monographic Receiving Student Specialist - Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services

Posted January 11, 2022. Closes January 19, 2022.


Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (Suzzallo / Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Monographic Receiving Student Specialist

Date Posted:

January 11, 2022

Closing Date:

January 19, 2022

Number Available:



$17.57 per hour


12  hours per week.
Hours Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.


Assist in the daily operations of the Monographic receiving section of the Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (ARCS) division, Suzzallo Library.

Duties as assigned include:

  • Maintain shelf and workspace organization for acquisitions areas
  • Sorting and unpacking books and other incoming purchased material
  • Verifying incoming materials for correctness and receiving in the Libraries' Ex-Libris Alma database
  • Search and create records as needed for orders and gifts
  • Identify duplication
  • Receive and update records for incoming purchased books and other materials
  • Other office duties as assigned

      Required Qualifications:

        • Ability to type/key accurately and with speed
        • Able to perform very detailed, routine work with accuracy
        • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel
        • Follow instructions with minimal supervision and maintain scheduled hours
        • Able to lift 45 pound boxes
        • Reading knowledge of one European language (French, German, Italian, or Spanish; fluency not required).
          Desired Qualifications:
          • Prior library work experience
          • Experience with library databases such as Ex Libris Alma and OCLC
          • Available to work at least two or more quarters, including summers
          • Reading knowledge of an additional European language
          Other Job Details:

          We offer flexible weekday hours and practical experience working on-campus in a library technical services department; iSchool students are encouraged to apply.

          Application Process:

          1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
            • Resumé
            • Cover letter
          2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
          3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.

          Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

          For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
          Erik Dahl
          Phone: 206-685-1820
          Email: eadahl@uw.edu