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Serials Receiving Student Specialist - Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services (ARCS)

Posted May 6, 2022. Closes May 18, 2022.


Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (Suzzallo / Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Specialist

Date Posted:

May 6, 2022

Closing Date:

May 18, 2022

Start Date: End of Spring Quarter

Number Available:



$17.57 per hour


10-15 hours per week during school term; up to 39 hours during summer Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., no nights or weekends.


Two open positions, all to assist in the daily operations of the Serials Receiving Section of the Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services Division, Suzzallo Library. Duties as assigned include, but are not limited to:

  • Sorting & unpacking mail for Serials/ARCS, and receiving newspapers, microfilms, journals, & other serials in the Libraries' online catalog.
  • Using the Libraries' online catalog, Alma; and searching titles and creating item records
  • Expedite processing of certain categories of incoming materials.
  • Other acquisitions and general office duties as assigned.

      Required Qualifications:

        • Clean, legible penmanship

        • Good communication skills

        • Attention to detail

        • Comfortable with and able to maintain focus doing repetitive tasks

        • Flexibility

          Desired Qualifications:
          • Reading knowledgeof one Europe an language (French, German, or Italian)

          • Knowledge of Vietnamese, Arabic, Persian, or Russian a plus

          • Experience with library databases such as Alma

          • Prior library work experience

          Other Job Details:

          Available to work over summer, with the possibility of continuing into the following school year.

          Position is conveniently located on campus in Suzzallo Library Excellent opportunity to gain experience in the academic library technical services/acquisitions field; Information School students are encouraged to apply.

          We are a diverse crew and encourage anyone interested to apply.

          Application Process:

          1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
            • Resumé
            • Cover letter
            • Please include up to 3 references with your application
          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, cover letter, and references.

          Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

          Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

          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