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Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services Student Specialist - Serials Receiving

Posted July 8, 2021. Closes July 25, 2021.


Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (Suzzallo / Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Specialist

Date Posted:

July 8, 2021

Closing Date:

July 25, 2021

Number Available:



$16.15 per hour


10 hours per week. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.


Three 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 Alma, search titles and create item records.
  • Expedite processing of certain categories of incoming materials.
  • Other acquisitions and general office duties as assigned.

      Required Qualifications:

        • Clean, legible penmanship

        • Available to work at least 3 or more quarters, including summers

        • Ability to lift 45 pound boxes

        • Ability to follow instructions with minimal supervision and maintain scheduled hours

        • Knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel

        • Strong English skills (written and verbal) and ability to type/key accurately and with speed

          Desired Qualifications:
          • Reading knowledge of one European language (French, German, or Italian)

          • Experience with library databases such as Alma

          • Prior library work experience

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

          Other Job Details:

          Excellent opportunity to gain experience in the academic library technical services/acquisitions field; Information School students are encouraged to apply. The position is conveniently located on campus and the hours are flexible.

          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, cover letter and Fall 2018 schedule.

          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