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Preservation Student Assistant- Preservation Services

Posted November 20, 2023. Closing December 7, 2023.


Preservation Services

Job Title:

Preservation Student Assistant

Date Posted:

November 20, 2023

Closing Date:

December 7, 2023

Number of Openings: 1


$18.69 per hour.



Mon.-Fri. between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


  • Prepare new library materials (books and other media) for circulation by property stamping and applying call number labels.
  • Create and edit call number labels using the library catalog and specialized software.
  • Route labeled materials to the appropriate library unit for shelving.
  • Update the location of library materials in the library catalog as they are routed from Preservation to other libraries or units.
  • Load, unload, and move full book carts.
  • Set aside materials needing repair or stabilization before labeling and shelving.
  • Provide basic assistance to library staff regarding procedures and location of materials.
  • Perform cleaning of library materials and shelves/storage areas as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials for commercial binding.
  • Assist with quality control of newly bound and/or newly digitized materials.
  • Pack/unpack volumes for shipment to/from commercial bindery and prepare UPS shipments using UPS software.
  • Assist with special projects and other department duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Ability to push and steer fully load book carts and to safely lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Very high level of attention to detail with repetitive tasks, following established procedures.
    • Ability to handle library materials with care.
    • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of users and staff.
    • Ability to work independently and follow established procedures.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisors, coworkers and other library staff.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • No previous library experience needed.
    • On-the-job training provided.

    Application Process:

    1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file containing both is preferred. Please name your file using the following format: LastName_FirstName.docx/pdf
    • Resumé
    • Cover letter
  • Log in to the Microsoft forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.
    1. 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