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East Asia Library - Assistant to Japanese Studies Librarian

Posted on 16 September 2016. Filled 13 October 2016


East Asia Library

Job Title:

Assistant to Japanese Studies Librarian, Student Specialist

Date Posted:

16 September 2016

Closing Date:

13 October 2016

Number Available:



$13.60 per hour.


6 hours per week during the office hours of the East Asia Library (Monday - Tuesday 8 am-7 pm, Friday 8 am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 1-5 pm)

Start Date: 3 October 2016


  • Assist Librarian with acquisitions of books and serials
  • Search complex printed and online bibliographic tools (Library Catalog (Primo), Alma, WorldCat, etc) in support of adding materials to Japanese Collections
  • Edit and/or revise Research Guide Promote collections on social media
  • Assist with exhibit preparation
  • Prepare inventories using a variety of software, including GoogleDrive, Microsoft Excel or other
  • Assist Librarian in East Asia Library's IT support Other clerical works

    Required Qualifications:

    Native level Japanese reading/writing skill
    Microsoft Office Suites (Word & Excel)
    Library research experience
    Understanding of the nature of Japanese Studies
    Knowledge of Japanese popular culture
    Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent Japanese reading skill including the ability to read pre-modern Japanese texts
    • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Professional attitude
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to stay self-motivated and complete all assigned tasks in a timely manner

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Interested in Japanese Studies and library service

    Application Process:

    1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader; some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.
    2. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
        • Application form
        • Resume

    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